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‘Game of Thrones’ premiere has record US audience

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 16, 2019 13:55

‘Game of Thrones’ premiere has record US audience

Some 17.4 million Americans watched the first episode of the final season of television’s “Game of Thrones” – a record audience for the medieval fantasy series.HBO said Sunday’s live U.S. television audience and viewers on its HBO GO and HBO NOW apps exceeded the previous series high of 16.9 million viewers for the Season 7 finale two years ago.On social media, Sunday’s premiere was also the most-tweeted-about episode of the show ever, with more than 5 million Tweets, and 11 million mentions throughout the course of the weekend, HBO said in a statement.All of the top 10 global Twitter trends late Sunday evening were about the episode.The series set among warring families in the fictional kingdom of Westeros, which began in 2007, has become HBO’s biggest hit.The final episode of “Game of Thrones” will air on May 19.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 16, 2019 13:55

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