‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7 Premiere Smashes Record

Winter is here, but the ratings for Game of Thrones are sizzling hot. GoT returned after its longest wait yet and delivered its best audience ever. Absence does make the heart grow fonder.

The HBO fantasy drama delivered an impressive 16.1 million viewers on all of the network’s platforms. That number represents a whopping 50 percent increase from last year’s opener. Very impressive given that viewership during the summer is typically lower than the fall.

With regards to online presence, the show inspired 2.4 million tweets, making the show titled, “Dragonstone,” the most-tweeted episode of all time. The demand was so great, the premiere crashed HBO.com. Its streaming service HBO Now also experienced some outage, much to the displeasure of many subscribers.

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  • Chris

    Two words: Ed Sheeran