The excitement surrounding the debut of Game of Thrones Season 8 was not equal and the first episode of the new season became the most viewed debut throughout the series.
The willingness to find out what’s going to happen to the characters you’ve been following all these years or the simple will to avoid spoilers may have helped more people watch the episode on its debut.
According to EntertainmentWeekly, the first episode of Game of Thrones Season 8, called “Winterfell,” was watched by more than 17.4 million viewers in the United States of America in the first two days and streaming services.
This means that in the US the first episode of the new season of Game of Thrones has become the most watched content of 2019 to date and the best ever HBO debut.
“The Dragon and the Wolf,” the latest episode of Game of Thrones Season 7 was, so far, the most watched episode in the series, with more than 16.9 million in its debut.
However, “The Dragon and the Wolf” still remains the most watched episode in its first broadcast in the US, where it reached more than 12.1 million viewers, compared with 11.8 million for this new “Winterfell.”
Despite the excitement surrounding this Game of Thrones Season 8, it will be interesting to see how the HBO series compares to Season 7, which represents one of the show’s best points in terms of viewers.
Game of Thrones Season 8 will continue on SYFY in Portugal at 2:00 or 22:15 next Monday or through HBO Portugal.