Game of Thrones Smashes Viewing Records despite hacks and leaks
Aug 30, 2017 Entertainment 3332 By Abdulkerimu Oare
- Season Seven Finale breaks viewing records.
- Season Eight may be delayed until 2019.
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- Next season could have only Six Episodes
The Highly anticipated Game of Thrones Season Seven which aired on Sunday night surely didn't go unnoticed.
According to Nielsen, the 79 minutes episode recorded a record breaking 12.1 million viewers on Sunday night.
According to HBO, the show's finale recorded a total of 16.5 million views across the HBO Go platform and the HBO Now app combined.
Although Game of Thrones has been considered HBO's most popular show for a while now, it just keeps getting larger than expected.
Last year's Season Six's finale recorded an amazing 8.9 million views, meaning the final episode alone this year recorded a 36% growth.
When you take the delayed viewing into consideration, HBO reports that each episode from Season 7 has gone on to receive at least 30 million views after initially airing. This is at least 8 million more views compared to last year.
Due to the production schedule, season eight may not be released until 2019.
For a company that experienced some shaky moments especially through hacks and leaks, things are definitely looking rosy for now and the future.