Record 17.4 mln Americans watched 'Game of Thrones' kickoff for final season

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Record 17.4 mln Americans watched 'Game of Thrones' kickoff for final season

"Apparently our system was as excited as we are for Game of Thrones tonight and gave a few DirecTV Now customers early access to the episode by mistake". I should know, I was one of 'em. While the episode was considerably light on blood and gore, it did much to cover plenty of ground, updating viewers on where numerous fantasy saga's remaining players are at. And the character who provided meme material for social media users was Bran Stark.

With Game of Thrones season 8 in full swing following the release of its premiere, Winterfell, this weekend, fans finally got to set their sights on the new title sequence which introduces each episode.

Foxtel also launched a series of activations and integrations ahead of the final season of the fantasy series.

Sunday night was going to be the premiere episode of the final season of what is apparently one of the most popular series on HBO.

In addition, te HBO NOW streaming service saw a jump of approximately 50% in viewing when compared to last season's finale and almost doubled (97%) when compared to the seventh season premiere.

When Jon Snow takes Daenerys off to a snowy waterfall to presumably have some sexy times, it's a reference to Jon and Ygritte's cave (used for the same purposes) back in Season 3, episode 5.

Fox League, Fox Footy, Supercars and Fox Rugby also featured in Game of Thrones Round.

Harington said in a behind-the-scenes video that filming the scene was "not easy", and he nearly sustained a terrifying injury to his nether regions. We can see Jorah, Grey Worm, Arya, Gendry, Tyrion, and Jon Snow preparing for the Night King's forces, and we can only imagine that all hell will break loose shortly thereafter.

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