‘Game of Thrones’ season 8 premiere hits new series high

Cersei Lannister? Not gonna happen

However, the season 8 premiere drew in a total of 17.4 million viewers across multiple platforms Sunday night, including those who watched it during its first-run broadcast, and those viewed it on HBO GO, and HBO NOW. Yesterday accounts for largest night of streaming activity ever for HBO.

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.

In fact, the real question may become not if Game of Thrones continues to reach new audience heights as it heads towards the May 19 series finale.

Details of the final season have been kept a closely guarded secret, boosting anticipation. The series stars Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams. The annual NFL Super Bowl attracts about 100 million viewers and the 2019 Oscars ceremony in February was watched on television by 29.6 million Americans. In comparison to the season-seven premiere, the streaming audience almost doubled. Though we later found out its relevance to the White Walkers, a similar design popped up again in the Season 8 premiere around the wight Ned Umber.

So yesterday, all of the hype on social media was about the return of Game Of Thrones. Moreover, the third episode happens to be the longest episode of the season, clocking in at one hour 22 minutes.

When Jon Snow said goodbye to a comatose Bran in Season 1, episode 2, he did so by kissing him on the forehead.