If it felt like everyone and their mother (of dragons) was watching Game of Thrones on Sunday night, it’s because they were.
According to HBO, a staggering 17.4 million viewers across cable, HBO Go, and HBO Now tuned into the Game of Thrones: Season 8 premiere on Sunday — surpassing Thrones‘ previous ratings record from the finale of Season 7, which brought in 16.9 million viewers in July 2017.
The debut of Thrones’ final season marked the largest night of streaming activity in HBO’s history, and that means great things for the service’s other series.
Barry, a tense dramedy starring Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader, followed Thrones and saw its best night ever with 2.2 million viewers. Read more…
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