Game of Thrones finale TV rating affected by remake season 8 petition. How did The Bells reaction impact episode 6 for HBO?
Game of Thrones series finale was HBO’s most watched episode in the channel’s history. Game of Thrones season 8 episode 6 ended its record-setting final season with a history making ratings that drew HBO 13.6 million viewers for its initial airing of the series finale Sunday night. Adding in replays and early streaming, that figure climbs to 19.3 million.
The previous high for Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 The Bells on May 12, which delivered 12.48 million viewers for its debut airing and a first-night total of 18.4 million.
The final Game of Thrones season has recorded five of the six most-watched episodes in the history of Game of Thrones (the season seven finale is the sixth). With continued streaming, DVR and on-demand viewing and additional replays, HBO says season eight is averaging an unheard-of 44.2 million viewers through Sunday. That’s more than 10 million people ahead of the average for season seven.
I guess that Game of Thrones petition didn’t work out quite well for fans that wanted a redo of season 8.