For reference, the show's seventh season averaged 10.26 million viewers in its initial airings and 32.8 million with streaming, DVR viewing, on-air replays, and on-demand included.
As fans play catch up on Sunday's Thrones premiere - and dive into the five remaining Thrones episodes in the coming weeks - viewership is likely to continue climbing for HBO programming across the board.
Game of Thrones Season 8 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. EST on HBO. Season 8 is sure to burn that record right up.
Streaming viewers were up in particular: HBO NOW saw a 50% jump in viewers from last season's finale, and 97% increase from last season's premiere. I personally didn't look at my Twitter feed once during the premiere. However, after the episode had drawn to an intense close, I perused the platform and was a little taken aback by how quickly and brazen people were being about posting plot specifics and pivotal screenshots. Tweeters beware! Spoilers are coming! Arya's voice can be heard in the background, where she is heard saying, "Death, it's got so many faces, I look forward to seeing this one".
So as far as Jon goes, if he has to hear you've been doing. you'd rather have your loyal and honest best friend tell you.The Stark boy survives, but he is paralysed. Check the teaser out here below, then let us know what do you think about it in the comments section.