Selasa, 30 April 2019

‘Game Of Thrones’ Battle Of Winterfell Hits All-Time Series & HBO Viewership High – Update - Deadline

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details of the third episode of Game of Thrones Season 8 that aired on April 28. 

UPDATE, 8:34: The linear numbers for Games of Thrones‘ hand-to-hand and sword-to-sword filled April 28th “The Long Night” episode scored the second best numbers for the HBO series ever.

However, now that the premium cabler has released HBOGo and HBO Now numbers, the third episode of the Emmy winning series’ final season is now the most watched ever.

That’s most watched GoT and most watched HBO series ever in the history of the WarnerMedia-owned outlet.

Topping the previous record of the Season 8 “Winterfell” opener of April 14, “The Long Night” snagged 17.8 million viewers over all platforms and with two linear airings.

“The Long Night” bested the “Winterfell” episode by just 3% in gross audience – but a win is still a win not matter how close.

PREVIOUSLY, 7:52 AM: We don’t know yet who will sit on the Iron Throne but the third episode of the final season of Game of Thrones gave us the battle of all small screen battles and a near record viewership result for HBO.

Clocking in at 82 minutes, the Miguel Sapochnik-directed “The Long Night” is the longest episode so far of the David Benioff and D.B. Weiss executive produced blockbuster series based on George R.R. Martin’s writings. With a sweeping body count and the killing of the much-feared Night King (Vladimir Furdik) by Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) in the final minutes, the much-anticipated episode is also the second most watched GoT ever, at least for now.

The long and bloody “The Long Night” snared 12.02 million viewers on April 28.

The draw of “The Long Night” is  just a mere 55,000 sets of eyeballs less than which tuned in for the all-time GoT viewership high of the Season 7 finale. That August 27, 2017, “The Dragon and The Wolf” episode drew 12.07 million linear viewers.

The 5.28 rating among adults 18-49 that “The Long Night” snagged is the second best demo result GoT has had. No surprise, the top 18-49 result, so far, remains that Season 7 ender. “The Dragon and The Wolf” roped in a 5.70 rating among the key demo.

Squarely the top non-season finale GoT so far among linear viewers, the overall numbers could see an interesting uptick once HBO releases HBOGo and HBO NOW figures later today.

Of course, with the battle for Winterfell literally the culmination of one of the major plots of the entire series, it will be very interesting to see how many fans actually went digital as opposed to watching the darkly filmed drama of warfare against the Army of the Dead in real time.

Turning back to linear viewership for a sec, the third episode of the final season of GoT rose 16.7% from Easter Sunday’s “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.” Season-to-season, “The Long Night” was up a kingslaying 30% in its audience from the July 30, 2017 “The Queen’s Justice” third episode of Season 7.

“The Long Night” was first episode of the eighth and last season of GoT to be penned by Benioff and Weiss this year

All written by the EPs, there are three more episodes of Game of Thrones left, with the series finale on May 19. Benioff and Weiss are directing that series ender, which we don’t yet know the title of.

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2019-04-30 15:34:00Z

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