The ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 finale is now the most watched episode in the history of the series…
‘Game of Thrones’ has shattered another record.
The season 7 finale titled ‘The Dragon and the Wolf’ that debuted on Sunday night on HBO earned a whopping 16.5 million live and streaming viewers for the initial run of the episode.
That makes the season 7 finale the most watched episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ in the series history after topping the episode ‘The Spoils of War’, which was the previous record holder with 10.7 million viewers.
Now that 16.5 million number is impressive, but the ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 finale will grow even larger once on demand, replays and later streamed views are added to the total. In fact, ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 has been averaging a gaudy 31 million viewers per episode this year.
Combining all those numbers officially makes ‘Game of Thrones’ the biggest show on television, surpassing even AMC’s hit series ‘The Walking Dead’.
Now the wait begins for ‘Game of Thrones’ to return for the final season, which will only total out at six episodes when it debuts. Production on the final season is expected to get underway in October with the possibility that the six episodes will be super sized, although HBO hasn’t confirmed anything yet about the length of the episodes.
With filming kicking off in October, it’s not likely the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ will debut until either late 2018 or early 2019.