Bran Stark In The 'Game Of Thrones' Premiere Has Inspired Memes

16 April, 2019, 07:14 | Author: Dominic Spencer
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This photo provided by HBO shows Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Kit Harington as Jon Snow in a scene from HBO's "Game of Thrones".

Game of Thrones' final season premiere just aired, and it's fitting that the episode had so many parallels to the series premiere that aired way back in 2011.

Following last night's Game Of Thrones, HBO shared a teaser of the next episode, which looks to pick up where things left off with Jaime Lannister.

Contains spoilers for Season 8 Episode 1. Yesterday accounts for largest night of streaming activity ever for HBO. A boost in viewership this season could also help HBO promote other new shows. In comparison to the season-seven premiere, the streaming audience almost doubled. While that means the series came in slightly below the 12.07 million viewer audience its season 7 finale's on-air broadcast scored, it's still well above its season 7 premiere's initial 10.1 million viewers. I would be very surprised if the Season 8 premiere doesn't experience a huge bump to set the stage for a record-breaking average.

"Game of Thrones" is available in over 150 countries worldwide, but HBO said viewing data are not easily retrieved in many of those markets, making a global figure impossible to calculate. Moreover, the third episode happens to be the longest episode of the season, clocking in at one hour 22 minutes.

"There was a bit where Jon nearly falls off the dragon - swings round really violent like this - and my right ball got trapped, and I didn't have time to say stop", Harington said in a behind-the-scenes video.


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