Game of Thrones Season 8 is one of the most talked about TV show of all time for so many reasons. Whether it is the controversial ending or production mistakes, Game of Thrones is been in trends since the last few months.
As it was the final season and every fan was excited to see how Game of Thrones ends, it generated record viewership numbers. Along with the official HBO numbers, GOT torrents have also shattered all piracy records.
Game of Numbers
HBO reported that a record 17.4 million users watched Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 1 through official HBO App and other partner networks. It is the highest number of viewers the show has ever reached before Season 8.
Not only that the first episode of Game of Thrones Season 8 broke all the illegal views records too. GOT was watched around by 55 million users through torrents and other such means within 24 hours of the release of the first episode this season.
Even though everyone is hating the GOT finale episode, it has shattered all the previous viewing records. GOT S8 finale was live streamed by over 19.3 million users all around the world. While the average views of the whole of the Game of Thrones Season 8 come around 44.2 million. As of now, there are still many fans who haven’t watched Season 8 of Game of Thrones, so these numbers are expected to further go up.
Streaming vs Download
The biggest difference Game of Thrones had made is that more and more people are streaming the show instead of downloading. Since HBO has made it so easy to stream Game of Thrones Season 8 all around the world, it was bound to happen.
As per the reports, 76.6 percent on the total figures are from online streaming while only 12.2 percent people bothered to download GOT Season 8. The remaining numbers go to a regular TV channel which airs Game of Thrones after some hours later.