April 19, 2019

'Game of Thrones' breaks all time record with final season's first episode

16 April 2019, 10:58 | Regina Holmes

Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark and Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton in the infamous wedding night scene from Game of Thrones

Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark and Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton in the infamous wedding night scene from Game of Thrones

"Game of Thrones" has pulled off an impressive feat throughout its run, by managing to consistently grow its audience with each new season. Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss wrote a Season 9 episode of the show and cameoed in Season 12.

In the lead-up to last night's return of the eighth and final season, fans watched over four million hours of Seasons 1-7 on Foxtel across the first eight weeks of 2019. Finally, in episode 1 of the final season, Jon Snow is seen riding Rhaegal Dragon.

Apparently our system was as excited as we are for Game of Thrones tonight and gave a few DirecTV Now customers early access to the episode by mistake.

The seventh season ended with many loose ends left untied. The series stars Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams. The White Walkers move closer and closer, and very soon they will be at Winterfell.

All of the top 10 global Twitter trends late Sunday evening were about the episode.

Since they've last seen each other, Bran has trained under the Three Eyed Raven and learned to see the past, the future, and other things that are also happening in the present (meaning that he absolutely knows Jaime shoved him out that window, lads).

Plus, Cersei's elephant upset, Sansa's sideye at Daenerys and more. The script seems artificial, as if the actors are performing lines that have been written for other characters on other shows.

"I felt so lucky to meet so many incredible people yesterday, [Children's Hospital Los Angeles]", she said in a more recent series of photos at the hospital, where she read to kid patients.

The 32-year-old actor had to lock lips with the actress in season seven of the hit HBO fantasy drama, which is now airing its eighth and final season.

Some of these have been just a season or two in the making, while others are ones fans of the show have been yearning for nearly ever since the beginning.

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