HBO's 'Sport of Thrones' season eight premiere was watched by a report 17.four million viewers

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  • HBO’s “Sport of Thrones” broke a collection viewership report throughout Sunday’s season eight premiere.
  • The present was watched by 17.four million viewers throughout all of HBO’s platforms.
  • It was the most important streaming evening for HBO Now, and Sunday’s episode grew its HBO Now viewership 50% from the season seven finale, and 97% from the season seven premiere.

HBO’s “Sport of Thrones” had its greatest evening ever on Sunday.

The epic fantasy collection was watched by 17.four million viewers throughout all HBO platforms (linear TV, HBO Go, and HBO Now) throughout its last season premiere, breaking the present’s earlier viewership report of 16.9 million for the season seven finale in 2017. The season seven premiere was watched by 16.1 million viewers.

HBO mentioned on Monday that viewership for its standalone streaming platform, HBO Now, grew by 50% from the season seven finale, and by 97% from the season seven premiere. It is the most important streaming evening for HBO of all time.

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The 9 p.m. airing on the premium cable community reeled in 11.eight million viewers, however failed to interrupt the report set by the season seven finale’s 12.1 million viewers. However HBO mentioned this might have been affected by the Dish dispute. HBO turned unavailable for Dish subscribers in November, after the 2 sides did not land on a deal. Dish urged its  subscribers to join HBO Now forward of the “Sport of Thrones” premiere.

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“Despite the fact that HBO isn’t out there on Dish, you may nonetheless watch their content material with the HBO NOW app,” a video on Dish’s web site defined on Sunday.

Simply how large an evening did “Sport of Thrones” have in comparison with TV’s high reveals?

For comparability, the highest-rated reveals of 2018, in response to Nielsen, included “Roseanne” (20 million common viewers), “Massive Bang Idea” (18.three million common viewers), “NCIS” (16.three million common viewers), and “This Is Us” (16.6 million viewers). Nielsen’s “Sport of Thrones” scores, which do not embody streaming knowledge, might be launched on Tuesday.

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