Eight seasons of Game of Thrones, by the numbers


We’re all past excited to observe the ultimate season of Game of Thrones this Sunday, however we’re somewhat unhappy as properly, as a result of on May 19, the present shall be gone from our lives without end.

I do know, it’s unhappy. Let’s all have a hug and a cry. Better now? Good. Let’s speak about numbers. HBO simply revealed an eye catching article cataloging some very attention-grabbing information concerning the present’s footprint from from 2009 to now. Prepare to be amazed.

Game of Thrones first aired on April 17, 2011, and “is broadcast in 207 countries and territories and simulcast in 194 countries and territories.” That’s numerous eyeballs watching the throne. How many eyeballs, you ask? U.S. viewership for every season was:

  • Season 1: 9.Three million
  • Season 2: 11.6 million
  • Season 3: 14.4 million
  • Season 4: 19.1 million
  • Season 5: 20.2 million
  • Season 6: 25.7 million
  • Season 7: 32.Eight million

As you possibly can see, progress was regular. And the present gave again, filming in 10 nations over all eighth seasons. The rundown:

  • Northern Ireland
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Morocco
  • Malta
  • Spain
  • Croatia
  • Iceland
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Scotland.

There had been 49 areas in Northern Ireland alone, in comparison with only one within the Republic of Ireland.

Extras have been an enormous a part of the present. “The series has used 12,986 extras in Northern Ireland alone and 2,000 Northern Ireland crew members across the series’ eight seasons.” And what number of days of performing and work have these extras put in? “105,846 days for extras across all seasons and countries.” That’s a jaw-dropping quantity.

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Of course, on a present with dragons and ice zombies, the visible results should be on level. Over the years, the present has used a complete of 40 VFX homes in 13 nations, together with the U.S., Canada, the U.Okay., Northern Ireland, Spain, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, China, France, Sweden and India. There had been 13,250 VFX photographs within the first seven seasons.

As we’ve all seen, the particular results have gotten extra elaborate because the present has gone on. So have the weeks of post-production wanted:

  • Season 1: 17 weeks
  • Season 2: 21 weeks
  • Season 3: 20 weeks
  • Season 4: 21 weeks
  • Season 5: 22 weeks
  • Season 6: 24 weeks
  • Season 7: 30 weeks
  • Season 8: 42 weeks

Holy crap, that’s fairly a bounce from season 7 to eight. Everything folks have mentioned concerning the Battle of Winterfell being spectacular have to be true.

And now, what we’ve all come right here for: uncooked supplies. “During all eight seasons, and specific to production in Northern Ireland, 3,748 pounds of rubber and 1.5 tons of metal were used for armory, with 1,300 shields created.” The present has additionally used:

  • 52,000 baggage of paper snow had been used
  • 163 tons of propane
  • 3,000 pyrotechnic results
  • 4,000 gallons of synthetic blood
  • 20,907 candles
  • 25 miles of rope
  • 22,966 ft of waxed cotton cloth to make greater than 330 tents
  • 50 miles of material for costumes

The building division used “745 miles of repurposed timber; 60,000 sheets of plywood; 20,000,000 screws and bolts; 65,000 bags of plaster; 1,320 gallons of wood glue; 1,200 blocks of polystyrene; 1,000 sheets of fire board; more than 1,000 miles of cable; and 120 semi-truck loads of reclaimed beams from warehouses and barns from all over Europe.” Reclaimed wooden making its method onto the present could be very cool.

Since season 4, the particular results groups used “24,421 pounds of silicone (for prosthetics) and 1,102 pounds of Coffee Mate (for pyrotechnics)” Wait, Coffee Mate? Really? Anyway, the longest prosthetics purposes had been for the Children of the Forest and the Mountain, which took seven hours.

Through eight seasons, Game of Thrones has used 12,137 wigs and hairpieces. “Daenerys’ wig color and style are the result of more than two months of testing and seven prototypes.” It’s all about getting that particular shade of peroxide blonde.

Then there are the mundane bills, together with 19,722 journey paperwork issued, 68,143 resort rooms booked, 1,749 name sheets given out and 243 capturing schedules produced. “Primary unit photographer Helen Sloan has taken 1.4 million stills.” And you possibly can guess numerous them shall be within the upcoming Game of Thrones photobook.

There’s much more enjoyable quantity information right here. The just one that issues is that there’s three days left till the premiere.

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