Here’s the kind of dangerous information: the second episode of Game of Thrones season 8, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” didn’t have fairly as many viewers as final week’s premiere, “Winterfell.” That’s no shock, on condition that “Winterfell” was the primary new episode of the present in virtually two years. The excellent news is that “Knight” continues to be the fourth most watched episode within the historical past of Game of Thrones, in response to Deadline. Somehow we expect HBO can be high-quality.
Including individuals who watched the episode on HBO GO and HBO NOW, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” pulled in 15.9 million viewers. To put that into perspective, the season Eight premiere pulled in 17.four million, not counting those that watched it on streaming providers like Hulu and Amazon Prime. That made “Winterfell” the most-viewed episode of Game of Thrones ever. The season 7 finale, “The Dragon and the Wolf” is the second most-watched episode with at 16.1 million viewers over the identical time period.
Ratings are up 10.6% from the second episode of season 7, “Stormborn,” and that’s with HBO now not being carried by Dish Network. There’s additionally the truth that “Knight” aired on Easter Sunday, which in all probability meant it took one other hit, if solely slight.
This upcoming Sunday, the dwelling will lastly face the lifeless in an as-yet-untitled battle spectacular. With the stakes sky-high, there’s a very good probability Episode 803 might inch previous “Winterfell” to be essentially the most seen episode of Game of Thrones ever.
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