Game of Thrones finale viewing figures: You WON’T believe how many people tuned into final
Game of Thrones season eight ended last weekend with the show airing for the final time on HBO and Sky Atlantic.
The show’s ending has proved to be rather controversial but that didn’t stop a large number of fans from tuning in to watch it live.
It’s now been revealed that 3.2 million UK viewers as it was broadcast live at 2am, according to a report by the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board.
It was also revealed that a further 527,000 caught up with the repeat showing on Monday evening.
The episode was shown on Sky Atlantic in the United Kingdom, and it was calculated that 73 per cent of the audience watched during the 2am showing on Monday morning.
According to data from the TV Ratings system Overnights, 51 per cent of adult viewers were men.
While fans weren’t too happy with the ending, many were sad to see the series come to an end. It will be hard to find a replacement for the series but a number of prequels are in the works.
The first spin-off is said to be titled The Long Night and Game of Thrones creator, George R.R. Martin is working on the scripts.
The series is said to take place thousands of years before the events in Game of Thrones.
However, Jaime Lannister star Nikolaj Coster Waldau is keen for a very different spin-off featuring Arya Stark (played by Maisie Williams).
The final episode saw the remaining Stark family members go their different ways having emerged as the triumphant party.
Arya decided to leave Westeros and discover what is out west as this is where all maps stop.
And, Nikolaj said it would be interesting to see how her adventures play out as he spoke about the finale in an Instagram post.
Humming the iconic theme tune, Nikolaj began “So how about that final episode? Most viewers ever – but it’s over.
“It’s kind of sad. What a great ten years. Thank you so much for watching. I’m just grateful.”
Nikolaj went on to add: “That episode, it was amazing! I really thought it was a great ending. And Arya…
“I know they’re doing all these prequels, but what about the sequel? With Arya?
“How about – I’m just throwing something out here… How about a petition?”
He continued: “An online petition to HBO that they do a sequel with Arya Stark.”
Game of Thrones is available on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK.
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