Published: Tue, April 16, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

I'm Probably The Only Person Who's Never Seen Game Of Thrones

I'm Probably The Only Person Who's Never Seen Game Of Thrones

Kae Alexander and Vladimir Furdik appear in "Game of Thrones". More than that, the whole episode was largely about reunions, as the characters gathered in Winterfell to prepare to fight the White Walkers, who have already busted through The Wall, thanks to Daenerys's zombified dragon. This almost 18-minute video goes to great lengths to show how the final season of the epic, award-winning drama came together, highlighting the talented cast and crew that put in grueling hours to make it all possible.

The 9:00 P.M. airing of the premiere was viewed by 11.8 million viewers, surpassing the season seven premiere of 10.1 million viewers and slightly behind the season seven finale of 12.1 million viewers. This also marked the largest night of streaming ever for HBO, with Barry reaching 2.2 million viewers, Veep bringing in 1.5 million viewers and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver coming in at 1.7 million viewers. That viewership will grow considerably over the run of season eight. I would be very surprised if the Season 8 premiere doesn't experience a huge bump to set the stage for a record-breaking average.

Over the last week or so the series and its return has become a constant touchstone and reference as the public release of the Mueller Report looms, Disney unveiled their streaming service strategy and launch date, and the Trump administration saw forced resignations and more firings over immigration policy.

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The first episode also delivered an additional total premiere day audience of 333,000 who streamed it live or on demand across Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go - the biggest daily VPM audience for 2019. That places the leak at only four hours ahead of the premiere, and spoilers were pretty avoidable for fans as long as they weren't all over social media in the final hours before the episode.

Rose played Ygritte until she was killed off in season three, and Kit recently insisted their real-life romance - which saw them tie the knot previous year - won't be "defined" by Game of Thrones. The episode, titled Winterfell, was marked by reunions both warm and frosty and clear signs of the struggles ahead.

If what the showrunners said is true and that "only Targaryens can ride dragons", you could assume that the Night King, Jon Snow, and Daenerys come from the same blood line.

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