Stephen: Game of Thrones premiere draws highest viewer numbers ever
Game of Thrones’ Season 8 premiere drew a series-high viewership on Sunday night. Deadline reports that the finale season opener garnered 17.4 million viewers for the premium cabler on-air and HBOGo and HBO Now. Across all cable and digital platforms, that’s a 4 percent increase from the Season 7 “The Dragon and the Wolf” ender of August 27, 2017. The premiere was also up almost 50 percent over the Season 7 closer and a whooping 97 percent over the Season 7 opener on HBOGo and HBO Now.