The moment we have been all waiting for has finally arrived! Game of Thrones is back after its longest wait. The first episode of season 7 “Dragonstone” has broken the record of the preceding episodes of show.
Since the finale for season six brought record ratings for the show, one could assume that Game of Thrones wouldn’t have rising view in season 7.
But hey, guess what? “Dragonstone” has just broken the record that was established by “The Winds of Winter”!
EW reports that the premiere of season 7 was watched by 10.1 million people, according to Nielsen’s overnight figures. Compared to season six finale, which stood at 8.89 million, “Dragonstone” has more than a million ahead of “The Winds of Winter”.
Apart from breaking the record ratings, the episode is breaking some other records as well. According to Twitter, the episode caused 2.4 million tweets thus making “Dragonstone’ the most tweeted episode of Game of Thrones. The episode also held the first 100% score for a Game of Thrones season premiere on Rotten Tomatoes.
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) July 17, 2017
What is more interesting, EW points out that all over HBO platforms (including repeat broadcast, HBO Go, HBO Now and DVR) the season 7 premiere broke new ground with 16.1 million viewers, which is 150 % the ratings of the season six premiere.
However, we are at the beginning of the season and it’s too early to predict the ratings for the season 7 finale. Do you think that season 7 finale can break the new record?