The eighth and final season of HBO hit television series Game of Thrones aired on Monday, April 14 (CAT) and drew in a record-breaking 17.4 million multiplatform viewers.
In South Africa and across the world fans eagerly awaited for the first episode of the season titled “Winterfell.
According to the channel, the streaming of the first episode topped the 16.1 million viewers who watched the season seven’s premiere and the 16.9 million who watched the previous season’s finale.
Season eight’s return was filled with many reunions and despite some fans complaining the 45-minute episode was too short, it was an episode that promised an interesting final season.
The HBO series not only broke the channel’s record it also broke a social media record for being the most tweeted episode of Game of Thrones, with a total of five million tweets.