“Game of Thrones” season eight premiere watched by a record 17.4 million viewers

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(LOS ANGELES) — If it feels like everyone you know watched Game of Thrones Sunday night, that’s probably true — and it has the massive ratings to prove it.

The HBO show’s final season premiere was watched by a record 17.4 million viewers across HBO’s platforms, topping the previous series high of 16.9 million viewers for the season seven finale.  

The 9 p.m. airing of the show alone was viewed by 11.8 million people, but tons of subscribers were watching on the HBO NOW streaming service as well – up about 50% from last season’s finale. Sunday accounted for the largest night of streaming activity ever for HBO.

The season eight premiere was also the most-tweeted-about episode of the series ever, racking up more than five million tweets and 11 million mentions over the course of the weekend.

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