Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Game of Thrones
The Season 6 Premiere 
Set a New Ratings Record

             A record-setting audience saw Melisandre's true form on Sunday night, as Game of Thrones set a new high for total viewers. Legal viewers, I should say. The Season 6 premiere of HBO's fantasy bonanza was watched by a total of 10.7 million viewers on Sunday night when the flagship channel and online streaming numbers were added up,says The Hollywood Reporter. That's more than the previous record of 10.3 million viewers who watched li'l Olly be a total dick to Jon Snow in the Season 5 finale. 
             Approximately 7.94 million viewers watched old-fashioned style on regular premium cable, with the rest coming from encore presentations of the episode and streams from HBO Go and HBO Now. According to TorrentFreak, the premiere was downloaded more than 1,000,000 times in half a day. 
            But how does that 10.7 million number compare to the rest of television? The biggest show on TV, The Walking Dead, just wrapped up its sixth season with 14.2 million viewers. But considering that's on basic cable's AMC, one could argue that 10.7 million viewers on a premium cable network is just as, if not more, impressive. 
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