Game of Thrones


‘Game of Thrones’ finale sets HBO viewing record

The final episode of Game of Thrones saw a record 19.3m US viewers tune in on Sunday night for HBO. The finale, The Iron Throne, broke the record set by last weekend’s episode, The Bells, which attracted 18.4m viewers. The viewership for The Iron Throne includes 13.6m people who watched the episode on HBO at […]

HBO readies two-hour ‘Game Of Thrones’ documentary

HBO is readying a two-hour documentary that goes behind the scenes on the final series of Game Of Thrones.  The WarnerMedia-owned channel released a 70-second trailer for the doc on Monday (13 May), teasing an air date of 26 May — a week on from next Sunday’s highly anticipated series finale. The 115-minute film — whose […]

HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ launch triggers global piracy frenzy

The scale of global content piracy was again underlined this week with revelations that the first episode of the final series of Game Of Thrones was pirated almost 55m times in the first 24 hours after launch, according to analytics firm Muso. By comparison, the show attracted 17.4m viewers in the US via legal means. […]

‘Game Of Thrones’ smashes records as HBO bosses contemplate spin-offs

The series eight premiere of Game Of Thrones on Sunday (14 April) smashed ratings records for US cable channel HBO and UK pay-TV operator Sky.  The drama, which returned after an almost two-year break for its final series on HBO, captured 17.4m across the linear channel, catch-up service HBO Go and domestic SVOD platform HBO […]

Game of Thrones final season set for April premiere

The eighth and final season of HBO hit Game of Thrones (GOT) is set for an April 2019 premiere. The news arrived from a HBO promo video launched today (13 November), but does not specify the exact day in April which it lands. HBO’s flagship show won multiple Emmy awards this year and its season end […]

Netflix and HBO tie up for Emmy wins

HBO and Netflix reached a tie with 23 wins each during the 70th annual primtetime Emmys, which took place last night. Netflix surpassed HBO for the first time in Emmy nominations this July, but when it came to the crunch the two entertainment powerhouses reached a draw in award wins. Game of Thrones came up […]

HBO bests Netflix in Creative Arts Emmy race

HBO and Netflix faced off at the Creative Arts Emmys, where the AT&T-owned Game of Thrones network narrowly edged out the streaming giant with 17 wins. The awards – which honour artistic and technical achievement in television and were presented across two nights – saw HBO pick up Best Writing for a Variety Series for […]

Parrot & Guinness World Records name most ‘in-demand’ shows in the world

Parrot Analytics, the big data TV analytics firm, has partnered with Guinness World Records (GWR) to identify the most in-demand TV series and digital series in the world, across 2017. Using Parrot’s global, real-time platform, the analytics company along with GWR revealed that HBO’s Game of Thrones was the most ‘in-demand’ series in the world […]

TBI Weekly: Is it the end of HBO as we know it?

John Stankey’s bid to “alter and change” HBO’s direction got people talking this week. Is this the end of the boutique operation as we know it? While talking to staffers on the impact the network’s recent merger with AT&T would have, he said the outfit would have to get “bigger and broader”. Despite never uttering […]

Amazon inks first-look deal with Game of Thrones producer

Game of Thrones co-executive producer Vince Gerardis has signed a first-look deal with Amazon Studios. With the hire, the studio will gain access to Gerardis’ intellectual property library from science fiction and fantasy authors such as Robert Silberberg and David Brin. Gerardis has a history of packaging and selling TV projects based on literary titles. […]

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