Game of Thrones


Game of Thrones smashes ratings records

The finale of the latest Game of Thrones took a massive 16.5 million viewers in the US on Sunday (August 27). HBO has dogged by leaks through season seven, but these have not sated appetites for the live TV experience. The latest ratings cemented the HBO series as the most-watched TV show in the world, […]

In-demand chart: UK (August 14-20, 2017)

Fantasy epic Game of Thrones is often the most in-demand series featured on our Parrot Analytics-powered charts, but never before has it been as dominant as it was last week in the UK. The show took an overall average demand expression score of 26.07 million, which is more than four time the number of the second […]

Arrests over Game of Thrones leaks

Indian police have arrested four individuals allegedly involved in the leak of episode four of the current season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, according to local reports. Episode four of the series appeared online three days before its scheduled airing, bearing a Star India watermark. Three of the arrested individuals were current employees of Prime […]

In-demand chart: Benelux (July 31-Aug 6, 2017)

In the Benelux region, returning favourites are leading our latest In-demand lists, with digital titles Orange is the New Black and Narcos receiving high demand along with Game of Thrones on the overalls chart. Narcos was placed in the digital top three across Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, as viewers anticipate its third season on […]

Ofcom: UK now a ‘nation of binge viewers’

The UK has become “a nation of binge viewers” but there are stark differences between how older and younger people watch TV, according to Ofcom. The UK broadcast regulator’s annual Communications Market Report 2017 claims that 79% of UK adults, some 40 million people, now use catch-up services like the BBC iPlayer, or subscription services […]

HBO hit by cyber attack

HBO has confirmed that it has been the victim of a cyber attack, with hackers stealing proprietary information “including some of our programming”. In an email sent to staff, HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler said that the ‘cyber incident’ had been “disruptive, unsettling, and disturbing” but did not go into details of what content […]

In-demand chart: Ireland (July 17-23 2017)

Ireland’s latest in-demand chart strongly features soon-to-be returning favourites along with popular new shows. The Emerald Isle’s digital top ten highlights the anticipation of upcoming seasons of hit shows Stranger Things, The Grand Tour and The Man in the High Castle (MITHC), which came third, sixth and tenth on the list respectively. There’s been some […]

Nat Geo hires HBO exec amid changes

Mars network National Geographic Partners (NGP) has named HBO’s Chris Spencer as executive vice president of creative as they continue to “reinvigorate” its global brand. In the newly created role, Spencer will report to National Geographic Global Network’s CEO, Courteney Monroe. He will oversee the premium marketing creative strategy and execution for the NGP portfolio. […]

Amedia becomes ‘home of HBO’ in new deal

Russian free and pay TV broadcaster Amedia has signed a new deal with HBO giving it the exclusive Russian rights to first-run HBO shows and HBO’s programming library for the first time. The new deal makes Amedia’s pay TV service Amedia Premium HD, consisting of Amedia Premium and Amedia Hit channels and SVOD service Amediateka, […]

GOT creators re-team with HBO for Confederate

Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are set to reteam with HBO for new series Confederate, an alt-history original drama series. Confederate will be written by Benioff and Weiss, who will also act as executive producers on the series. The show chronicles events leading to the third American Civil War. It takes […]

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