Tuesday is the day for numbers, so let’s keep it that way. HBO has announced that season 6 episodes averaged 25.1 million viewers! Let’s just have the press release speak for itself.
GAME OF THRONES highly anticipated sixth season conquered all previous seasons with episodes averaging 25.1 million viewers to-date (linear Plays + DVR + HBO On Demand + HBO GO/HBO NOW). That’s approximately five million viewers more when compared to last year’s average (20.2 million). Viewing on HBO’s Digital Platforms comprise almost 40% of season six total viewing, with HBO GO and HBO NOW up a combined 91% vs. last season. Overall, GAME OF THRONES continued its reign as the most watched HBO series on record.
Crazy. That’s a 25% increase over last year. No doubt the digital platforms contributed a lot to it, with almost double the views this year. The 40% share of digital audience is reportedly at the high end of what HBO programming achieved, but seems typical of the most popular shows.
It’s hard to predict what will happen next. Most importantly, we all want a great season seven. Numbers come second.