Game of Thrones enters the book of Guinness World Records 2016

Photo: Paul Michael Hughes

Photo: Paul Michael Hughes

Entertainment Weekly revealed today that Game of Thrones has entered the Guinness Book of World Records 2016.  The honor was presented to the show and accepted by Maisie Williams.

As for the record, EW reports that GoT “aired the largest simultaneous broadcast of a television drama when the second episode of the most recent season was simulcast to 173 countries and territories around the world, beginning at 2 a.m. on April 20.”

It’s appropriate that Williams represented the show in this instance. The episode, titled “The House of Black and White,” heavily featured the actress in her role as Arya Stark, with her arrival at Braavos and the mysterious title location.

Game of Thrones appeared in last year’s edition as the most pirated television program in the world.

Those looking to pick up a copy of the book to check out the Game of Thrones entry for themselves, the newest edition of the Guinness World Records book will be released on September 10th.

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    1. As for the record, EW reports that GoT “aired the largest simultaneous broadcast of a television drama when the second episode of the most recent season was simulcast to 173 countries and territories around the world, beginning at 2 a.m. on April 20.”

      That sentence hurt my alcohol infused brain, but that is just awesome. ✌️ ????

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    2. Congratulations, GoT!

      Any word on if they’re doing the simulcast thing this year? Oh…well…I suppose its kind of early for that news. Nevermind.

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    3. This made me feel the feels very much. I’ve never felt as strongly about a book/show series ever as I have all things ASoIaF, so all recognition is totally fantastic!!

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    4. Has GoT never been in the book for having the largest cast in TV history? Or was there a series with a larger cast? Because if so, I want to watch it. 🙂

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    5. Sam the Slayer,

      I don’t think so, it seems like a large cast (and it is) but the nature of the show – limited episodes (screen time), linear serial drama would put it out of contention to shows like Lost (frequent flashbacks), or sci-fi shows that explore other worlds (stargate, star trek).

      found this link, it only covers sci-fi
      io9.com/5444952/does-lost-have-the-biggest-ensemble-cast-of-all-time

      I would think other shows, especially long running shows, would have a surprisingly long list of characters too. Think soap operas, or their late night equivalents (like ER) – lots of characters that come and go over the years.

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    6. My page a day calendar quote for 1-Sept:

      War seems a fine adventure, the greatest most of them will ever know. Then they get a taste of battle.
      -Septon Meribald- A Feast for Crows

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    7. Darkstar:
      As for the record, EW reports that GoT “aired the largest simultaneous broadcast of a television drama when the second episode of the most recent season was simulcast to 173 countries and territories around the world, beginning at 2 a.m. on April 20.”

      That sentence hurt my alcohol infused brain, but that is just awesome.

      My brain is perfectly sobber right now, but that sentence still broke it ^^

      Anyway, congrats GoT!

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