Game of Thrones breaks viewership record once again with episode 705

I say cheers to that, Varys!

I say cheers to that, Varys!

The Game of Thrones viewership numbers are still going up, this is truly a record season, as more and more people seem to be catching up. ShowBuzzDaily reports the numbers this week to stand at a record high 10.72 million people who watched the initial airing on Sunday, which is more than half a million over the previous record set just last week.

With only two more episodes to go (sigh), there is no time for a ratings dip this year. I am sure we’ll pass the 11 million mark by the end of the season. Let’s enjoy the remaining few weeks first, then we can enjoy speculating about the ever raising popularity of Game of Thrones and where our pet project of tracking the initial airing ratings might take us on that shiny graph in the final season.

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    1. Haven’t seen any UK figures for Episode 5 but:

      Last week’s episode of Games of Thrones was viewed by even more people globally than the season’s opening episode – a record at the time, with 4.7 million viewers watching on Sky.

      http://news.sky.com/story/police-cracking-down-on-illegal-streaming-as-game-of-thrones-piracy-grows-10988497

      This article from 14 August so probably relates to Episode 4 as the main 9pm broadcast was later the same day and this always accounts for the bulk of the total. 4.7m is probably the total for all the satellite broadcasts of the episode but not sure if it includes the streaming platform (which I use). Not bad considering the leaks!

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    2. As always, these numbers are absolutely incredible, and well-deserved! I think that 11 million viewers (and possibly higher) is safely within reach for the finale. If not sooner.

      Because if enough of those 10.72 million Live+SD viewers watched the epic promo for Sunday’s episode, I think that this new series high will only stand for a week before it’s broken yet again …

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    3. Simply amazing!

      With all the hype for the next episode surrounding the Magnificent Seven, it might break 11 million next week.

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    4. HBO: OK, we know you guys have your heart set on that Confederate thing, but … YOU SURE you don’t want to do Season 9? And 10?

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    5. Sam,

      Here are the spinoffs I want:

      1) The Viper Chronicles, a.k.a Instead of assuming that all Dorne was cool, let’s just bring back Pedro Pascal and show you what he did before coming to Joffrey’s wedding. We’ve also sent Siddig a fruit basket and an apology note and he’s coming back too.

      2) When Rhaegar Met Lyanna, a.k.a. We are really going to work hard to make sure this isn’t “I hate sand” for Game of Thrones. Starring Tom Felton as Rhaegar; the girl from the Narnia movies as Lyanna; a random Hemsworth as Ned and Armie Hammer as Robert.

      3) Jorah the Explorer a.k.a We’re not letting Iain Glen go anywhere. We’ll de-age him a bit to show the Escape from Bear Island and then watch as he hops around the globe until he meets Dany.

      4) Real Housewives of the Reach: A mockumentary showing the bickering Tyrell, Tarly, Hightower and Florent women. Oleanna comes in from time to time to slap a bitch.

      5) STANNIS LIVES! — Working together, Melisandre, the one from Volantis, Beric and a new Red Priest manage to reattach a head to a body. He’s been in hiding, waiting for the Clash of Queens to finish and then he reappears, ready to take on the victor.

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    6. HBO CEO of Tits,

      LMFAO you’re not serious are you??? As a gay man I’m horribly offended that anyone would think I’d rather tune into utter garbage cringe fests like the VMA’s over the masterpiece of modern television that is Game of Thrones. Hiiiiighly doubtful that they impact GoT’s ratings at all. People dumb enough to tune into that stupid crap probably don’t watch a show as complex as GoT.

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    7. Mr Derp,

      The engines could’nae take it captain! It’d critically overload the warp core and plasma conduits! I cannae change the law of physics!

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    8. Mr Derp,

      Browning the Butter is the obvious way to go. But I’m seeing some network possibilities. Here are the shows:

      Browning the Butter: Hot Pie dazzles an array of guests with his baking abilities.

      The Fucking Chicken — A series of chefs try to impress the Hound with their chicken recipes. He always picks the one that arrives at his table the fastest.

      Meat & Marinara – Chefs of all cuisines attempt to find the most creative uses of meat and marinara sauce. The Judges? Oberyn Martell and the Mountain

      Lemon Cake Challenge – Hosted by Sansa Stark and the former Bolton Dogs.

      You Shut Up! No, You Shut Up! DRINK! – Tyrion and Cersei Lannister argue over what wine goes with what meal.

      Nutritional Emergency – A team of chefs, nutritionists and doctors attempt to improve the diet at the Citadel.

      Sexy Food; Foodie Sex – Dr. Tormund, Relationship Doctor, answers questions from the audience and from callers about how to look the sexiest while eating. Guest Star: Brienne, who is only there because Lady Stoneheart showed up and made it an honor requirement.

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    9. And up and up it goes. Go Thrones!

      I’ve given up watching it live in the UK. Give it 30-40 minutes and the stream’s okay. They definitely did not expect these numbers 😂

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    10. The show haters will be incandescent with rage!

      Don’t get me wrong, other people don’t have to like what I like but I don’t need to be told I’m lacking in grey matter for liking it.

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    11. WorfWWorfington:
      Sam,

      Here are the spinoffs I want:

      1) The Viper Chronicles, a.k.aInstead of assuming that all Dorne was cool, let’s just bring back Pedro Pascal and show you what he did before coming to Joffrey’s wedding. We’ve also sent Siddig a fruit basket and an apology note and he’s coming back too.

      2) When Rhaegar Met Lyanna, a.k.a. We are really going to work hard to make sure this isn’t “I hate sand” for Game of Thrones. Starring Tom Felton as Rhaegar; the girl from the Narnia movies as Lyanna; a random Hemsworth as Ned and Armie Hammer as Robert.

      I would happily watch these two spinoffs. But a “no” to Tom Felton as Rhaegar. I don’t think that I can ever see him as anything but Draco.

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    12. The whole GOT cast has to be nominated for Emmys… they are all just killing it this season (except for Arya and Bran) but

      Kit aka Jon Snow has to win an Emmy –

      Emmilia Queen Daenerys Emmy –

      Jamie Nikol Emmy Lannister – Emmy

      Cercie Emmy – Emmy Queen of the Seven Kingdoms

      Gorgeous Sophie Turner has been outstanding too… yes Sansa should win an Emmy too

      I know it’s impossible for them all to win but they all have to nominated and at least 2 of them have to win or it will be a crime against the old gods and the new – sorry for the spelling errors.

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    13. Paul:
      Amazing.
      Im happy the leak didnt mean anything in the end.

      Well it probably did, but it was positive through a shitload of general publicity. The monetary value of free global media coverage during the “leak-week” before Ep4 must’ve be absolutely staggering!!!

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    14. Mr Derp:
      Dee Stark,

      I think episode 6 will break the record and then episode 7 will break episode 6’s record.No wait, I don’t think.It is known.

      I would think it’s safe to say the records will continue to fall with each episode! It is know indeed! 🙂 A bit of theoretic prediction average for you:

      American viewers from Ep8 to Ep10 increased by an 9.53% average in all seasons 1-6 (this even includes a drop of -1.1% from Ep8 -> Ep10 in S4). Given the confirmed 10.72 mio viewers who watched Ep5, that would amout to: 11.74 mill. for Ep7 Now, since GoT’s popularity among the general public is currently exploding, a forecast with just S5 and S6 numbers (respectively 15.7% and 17%) is: 12.47 mill. viewers for Ep7!!

      That sounds completely bonkers, but I’ll save the numbers and then we’ll see how far it goes in a couple of weeks…Just so! 😛

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    15. Mr Derp,

      That’s awesome!

      All Men Must Dine

      The new Food Network Star..Hot Pie! Maybe Arya could pay a visit and teach some knife skills.

      And Dead Dane Walking

      You Know Nothing Jon Dough

      is actually a real bakery Ben Hawkey started selling his Direwolf bread. I see now Dead Dane Walking included the link to the article.

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    16. firstone,

      I disagree about Arya. Maisie Williams has been having a very strong season. All of her scenes have been phenomenal, epecially her scenes with the Frey girl, the Lannister soldiers, Nymeria, and Brienne. I’d be surprised if Maisie isn’t nominated for another Emmy.

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