The Game of Thrones season 6 trailer has broken HBO’s all-time record!

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Less than a day after being released, the first trailer for Game of Thrones season 6 has broken HBO’s record!

Released yesterday afternoon in a surprise to fans, the “Wicked Game”-scored trailer has accumulated over 30 million views across YouTube and Facebook.

The trailer currently has almost 9 million views on YouTube and over 23 million on the official Game of Thrones Facebook page.

Entertainment Weekly reports that HBO has confirmed this is “an all-time high for a trailer launch, surpassing with several hours to spare the previous high – Thrones’ first trailer for season 5, which delivered 27 million views during its first day.”

Fantastic news! It seems like HBO knew what they were doing, holding off on putting out the new trailer until we were all gagging for it. Our trailer post and our comprehensive screencap analysis post between them have almost 1300 posts, showing that fans are as passionate as ever, if not more so, when it comes to Game of Thrones.

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    1. Game of Thrones!!!!!
      Lost track of how many times I’ve watched the trailer 🙂
      Favorite one out of the series.

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    2. That FB number is misleading though, because the trailer Auto-Plays on your wall, just like most videos on Facebook.

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    3. They certainly did surprise everyone!! But AMAZING trailer!! Worth the wait! Loved the song used in it too!! Bravo to HBO!! And I myself have watched it probably 20 times, but on various sites!! It is the best trailer yet IMHO! And I am hoping that is you know who on the white horse inthe battle scene!!! But not convinced it is, but I was shocked and horrified by that poor horse at the bottom of the scene! Hope he is alright and how did they get that horse to do that or film that!!

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    4. No surprise here 🙂 It’s an awesome trailer filled with SO much stuff! Love all the analysing that is being done by everyone!

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    5. Darjan:
      I’ve accounted for at least 30 views so far, at least.

      Hahaa, I forgot to count how often my hubby and I watched it on the big TV. Looks much better than on the laptop.

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    6. Matthew The Dragon Knight:
      Game of Thrones!!!!!
      Lost track of how many times I’ve watched the trailer
      Favorite one out of the series.

      Agreed my friend 🙂 Congrats to the entire GoT team and HBO! I’m currently rewatching the series and I’m halfway through Season 5. This show is so good right from the very beginning. Bring on Season 6!

      I’ve watched the trailer at least 30 times already!

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    7. BrenBren,

      That’s true. I wonder if you have to watch a video for a certain amount of time so it will count though, like on YT.

      But only on FB the numbers are awesome. Already more than S5’s trailer.

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    8. Let’s dispel with the fiction that HBO didn’t know what they were doing. They knew exactly what they were doing when they withhold the trailer for so long.

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    9. Fez:
      There been any predictions yet for the premiere’s ratings?

      I know its early, but I’m guessing 9.1 million.

      Season 5 did 8 million even with the leaks, so 9 million could very well happen. Especially coming off the Jon cliffhanger.

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    10. BrenBren:
      That FB number is misleading though, because the trailer Auto-Plays on your wall, just like most videos on Facebook.

      what are you talking about…. it doesn’t auto-play when I go on GOT FB page.

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    11. Awesome!! Not surprised though, I mean I’m responsible for 20 plus views & counting.One does not watch this trailer once.

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    12. Jack Bauer 24,

      Awesome, i’m doing the GOT 50, one episode a day.
      though i started earlier then everyone else, i’m on episode 8 the pointy end, watching it tonight ^^
      Loved the song choice of Wicked Game, Went together Brilliantly with the visuals and scenes they picked for the trailer.

      thinking about the spoilers we got on Watchersonthewall, does anyone else think sansa will be at castle black for the resurrection ?

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    13. Hype meter needle is redlining! Food sites are breaking down the trailer for crying out loud! I kid, but hot damn it’s everywhere

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    14. Wow. Incredible. This show really is such a massive phenomenon.

      Hang on, I thought the audience was going to drop now it’s past the books and is based solely on those hacks’ writing

      Look, ratings are kind of irrelevant now we know the show is definitely going to have a proper conclusion. It is still nice to o hear this sort of thing though.

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    15. Wow. Incredible. This show really is such a massive phenomenon.

      Hang on, I thought the audience was going to drop now it’s past the books and is based solely on those hacks’ writing

      Look, ratings are kind of irrelevant now we know the show is definitely going to have a proper conclusion. It is still nice to hear this sort of thing though.

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    16. Nice,although I´m surprised the Release of the Trailer article only spurned 750 comments here…I thought we would reach 1000 comments on that article alone

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    17. Sean C.,

      guessing maybe she’ll stop by castle black, learning of her half brothers death and taking her leave. who knows, it did look like she was their from the screen shot we got of season 6. besides if it happens at episode 5, I think they could probably fit everything in. pretty fun, anything could happen really. looking forward to see what happens.

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    18. Alex G,

      The breakdown post has over 500, giving you a total of almost 1300 posts for the trailer day discussion. We don’t often have a breakdownpost- that’s why usually you see a large total in one post.

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    19. First trailer I watched for GoT, apart from S1. I watched it at Linda and Elio’s house during Elio’s monthly anal bleaching. Linda made bratwurst and I brought the schnapps. It was mostly a success, although it was hard to hear the spoken bits over Linda’s panting and Elio’s moaning.

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    20. I’m not surprised. They totally pulled a Beyonce on us.

      Can’t wait for trailer no 2.

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    21. I hope this doesn’t encourage hbo to delay season 7 trailer even longer. ……long time to go though….so I would worry less about it. …for now I’m just happy I enjoyed less spoilerly. ..thrilling captivating trailer ….just like millions of people around the world. .

      and if the trailer had some sort of rating system …it would probably score about 95 % positive …just my thought. …..
      dear ( awesome ) admin…..plz make it happen. ..ask us to rate the trailer ….not just this ..All 6 trailers …that will be really cool

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    22. Matthew The Dragon knight:
      Jack Bauer 24,

      Awesome, i’m doing the GOT 50, one episode a day.
      though i started earlier then everyone else, i’m on episode 8 the pointy end, watching it tonight ^^
      Loved the song choice of Wicked Game, Went together Brilliantly with the visuals and scenes they picked for the trailer.

      I started my rewatch a couple weeks back. I was already on Season 4 when they announced the #Got50 campaign. I just finished Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken, so I’ll be done by tonight lol. Looking forward to watching Hardhome again! The trailer is nearing 11 million views on YT!

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    23. Premislaus,

      I’m not even American, but I still got the reference. Thanks for the laugh. And for making me feel clever. I needed that, because I just watched a reaction video to the trailer and one of the guy’s there immediately spotted Ghost in the final scene of the trailer, something which I hadn’t noticed, despite having watched the trailer numerous times before that.

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    24. The algorythm of facebook is shit so NO there wasn’t 23 million views there was around the same as youtube or even less. Just check this video and you’ll understand it’s made by the great folks at Kurzgesagt …yes it’s an english channel so no worries it’s just a weird name.

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    25. LostNorthern:
      The algorythm of facebook is shit so NO there wasn’t 23 million views there was around the same as youtube or even less. Just check this video and you’ll understand it’s made by the great folks at Kurzgesagt …yes it’s an english channel so no worries it’s just a weird name.

      I just go by YT views. It has over 11.5 million views in 27 hours. The next highest is TWD with 8 million and that released 7 months ago. The “Break the wheel” Season 5 trailer has 6 million views, so we’ve almost doubled that already. The Bran teaser from December has 20 million views.

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    26. with HBO moving the GoT to april, its torturing its fans. this season better be good and long. they better make if 50 episodes at least. get your shit right HBO!

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    27. totoybibo:
      with HBO moving the GoT to april, its torturing its fans. this season better be good and long. they better make if 50 episodes at least. get your shit right HBO!

      GoT is always in April. Season 3 was March 31st and every other Season in April.

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    28. at this rate. with a trailer that averages 10 to 20 million views on youtube. HBO cashing in on these views. i think it would be wise for HBO to release GoT episodes through 10 minute trailers on a weekly basis. they get to maximize airtime and more cash. lols.

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    29. “Ramsey looks like he’s got at least twenty good men there so he’s probably unstoppable”
      “Bobby Strong will wreck s*** up this season”

      Alt Shift X is epic, I need to donate to him….

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    30. Premislaus,

      Was that an actual thought, or did you just want to try to sound smart by saying “dispel with the fiction” (which is grammatically incorrect.
      I don’t recall anyone suggesting HBO didn’t know what they were doing.

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    31. Premislaus: Let’s dispel with the fiction that HBO didn’t know what they were doing. They knew exactly what they were doing when they withhold the trailer for so long.

      Well, they certainly knew that they didn’t need any big promotional campaign this year. And they probably won’t need a big promotional campaign for Series 7: except, of course, for the 10 episodes of Series 6!

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    32. It seems like they’ve actually done more to promote the show this year than last. Last year leading up to the trailer, I think all we got were those sight…things. This year, we got two teasers, the whole put yourself in the hall of faces, the 50 episodes for 50 days, and now a trailer, which, given it’s called #1, points to there probably being another.

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    33. Yeah there will probably be one more trailer next month sometime before the premiere. A launch trailer.

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    34. Jack Bauer 24,

      They set the bar so high with this first trailer, I how they’re going to meet it. I don’t mean in terms of number of views, I mean just in terms how what a fantastic trailer it was.

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    35. Crafty devils, aren’t they? Anyone have any idea when this will actually show up on TV?

      Somebody mentioned wanting to see Euron make a speech in the next trailer. I scoped out Euron closely in this one because I thought I was on to something when rewatching Season 1 ep 4 – the episode where, among other things, Doreah and Viserys are in the bath together. She’s talking about wanting to see a real dragon and he is mocking the fact that she spent much time in a whore house. The dialog went like this:

      Doreah: I have seen things … I’ve seen a man from Asshai with a dagger of real dragonglass. I’ve seen a man who could change his face the way other men change their clothes. And… I’ve seen a pirate who wore his weight in gold and his ship had sails of colored silk.

      Dragonglass could be anybody and the face-changer is obviously a Faceless Man. But the pirate – I was sure that could only be Euron. D&D have done such an excellent job of foreshadowing other things years ahead of time, I thought for sure Euron would be clothed in gold. But alas, it sure didn’t look like gold clothing. So maybe Doreah’s comment was just some random pirate.

      Back on topic: it’s amazing how many people adore this show – and not just any set group. People of all ages, from all tastes and walks of life. This show has taken on this astonishing mystique. That huge number of people watching just one trailer is not just hype, it’s genuine interest. Can’t wait to be online the night of the premiere to share it with everyone.

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    36. Rella,

      If he is the white horse rider that shot of the horse going down doesn’t bode well. Although I saw a close up still and the face doesn’t match imo.

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    37. Ravyn:
      Sue the Fury,

      You guys probably have auto play turned off on your FB settings. Smart. It eats up data like mad.

      I didn’t truned off anything… maybe he trurned it on.
      LostNorthern,

      Sorry but you haven’t understand the point of this article. The point is that they compared the views with the last year which also have facebook+youtube included. So your post was unneeded and stupid.

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    38. dragonbringer: Its verys obvious that pirate doreah speaking was salador Saan…..at least that’s what I thought

      I thought that at first, too. But I didn’t remember SS having either golden clothing or colored sails. Will have to look. Either that, or after five seasons I’m just tuned to looking for all things that could be construed as foreshadowing, since upon rewatching I discovered so many things were.

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    39. True King,

      Absolutely f*ckin not.

      Sansa will be there at Winterfell in episode 9 or 10 it was confirmed here. And Theon goes back to the Iron Islands(official) with most likely Yara.

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    40. Rygar:
      First trailer I watched for GoT, apart from S1. I watched it at Linda and Elio’s house during Elio’s monthly anal bleaching.Linda made bratwurst and I brought the schnapps.It was mostly a success, although it was hard to hear the spoken bits over Linda’s panting and Elio’s moaning.

      Didn’t know you’d been on yer ‘ols (translation your holidays or vacation) to Scandinavia, Rygar. Did they appreciate the schnapps you brought?

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    41. Thronetender:
      Crafty devils, aren’t they?Anyone have any idea when this will actually show up on TV?

      Somebody mentioned wanting to see Euron make a speech in the next trailer. I scoped out Euron closely in this one because I thought I was on to something when rewatching Season 1 ep 4 – the episode where, among other things, Doreah and Viserys are in the bath together. She’s talking about wanting to see a real dragon and he is mocking the fact that she spent much time in a whore house. The dialog went like this:

      Doreah:I have seen things … I’ve seen a man from Asshai with a dagger of real dragonglass. I’ve seen a man who could change his face the way other men change their clothes. And… I’ve seen a pirate who wore his weight in gold and his ship had sails of colored silk.

      Dragonglass could be anybody and the face-changer is obviously a Faceless Man. But the pirate – I was sure that could only be Euron.D&D have done such an excellent job of foreshadowing other things years ahead of time, I thought for sure Euron would be clothed in gold. But alas, it sure didn’t look like gold clothing.So maybe Doreah’s comment was just some random pirate.

      Back on topic: it’s amazing how many people adore this show – and not just any set group. People of all ages, from all tastes and walks of life. This show has taken on this astonishing mystique. That huge number of people watching just one trailer is not just hype, it’s genuine interest.Can’t wait to be online the night of the premiere to share it with everyone.

      They’ve been airing the HoF teaser before Vinyl. They added the trailer to HBO GO yesterday, so maybe they will start airing a shorter version of it before Vinyl. We’ll see on Sunday night.

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    42. The new captain America civIL war trailer came out, let’s see how well that one does.

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    43. SANSA ‘ALYS KAR’ STARK IS THE GIRL ON THE DYING HORSE HEADING FOR THE WALL.

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    44. Civil War trailer still under 500,000 views…

      fasads: The civil war Youtube trailer will have in less than 12 hours more views than GOT in 2 days.

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    45. Jack Bauer 24:
      Civil War trailer still under 500,000 views…

      That’s not accurate. In the first 7 hours got had around 400,000 views, though in reality it had a few million already. Look at the comments and at the likes. Civil War trailer already has 30.000 posts compared to GOT that has only 25.000. Also civil war already has the same number of likes. That being said, I think it might have suprassed GOT trailer already. LOL, that means civil war trailer got already more views than GOT trailer in only 3 hours. But on facebook GOT is still king….by a huge margin.

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    46. fasads: That’s not accurate. In the first 7 hours gothad around 400,000 views, though in reality it had a few million already. Look at the comments and at the likes. Civil War trailer already has 30.000 posts compared to GOT that has only 25.000. Also civil war already has the same number of likes. That being said, I think it might have suprass GOT trailer already. LOL, that means civil war trailer got already more views than GOT trailer in only 3 hours.But on facebook GOT is still king….by a huge margin.

      The GoT trailer has twice as many views as the first Civil War trailer…

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    47. Jack Bauer 24: That being said, I think it might have suprass GOT trailer already. LOL, th

      yes but this one got spider man and probably that’s why people went so crazy about this. Personally I can’t care less about this shit…. It’s sad to see that these superhero movies get so much attention.

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    48. Jack Bauer 24: True. I was going by Marvel’s official YT channel. That one is Kimmel’s page.

      Yes, but a view is a view. This time they will probably get over 70 million on this video because there isn’t anywhere else where to watch the trailer other than Marvel’s page. Last time there were Kimmel’s and other YT pages that stole away viewers, right now it’s just on marvel page.

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    49. In the trailer when it shows sansa,behind her is a sigil with a fish on it..could he be rescued by blackfish or his men? :)Is she in Riverlands?

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    50. aldeatcu:
      In the trailer when it shows sansa,behind her is a sigil with a fish on it..could he be rescued by blackfish or his men? :)Is she in Riverlands?

      Nice catch.

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    51. fasads,

      And I care about it because…??? You are comparing apples to pears. GoT is doing fantastic, considering the show can only be watched on HBO in the US. I would assume it works similar outside of the US; so the audience is limited. Comparing it to yet another cheesy superhero movie that everyone can go and see in a movie theater is …well, I don’t know what you want to call it.
      Need some chocolate, I am getting bitchy..

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    52. Films trailers always get more than television trailers. Completely different kettle of fish. There’s no point making those sort of comparisons.

      Just be happy with how well the trailer is doing.

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    53. Newbietothegame,

      I pulled up the Umber sigil and put them side by side. I think it is white on a black background and we are seeing the bottom two broken cuffs behind Sansa.

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    54. Calling it right here. Davos protects the body in the room because they want to burn jons body. He comes in acting like a friend but says sorry I am violent as you know assholes haha no one as a world renown pirate isn’t good with a blade. He has a good heart so the onion knight stands for truth

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    55. Newbietothegame:
      fasads,

      And I care about it because…??? You are comparing apples to pears. GoT is doing fantastic, considering the show can only be watched on HBO in the US. I would assume it works similar outside of the US; so the audience is limited. Comparing it to yet another cheesy superhero movie that everyone can go and see in a movie theater is …well, I don’t know what you want to call it.
      Need some chocolate, I am getting bitchy..

      Sorry, but you need to read first and than talk.
      There were people that said it won’t have in one day and a half as many views as GOT trailer had . I didn’t say that anyone should care I just told those guy that are wrong and it will have more views than GOT had. So shut your stupid mouth and first read and than talk stupid things.

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    56. fasads: Sorry, but you need to read first and than talk.
      There were people that said it won’t have in one day and a half as many views as GOT trailer had. I didn’t say that anyone should care I just told those guy that are wrong and it will have more views than GOT had. So shut your stupid mouth and first read and than talk stupid things.

      Somebody has a serious case of potty mouth. I did read the comments. The statement was made in a state if exuberance because we finally got the long awaited trailer. So you should take it with, as they say, a grain of salt. I did.
      As I said; we are comparing apples to pears.
      Now, it is time to wash out that foul mouth of yours, let me get the soap.
      After that you can troll back to where you came from.

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