Game Of Thrones TV ratings up 17% in Australia | Ratings/Measurement | News | Rapid TV News
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The opening episode of Game of Thrones’ final season attracted 962,000 linear viewers overnight on Foxtel in Australia, up 17% on the season seven premiere in 2017.

Game of Thrones DaenerysThe first episode, titled Winterfell, also delivered an additional total premiere day audience of 333,000 who streamed it live or on demand across Foxtel Now and Foxtel GO – the country’s biggest daily VPM audience for 2019.

Foxtel said it anticipates continued record breaking performance once the consolidated data becomes available.

The epic six-episode final season of HBO’s global TV hit will bring about the show’s conclusion, as viewers are transported back to Westeros.

“The Wall may have fallen but last night’s ratings have rocketed Game of Thrones higher than ever as Australia joined the rest of the world in watching this global television event in numbers never before seen on Foxtel. Yesterday’s viewership is a testament to the hunger that fans have had over the past two years for the return of the unrivalled action, drama and intrigue that only Game of Thrones can deliver and we are thrilled with the result. Frankly there is no other show like it. It is the television series of a generation,” said Brian Walsh, executive director of Television, Foxtel.

“On demand streaming of all past seasons of Game of Thrones on Fox Showcase was higher than ever as fans binged in anticipation of the season premiere and we fully expect today’s record breaking numbers to grow as even more customers continue watch encore screenings and relive the action on demand.”

Game of Thrones season 8 streams on Fox Showcase every Monday at 11:00am AEST with an encore at 8:30pm AEST during the final season. Every Monday, during the Game of Thrones’ finale, Foxtel is also streaming Thrones 360 Live, where hosts James Mathison and Stephanie ‘Hex’ Bendixsen, join a live audience and celebrity guests at Foxtel studios to recap that day’s episode.