Game of Thrones season 8 trailer breaks records


The release of the Game of Thrones final season trailer broke the record for views in the first 24 hours.

Anticipation for the return of Game of Thrones has been growing since HBO announced the premiere date of April 14. And with the release of the Season 8 trailer Tuesday, excitement has reached an all-time high.

In the first 24 hours of its release on March 5, the two-minute trailer was viewed over 81 million times. This breaks the network’s previous record of 61 million views set by Game of Thrones’ season 7 trailer two years ago.

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I know for myself, I watched it at least five times. I just can’t get enough. I even gave a breakdown of the trailer.

Think about it. Game of Thrones’ fans have been waiting for a mere morsel of information for two years. We’ve seen a leaked photo here and there, a few snippets in teaser montages for all HBO shows, and we finally saw some cast photos last week.

But this trailer is our first glimpse into what season 8 will actually look like. It’s giving us an unprecedented look into the final season of this epic series.

The trailer may not be the only record-breaker associated with season 8. Chances are, the premiere will break records, too.

Season 7’s premiere from July 16, 2017, has the all-time record of viewers with 10.11 million. And if season 8 continues its trends, season 8 will shatter that record, too.

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Season 1 only had an average of 2.52 million viewers. Each season grew steadily and skyrocketed to an average of 10.26 million viewers.

Will you be watching? Game of Thrones’ final season begins April 14.

Sources: Deadline and Nielsen