Game Of Thrones Finale Smashes Foxtel Record
The final episode of HBO smash hit, Game of Thrones, has delivered Foxtel an overnight linear audience [across all airings] of 1.076 million viewers – the largest in subscription TV history.
The results mark an increase of 21% versus the Season 7 finale in 2017, and a 6% jump versus the previous record holder, ‘The Long Night’, with 1.011 million.
The finale was streamed exclusively in Australia on Foxtel Now, and aired on FOX SHOWCASE yesterday.
Considered the most watched TV drama of all time, Foxtel allowed Australians to join the rest of the world and view the series finale in global television simulcast.
Foxtel expected the finale to continue breaking records once consolidated data becomes available.
The pay-TV provider claims Season 8 was the most engaging audience yet, notching a cumulative linear average audience of 1.413 million viewers per episode across episodes 1-4.
The finale also brought in a total premier day audience of 471,000 viewers, streaming LIVE or On Demand across Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go.
The One Demand VPM of 432,000 is reportedly the largest single day On Demand VPM rating in Australian TV history.
Over the last eight seasons, Game of Thrones has collected a record 47 awards, and stands at the most Emmy Award-winning primetime scripted series ever.
Foxtel has revealed a slew of new and returning programs following Game of Thrones’ conclusion, including Fosse/Verdon, Warrior, Euphoria, The Act and Lambs of God.
Other returning streaming favourites include the next season of Big Little Lies, Pose and Wentworth.