'Game of Thrones' HBO Series Becomes Most Watched Show of Network
HBO could never have guessed the hit that "Game of Thrones" would come to be when it started. The series has won over fans across the country and has quite the cult following now, wanting to know everything about the show.
In fact, HBO just confirmed that "Game of Thrones" has become the the most watched series ever on the premium network, knocking out the old top show "The Sopranos", which is still talked about today.
"Game of Thrones" has an average gross audience of 18.4 million people across all platforms for each of the episodes. "The Sopranos" had an average of 18.2 million viewers for its 2002 season.
"Game of Thrones" is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones. Filmed in a Belfast studio and on location elsewhere in Northern Ireland, Malta, Scotland, Croatia, Iceland, the United States and Morocco, it premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011. Two days after the fourth season premiered in April 2014, HBO renewed Game of Thrones for a fifth and sixth season.
The series, set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos at the end of a decade-long summer, interweaves several plot lines. The first follows the members of several noble houses in a civil war for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms; the second covers the rising threat of the impending winter and the mythical creatures of the North; the third chronicles the attempts of the exiled last scion of the realm's deposed dynasty to reclaim the throne. Through its morally ambiguous characters, the series explores issues of social hierarchy, religion, loyalty, corruption, civil war, crime, and punishment.