Monday’s final episode of Game of Thrones season 6 reaped huge audience numbers recording the highest overnight total audience in subscription television history.
Game of Thrones S6 final episode on Foxtel’s Showcase Channel, was the number one program on Foxtel yesterday recording a total audience of 737,000 with more viewers to add once the consolidated data becomes available.
Brian Walsh, Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television, said:
“This was an outstanding performance for the Games of Thrones Season 6 finale, which clearly impacted on opposition programming last night and demonstrates the significance of Foxtel and subscription television as a major entertainment provider.”
The final episode’s overnight figures at 737,000 viewers trumped the premiere episode one of Game of Thrones S6 at 727,000 which was the highest ever watched program in Australian Subscription Television history, smashing its own record.
The Game of Thrones S6 audience has held throughout the season pulling in a cumulative average audience of 1.2 million viewers per episode, which is 45 percent higher than S5.
The phenomenal season on season improvement in audience is dwarfed by the growth versus S1 which is unrivalled around the world. The S6 audience is 600 percent or 1 million viewers higher than S1.
The cumulative audience comprises live and encore viewing over the first seven days following the initial premiere broadcast, time-shifted recorded playback, and viewing via Foxtel Anytime.
Game of Thrones season 6 is currently available to view on demand in Foxtel’s streaming service Anytime, or encore screenings are available at various session times on the showcase channel.
Following the end of Game Of Thrones from next Monday July 4 at 8.30pm, the highly anticipated Australian psychological thriller, The Kettering Incident, premieres on showcase starring Elizabeth Debicki and Matthew Le Nevez.
As the end credits roll on the season finale, Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss can be forgiven much after delivering an almost movie length episode.
Epic is one of those words that can be overused when describing a show like Game of Thrones. But in the case of ‘Beyond The Wall’, it really is the only word that comes near to what episode six delivered.
Winning a throne was never going to be easy for Daenerys Targaryen. She might have dragons, the Unsullied and the Dothraki.
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Epic. Monumental. Amazing. Jaw dropping. I think I’ve run out of words to describe Battle of the Bastards.
Ten minutes. All it took was ten minutes to break the hearts of Game of Thrones fans all over the world. Ten minutes of intense, heart stopping action that also managed to answer one of the most enduring questions of the entire book and TV series.
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The producers of Game of Thrones had to pull something out of the bag to wrap up season five. After all, we had the rise of the White Walkers in episode 8 and the double whammy of Stannis killing his daughter and Dany saved by her dragons in episode 9. What could they throw at us in the season finale?
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Wow. Just wow. Let me say that again, wow. So, that was pretty intense, gripping…(insert adjective here). I think I need a moment to breathe. Or maybe I need to hit rewind.
Thank the Old Gods and New; Game of Thrones is back, even if it is just for a few more weeks. And in “The Mountain and The Viper”, story lines are starting to be tied up, while others are beginning to open up.