The final season of Game of Thrones currently aires on HBO and every episode is a must-see because it’s leading to the conclusion of this epic story. More viewers are tuning in to watch every week, and the latest episode, “The Long Night”, set several major records.
This chapter featured the long-awaited Battle of Winterfell, which saw the Starks and their allies facing the biggest enemy to date – the army of the dead led by the White Walkers. Fans of the show have been waiting for this face-off for years, and they wouldn’t have missed it for the world.
The numbers reflect their passion since “The Long Night” brought in 17.8 million viewers on its airing night alone. With a total of 38 million viewers (and growing), it became the most-watched episode of Game of Thrones, and any HBO show to date.
The Long Night also proved to be extremely Twitter-friendly and set another record related to this social media platform. With over 7.8 million tweets discussing Battle of Winterfell, it became the most-tweeted-about scripted TV episode of all time.