‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 6 Premiere Sets New HIGH Records!
The premiere of “Game of Thrones” season 6 has drawn millions of audience in totality.Advertisement
According to the Hollywood Reporter, data released by Sky and Overnights.tv revealed that the season opener has gathered a whopping 1.38 million viewers for the 2 a.m. in London, with a simulcast U.S. premiere on HBO.
Additional 816,000 viewers were noted during its 9 p.m. regular airing, garnering a total of 2.19 million audience on its first episode “The Red Woman.”
The total audience for the “Game of Thrones” season six premiere reportedly was the biggest overnight audience for Sky Atlantic. It was also the network’s biggest overnight audience in its history. Compared to last year, “Game of Thrones” season 5 opener has only gathered 1.57 million live viewers at 9 p.m, without a simulcast.
Additional information from Sky Atlantic says that millions took the time to watch the HBO medieval fantasy drama’s previous seasons as a refresher. It has recorded 7.1 million downloads of all the seasons from one to five.
Meanwhile, Express UK said that the “Game of Thrones” season 6 premiere was downloaded illegally by over one million people.
The report said that threads in Twitter, Reddit and IMDB have provided streaming, which led to the release of spoilers during its premiere, as “The Red Woman” episode has been live online for hours.
An accidental leak of “The Red Woman” by a Canadian streaming site may have been the cause why the “Game of Thrones” season six premiere episode has been available before it was officially aired.