Game of Thrones Statistics and Facts (2023)

Last Updated on: March 9th, 2023

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Here are a few of the most interesting Game of Thrones statistics and facts I was able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Game of Thrones facts and statistics

Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series that aired on HBO from 2011 to 2019. The series is based on the book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin and was created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss.

The show is set in a fictional world and follows a large cast of characters as they navigate the political intrigue, wars, and supernatural forces that shape their lives. The series is known for its complex plot, richly-drawn characters, and shocking plot twists.

Game of Thrones was critically acclaimed and became one of the most popular and influential television series of all time. The show won numerous awards, including 59 Primetime Emmy Awards, and was widely praised for its writing, acting, cinematography, and production values.

The show’s final season aired in 2019 and was met with mixed reviews from fans and critics. Despite this, Game of Thrones remains a cultural phenomenon and has had a significant impact on popular culture, inspiring a range of merchandise, spin-off books, and even a prequel series, House of the Dragon, which is set to air in 2022.

Game of Thrones Facts

  • Website:
  • Debut: April 17, 2011
  • Creators: D. B. Weiss and David Benioff
  • Network: HBO
  • Genre: Fantasy, Drama
  • Seasons: 8
  • Based On: A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
  • Premiere Date of Game of Thrones Season 8: April 14, 2019

Game of Thrones Statistics

Number of Game of Thrones season 8 premiere viewers:

17.4 million

Number of people that watched the Game of Thrones series finale:

19.3 million viewers

Current Game of Thrones record for most viewers:

Season 8, Episode 5 “The Bells” on 5/12/19 (18.4 million viewers)

Last updated 5/15/19

Reported number of times the Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere was pirated:

54 million times

Reported budget for Game of Thrones season 8:

$90 million

Average amount that will be spent per episode on Game of Thrones season 8:

$15 million per episode

Average amount that was spent per episode on Game of Thrones season 1:

$6 million per episode

Number of times the Game of Thrones final season trailer was viewed in its first 24 hours:

81 million times

Number of times the Game of Thrones season 7 trailer was viewed in its first 24 hours:

61 million times

How many people watched the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere?

over 30 million

How many people watched the Game of Thrones pilot episode?

2.22 million

Number of Emmys Game of Thrones has been nominated for:


Last updated 4/13/19

Number of Emmys won by Game of Thrones:


Last updated 4/13/19

Average amount the 5 stars of Game of Thrones (Kit Harrington, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headley and Nikolaj Coster-Waldu) are reportedly earning per Season 8 episode:

$1.2 million

Estimated amount that businesses will lose in productivity the day after the Game of Thrones finale:

$3.3 billion

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Game of Thrones statistics come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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