HBO Statistics and Facts (2022)

Last Updated on: September 6th, 2022

hbo statistics subscriber count revenue totals facts 2022

Here are a few of the most interesting HBO statistics and facts I was able to dig up including revenue totals and employee counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

HBO Facts

Here is pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about HBO.

  • Website: Official Website
  • Year Founded: 1972
  • Headquarters: New York, NY
  • Founder(s): Charles Dolan
  • Current Chief Executive: John K. Billock
  • Parent Company: Time Warner
  • Subsidiaries / Brands: Cinemax

What is HBO?

It’s HBO America’s most successful premium television company, Home Box Office delivers two 24-hour pay television services—HBO® and Cinemax®. HBO and Cinemax offer the most popular subscription video on demand (SVOD) products—HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand—as well as HBO GO, HD feeds and multiplex channels. Internationally, HBO’s branded television networks, along with the subscription video-on-demand products HBO On Demand and HBO GO, bring HBO services to over 60 countries. HBO programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide. (source)

NOTE: Please visit here for HBO Max Stats and Facts

HBO Employee Count

HBO subscriber base:

48.6 million subscribers in the US

76.8 million subscribers globally

Last updated 4/21/22

HBO Revenue Totals

HBO revenue for 2016:

$5.89 billion

HBO revenue for 2015:

$5.6 billion

HBO revenue for 2014:

$5.398 billion

Growth in HBO revenue from 2015-2016:


Growth in HBO revenue from 2014-2015:


HBO revenue for Q2 2017:

$1.476 billion

HBO revenue for H1 2017:

$3 billion

Additional HBO Statistics

How many countries is HBO’s content licensed in:

150 countries

Last updated 4/7/19

How many people watch Game of Thrones?

26 million average viewers per episode

Last updated 1/1/17

Number of HBO domestic over-the-top (OTT) subscribers:

2 million

Last updated 1/1/17

Number of Primetime Emmy Awards HBO received in 2016:


Percentage of Time Warner’s 2016 revenue that came from HBO:


Number of HBO 2017 Primetime Emmy nominations:


HBO has received more Primetime Emmy nominations than any other network for 17 straight years.

Amount HBO reportedly paid for South Park content:

between $500 million and $550 million

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these HBO 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%.

Related Categories:

All Stats and Fun Facts, Broadcast Media Statistics, Business Statistics, Media Statistics

Related Tags:


About Craig Smith

DMR Publisher. Director of Marketing by day and I run this little site at night. Other interests include Disney, Sports, 80's Nostalgia, LEGO, Star Wars and Tech Gadgets. Other sites include and