20 HBO Statistics and Facts (2020) | By the Numbers

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Here is a comprehensive list of all the HBO statistics you need to know including stats on subscribers, revenue, programming, etc.  As always, I will be adding more and updating these periodically as I find new stuff. Be sure to check back regularly.

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others, so some of these are based on news reports and not official company tallies. All stats are linked to their source unless it was sent to me directly from the company. No stat listed on DMR should be considered in making any type of investment decision. In other words: This is the best I can find, but I don't guarantee anything.

HBO Facts

  • What Year did HBO Launch in? 1972
  • HBO Founder: Charles Dolan
  • HBO Headquarters:  New York, NY
  • HBO Parent Company: Time Warner
  • Key HBO Subsidiary: Cinemax

HBO Statistics

How many people watch HBO?

142 million HBO subscribers

Last updated 4/7/19

Number of HBO Max downloads on its launch day:


Number of HBO Max downloads in its first 2 weeks:

2 million downloads

Number of HBO Max subscribers:

4.1 million subscribers

Last updated 7/23/20

How many people use HBO Now?

more than 2 million

Last updated 2/8/17

Average number of daily HBO Now app downloads:


Last updated 5/28/20

Number of HBO US subscribers:

42 million

Last updated 7/9/18

How many countries is HBO's content licensed in:

150 countries

Last updated 4/7/19

Number of countries HBO Go is available in:

70 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:


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

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

Amount of content HBO Max will launch with:

10,000 hours