HBO Statistics and User Count for 2024

Last Updated on: January 11th, 2024

Here are a few of the most interesting HBO statistics and facts I was able to dig up including restaurant count, 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

hbo statistics subscriber count revenue totals facts 2023

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HBO (Home Box Office) is an American premium cable and streaming network that offers a variety of programming, including movies, TV series, documentaries, and special events. It is owned by WarnerMedia, a division of AT&T’s WarnerMedia Studios & Networks Group.HBO was founded in 1972 as a subscription-based cable network that initially broadcasted movies and sporting events. It was the first network to use satellite delivery for programming, which allowed it to reach a wider audience than traditional cable networks. Over the years, HBO has expanded its programming to include original TV series, documentaries, and specials.Some of HBO’s most popular shows have included The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Game of Thrones, The Wire, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. In addition to its cable channel, HBO also operates a streaming service called HBO Max, which offers a vast library of content from the HBO network and other WarnerMedia properties.Today, HBO is one of the leading premium cable and streaming networks in the world, known for its high-quality programming and groundbreaking original series.

HBO Statistics

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 2015-2016:7%

Growth in HBO revenue from 2014-2015:4%

HBO revenue for Q2 2017:$1.476 billion

HBO revenue for H1 2017:$3 billion

Additional Statistics

How many countries is HBO’s content licensed in:

150 countries (2019)

How many people watch Game of Thrones?

26 million average viewers per episode (2017)

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

2 million (2017)

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 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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Broadcast Media Statistics, Business Statistics, Media Statistics

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