HBO Statistics, Revenue Totals and Facts (2021)

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

  • 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)

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

HBO Statistics

How many subscribers does HBO have?

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:


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

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