Sunday night’s episode of Game of Thrones hit a new series high in gross audience for the night, with 17.8 million viewers watching the battle of Winterfell in the episode entitled “The Long Night.” The episode ran an hour and 22 minutes. The Game of Thrones Episode 8.03 ratings include two linear airings from Sunday night and streaming on HBO NOW and HBO GO.
The 9:00 p.m. airing alone amassed 12 million viewers, marking a season high for the time period broadcast. The previous gross audience high was 17.4 million viewers for the premiere episode of the season. That episode has now surpassed 38 million viewers.
HBO says that Barry also reached a series high in both gross audience and initial broadcast with 2.5 million viewers for the night and just over 2 million viewers at 10:30 p.m. (5% above the previous high set last week). The gross audience includes two linear airings from Sunday night and streaming on HBO NOW and HBO GO.
Game of Thrones Episode 8.04 will debut on Sunday, May 5th at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) and has a running time of an hour and 18 minutes.
The power players of the Seven Kingdoms have gone to great lengths to get to where they are. All have made sacrifices, experienced betrayal and taken great risks for the throne — some have already lost the battle.
Directors for Game of Thrones Season 8 include creators David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, plus David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik. Writers for the season are David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.
Returning series regulars include Emmy and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), Rory McCann (Sandor “The Hound” Clegane), and Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion).