‘Game of Thrones’ Hits Series-High Ratings Ahead of Finale

Game of Thrones fans might be grumbling about the show as its sprints towards the last episode, but they’re certainly not tuning out. The penultimate episode of the HBO smash (entitled “The Bells”) boasted the show’s highest-ever ratings, attracting 18.4 million viewers, HBO said in a statement. That’s 600,000 higher than the previous record, set […]

‘Game of Thrones’ Gaffe Gives Starbucks Millions in Free Advertising

Editor’s warning: This story features potential spoilers about the third and fourth episodes of this season’s Game of Thrones. Was it product placement? A subtle endorsement of Howard Schultz’s possible presidential candidacy? Or just a high-profile screw up? Whatever the cause, Starbucks is now a part of Game of Thrones lore, just like Ed Sheeran […]

Online Pirates Bring ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Premiere Viewership to Eye-Popping Levels

More than 17 million people tuned in to HBO to catch the season eight premiere of Game of Thrones. But more than three times that number stole the show. Data from piracy monitoring firm MUSO indicates the show was pirated 54 million times in the first 24 hours. That’s a steep increase from the season […]

Why the Next ‘Game of Thrones’ Book Isn’t Coming Soon, Even If It’s Finished

The final season of Game of Thrones premieres Sunday, but fans of the show and novels are still wondering when George R.R. Martin will finally release the series’ sixth book, The Winds of Winter. The answer? Even if the notoriously slow-paced scribe is already done with his manuscript, it will still be quite some time […]

Are You Behind on ‘Game of Thrones’? Here’s How Long It Would Take to Catch Up.

There are few television events in 2019 that will match the anticipation of Game of Thrones‘ eighth and final season. As the televised adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s fantasy saga, which has long since passed the books, starts to come to a close with the season 8 premiere on April 14, interest in the […]

Watch ‘Game of Thrones’ Take Over the Bellagio Casino’s Fountains

Westeros has come to the Las Vegas Strip. The Bellagio casino made some significant changes to its popular fountain show Sunday, jettisoning the Frank Sinatra and pop music soundtrack that usually accompanies the fountains’ choreographed bursts of water and replacing it with a specialized Game of Thrones-themed show. The 3.5 minute display incorporates dragons, the […]