Game of Thrones Season 8 saw the worst reviews ever, but it also happens to have the highest viewership numbers. What’s going on?
The apparent final season of Game of Thrones saw exceptionally poor reviews. The worst ever across all seasons of GoT so far. However interestingly we see that the viewership for all episodes of Season 8 have surpassed the viewership numbers of the seasons before them. Season 8 Episode 1, saw nearly 1.65 million additional viewers in USA alone, than Season 7 Episode 1. The increase in viewership remains consistent for episodes 2,3,4 & 5 of Season 8.
We can see from the chart that episode 5 of Season 8, saw the highest viewership numbers ever in USA. 12.48 million viewers, is a record for any of the episodes of GoT so far. This also happens to be the very episode after which petitions were written to HBO to remake Season 8 with more competent writers.
If they do remake it and the viewership numbers of Season 9, or Season 8B as they might call it, do turn out to be higher than Season 8A; we very well would have set a new trend. Screw up the last season of a popular series, and we will in more numbers watch the remake, thereby making the franchise more money.
This raises the question. Will HBO remake Season 8? A lot of the fans really hope they do. And if they do, would the viewership numbers be higher or lower?