'Game of Thrones' broke the internet but that really comes as no surprise. After almost a year and a half wait, the final season of the HBO fantasy tale hit screens on Sunday and from the looks of it, it was probably the most awaited episode in the entire season. It was evidenced from the 'GoT' season 8 receiving a score of 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer. Early scores before the reviews started coming in had shown the series a 100 percent score on the Tomatometer.
This isn't, however, the first time that a season premiere has received such massive ratings. Season 1 Episode 1 is fresh at 100% on the Tomatometer along with Season 2 Episode 1, Season 3 Episode 1 and Season 5 Episode 1. The other season premieres have it at above 90 percent, with Season 4 Episode 1 Fresh at 96%, Season 7 Episode 1 at 93%, apart from Season 6 Episode 1 which is Fresh at 89% on the Tomatometer.
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The rating numbers will be made available only Monday for this episode, but after seeing that ' Game of Thrones' and its characters be the only trending topics on Twitter, it isn't very hard to guess that the numbers will be exceptionally high. Last season's tally will give you a better idea. According to HBO's numbers, Season 7 finale of 'GoT' put up an average of 32.8 million viewers. This is in the first 30 days of release as HBO doesn't count the numbers after. In fact, the season finale holds the ratings of a whopping 16.9 million views when counting HBO Go/Now views and same night reruns. Just by live views the same night it aired, its number was 12.1 million.
The rest of the seasons do not fare badly either. Season 1 is Certified Fresh at 89% on the Tomatometer, Season 2 has 96%, Season 3 has 97%, Season 4 scores 97% while Season 5,6 and 7 are at 95%,96% and 93% respectively.