Game of Thrones viewers have one big complaint about season 8, episode 1 – DigitalSpy.com
16 April 2019 MUSIC
Game of Thrones’ season eight premiere ‘Winterfell’ went down incredibly well with fans on the whole, but there was just one little niggle that many had with the episode.
There was certainly a lot packed in amid all the emotional reunions and Bran creeping people out.
However, spare a thought for the fans that couldn’t see it. Literally.
Yep, many complained that parts of the episode were too dark – and we don’t mean just twisted dark after seeing the Night King’s artistic flair.
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It seems the premiere has at least been smashing ratings records (to no-one’s surprise), with the episode drawing in 17.4 million viewers. That’s up on the all-time record-breaking audience for the season 7 finale.
“As a testament to the evolving video consumption habits of subscribers, the HBO NOW streaming service saw a jump of approximately 50% in viewing when compared to last season’s finale and nearly doubled (97%) when compared to the seventh season premiere,” HBO said. “Yesterday accounts for largest night of streaming activity ever for HBO.”
We imagine quite a few people will be watching the final five episodes, too.
Game of Thrones season 8 airs on HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK. Tune in to Digital Spy’s Game of Thrones livestreams on Monday evenings, straight after each episode, on Instagram and Facebook.
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