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‘Game Of Thrones’ Hits Record High Ratings Despite HBO Hacks And Episode Leak
By Yoon Sann Wong, 10 Aug 2017
It seems that the recent hacks into HBO and episode leaks have done little to damage Game of Thrones season seven’s ratings.
The HBO series scored its largest number of viewers thus far for episode four, ‘Spoils of War’. Coming in at 10.2 million viewers, this beats the previous record held by season seven’s premiere ‘Dragonstone’, which garnered 10.1 million viewers on 16 July.
The record has been set in spite of hackers’ successful attempts at breaching HBO’s security, and illegally releasing episode four online three days prior to its official airdate.
Viewership figure isn’t the only thing that episode four’s manage to triumph over though. The installment’s closing ‘Drogon’ versus ‘Lannisters’ battle, which has been dubbed the ‘Loot Train Attack’ by GoT’s crew, is by far one of the toughest sequences that the team’s pulled off.
It involved burning “more stuntmen than has ever been burned in a single shot and in a single sequence.” You can discover how the arrangement was impressively put together in this behind-the-scenes video.
In related news, discover what Game of Thrones characters could look like if the show was an animated series.
[via Mashable, video screenshot via GameofThrones]
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