It’s still hard to believe that “Game of Thrones” is coming to an end, but apparently, it’s a done deal.
HBO announced that Season Seven will only have seven episodes, and it’ll premiere sometime next summer. So as expected, it’s going to be the shortest season yet, and we’ll have to wait longer to see it.
The producers previously said they envisioned 13 more episodes, so that would leave only six more for an eighth and final season.
Despite all this, “Game of Thrones” is bigger than ever. HBO says Season Six averaged a whopping 25.1 million viewers per episode . . . when you include DVR data, rebroadcasts, and streaming platforms like HBO Go and HBO Now.
Those platforms drew six million viewers an episode!
That’s a 25% increase over the previous season, which had been the show’s biggest. And it’s also nearly DOUBLE the audience the show had three years ago, and it’s easily the top-rated show in HBO history.