Game of Thrones continues to break records

HBO’s Game of Thrones is continuing to break records into it’s sixth season on the air.

The final numbers are in and history has been made with the premiere episode of Game of Thrones season 6 achieving a landmark 1,224,000 viewers, claiming the biggest audience in Australian Subscription TV history across sport and non-sport programming. The premiere aired on Foxtel’s showcase channel on Monday, April 25.

The cumulative audience comprises live viewing, time-shifted playback and viewing via Foxtel Anytime over the first seven days that follow the initial premiere broadcast.

The initial overnight numbers for episode 1 achieved a total audience of 727,000, 31% larger than season 5, claiming the biggest single-day audience in Australian Subscription Television history. At 1,224,000, the cumulative audience for episode 1 maintained the pace and exceeded the season 5 opener’s cumulative audience by 33%.

Game of Thrones season 6 screens Mondays at 11am AEST (same time as the US) with a primetime encore at 7.30pm AEST, only on showcase.