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8 Million TV Viewers watched the Game of Thrones season 6 premiere!

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8 Million TV Viewers watched the Game of Thrones season 6 premiere!

The premier episode of Game of Thrones season received a huge viewership worldwide. Going by the estimates of Nielsen, 7.944 million watched the 9 p.m. premier which was telecast on Sunday. The last year’s finale episode received a linear viewership of 8.112 million and the season 5 premier episode received 7.997 million viewers. Thus, this year’s episode has the third largest linear audience till date for the show. First and second in the list are the season 5 finale and season 5 premier episode. Though, this season’s premier episode, ‘Red Woman’ can still set a single telecast series record because of how the streaming service of HBO broke usage records on Sunday night.

Furthermore, if we add the linear viewership for the night’s three HBO airings, to early numbers for streaming in HBO Go and HBO Now, this year’s record has already broken last year’s record. This year’s total will be 10.7 million whereas putting in the same calculations for last year’s premier episode, it comes down to 9.8 million and last year’s finale received 10.3 million views. Thus, in a manner, this year’s episode has already set the records straight.

Since this season is the first season which doesn’t correlate with the books directly, there was even more anticipation and buzz about this season. And even the showrunners called this season their toughest work as yet and the best one as of now, this year’s season premier was bound to receive such a crazy linear viewership.  After all this talk, critics also didn’t leave the show alone and the premier episode received sort of mixed reviews with Rotten Tomatoes giving the episode 81% “certified fresh” rating.

Matt Atchity, Editor-in-Chief of Rotten Tomatoes said that,  “Most critics say that the season premiere is a solid return to form, although some say that the abundance of storylines and characters has started to make the series unwieldy.”

Wait for the rest, guys.







22 year old. Law student. Cancerian. Epicure. Unicorn and mermaid believer. Doing this for my love for dragons and Khaleesi. Oh, And Jon. And Tyrion. And Cersei. And always remember, there is no justice in this world unless we make it.

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Emilia Clarke shows her support to Domestic violence survivors

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Emilia Clarke shows her support to Domestic violence survivors

Game of Thrones had plenty of social messages hidden in plain sight. Though it may not be too obvious, it was a representation of our own society. According to recent research, the fantasy show is very similar to real-world human interactions. That’s the reason why the show was such a big hit, people could relate to the characters. The series was a big platform to showcase the Domestic Abuse women face behind closed doors. Mother of Dragons, Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), has come forward in support of them.

Emilia posted a picture on her Instagram with a heart symbol drawn on her hand. She captioned, “This is something I care deeply about, and a problem that is everywhere, but behind closed doors.

For far too many home isn’t a safe place for those living with domestic abuse. I want to reach out and connect to anyone reading this who may feel scared in their own homes during this time.

At home should not mean at risk – we support you. #YouAreNotAlone.

If you or anyone you know is at risk of, or experiencing domestic abuse, you can leave your home to seek refuge. The police will respond to your calls and support services remain available.

Call 999 if you are in immediate danger. If you can’t speak and are calling from a mobile, listen to the operator and, when prompted, dial 55 to be connected to the police who will help.

If you suspect a neighbour or someone you know is currently experiencing domestic abuse please do call 999 and let them take the situation forward.”

It’s time to raise our voices against the issue. Tell us how we can curb the violence in the comments below!







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Sophie Turner shows off hubby Joe Jonas’ early Christmas present

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Sophie Turner shows off hubby Joe Jonas' early Christmas present

Even though the year 2020 has ruined so many holidays for us, we can’t let go of the festive mood. Christmas is around the corner, and it’s time for cakes, cookies and presents! Festivals are one of the few occasions that strengthen the bonds of a family. It seems like singer Joe Jonas is already a step ahead, gifting his wife Sophie Turner an early Christmas present. The Game of Thrones star was really happy about it and proudly showed it off on Instagram.

Sophie Turner shows off hubby Joe Jonas' early Christmas present

Joe gifted her a T-shirt covered in throwback photos of singer and actress Miley Cyrus. The top is emblazoned with the words ‘Hannah Montana’. It features photos of Cyrus both in character as the Disney icon Hannah, who she played between 2006 and 2011, and as herself after she had shed her Disney image.

“Thanks to the Hubbs of the year for my early Christmas gift,” Turner wrote alongside a photo of herself posing in her new item of clothing.

They welcomed their baby daughter Willa in July this year. Sophie has got a tattoo tribute to her daughter. She has the letter W inked on her wrist below the J she already had for her husband.

Send your best wishes to Sophie and her cute little family in the comments below! Merry Christmas to all of you!







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Iain Glenn’s The Racer drops Exclusive Clips and Poster for the cycling drama

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Iain Glenn’s The Racer drops Exclusive Clips and Poster for the cycling drama

Game of Thrones ended more than a year ago. The fans of the fantasy series miss the show dearly. The cast of the show has moved on to newer projects. Kit Harington (Jon Snow) is busy shooting for Modern Love (And preparing for fatherhood as well). Iain Glenn (Ser Jorah Mormont) has completed the shooting of his upcoming movie The Racer.

Directed by Kieron J Walsh, the movie circles around a series of scandals that took place at the 1998 Tour de France. The film was the opening film for the Cork International Film Festival. Though fictional, The Racer shows the dangerous lengths teams will go to for a competitive edge. Iain Glen plays the team’s Mr Fixit with the syringes and vials, Sonny McElhone.

Vertigo Releasing will be releasing The Racer in UK cinemas and on streaming platforms from 18 December. The Racer was due to premiere at SXSW back in March before it was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Empire.com has shared an exclusive clip from the movie along with a poster. Below are some snaps from the clip. Let’s check them out!

Are you excited about exploring the dark world of competitive cycling? Talk to us in the comments below!







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