Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 ‘The Bells’ may have been panned by a record number of people, but that also means a record number of people actually clocked in to watch it in the first place. 18.4 million people across platforms, according to Variety. That makes ‘The Bells’ the most-watched episode in the entire series, trumping the record set by Season 8 Episode 3, ‘The Long Night’, that was watched by 17.8 million people.
The episode’s initial broadcast figures too are the biggest in the series – 12.48 million people tuned in when it first aired on Sunday night. The previous record in initial viewership was held by the Season 7 finale ‘The Dragon and the Wolf’ with 12.07 million people clocking in to watch the first broadcast.
Both Episode 3 and Episode 5 were big-ticket battle-episodes, so the viewer interest is understandable. What’s interesting is that both these episodes have received some of the worst ratings in Game of Thrones history. ‘The Long Night’ scored 75% on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, which is pretty low by Thrones standard. But ‘The Bells’ has sunk past even that – at 49% it is the lowest-rated episode in Game of Thrones history.
The ratings had plummeted with episode 4 itself, which was the first ‘rotten’ episode of this season with 54% approval. But the falling ratings do not seem to affect the viewership at all. People now seem even more interested to know how it ends despite, or probably because of, the shocking turn of events that has inspired so much criticism (Daenerys Targaryen’s Mad Queen act).
With just one more episode to go and so much at stake with the storyline now, the finale looks all set to break some more records.
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The 21st century has witnessed an unprecedented rise in science and technology. These advances have helped bring fantasy to life. The last decade saw the bar for quality TV shows getting raised to never-before-seen heights. Game of Thrones played a major role in raising that bar even higher. Scientists have researched the show’s incredible success, relating it to real life. The fantasy epic still holds the record for most Emmy awards won. Once again the series proved that it still rules the heart of the audience. Game of Thrones was voted as the Greatest TV Show of 21st century by Digital Spy readers.
Digital Spy shortlisted 150 shows for their readers, and they voted for their favourite shows. The shows were curated from viewing figures, popularity ratings, newsworthiness and online presence. As expected the cream rose to the top. Game of Thrones was favourited by the most number of voters, showing off its popularity even after it ended more than a year ago.
The list also included other famous shows like Breaking Bad and Peaky Blinders from the past two decades. Despite the controversial final season, the series seems to have maintained its fan base. It’s a big win for Game of Thrones fans from all over the world!
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The New Year brings with it new hopes and opportunities for everyone around the world. People all over the world are trying to get back on their feet after everything that happened in the Red Wedding year. Many are trying to get a fresh start, including some of Game of Thrones stars. Emilia Clarke, famous for playing Daenerys Targaryen, recently sold off her lavish California home at $4.4 million.
The modern home in Los Angeles’ artsy beachside Venice neighbourhood was truly a fit for the Queen of Dragons. The 2,817-square-foot home was built in 2009. It includes two bedrooms and three full bathrooms.
The gated property features a courtyard with a 30-foot pool and multiple areas for lounging, including a covered space. The front patio has 80-year-old olive trees. The 0.12-acre property offers privacy behind its walls and mature greenery. It is also conveniently close to the beach and hip shopping and dining around the corner on Abbot Kinney Boulevard.
Clarke paid $4.6 million for the property in 2016, records show. She put it on the market for just under $5 million in August. It sold just before the end of the year after a price cut in November.
This might indicate Emilia plans to stay in England permanently. Earlier in 2020, Maisie Williams expressed her desire to move to France with her boyfriend. Do you have any such plans? Talk to us in the comments below!
The year 2020 was tough for people all around the world. In times like these, they need a distraction for momentary relief. That’s where the entertainment industry steps in. The artists work really hard on and off-screen to manage their job as well as their family. Some put up a smile even when they face grave problems in real life, like Game of Thrones’ Jason Momoa. Entertainment Weekly recently honoured Game of Thrones alum Pedro Pascal for his performance on The Mandalorian.
Pascal is one of the actors who was titled Entertainer of The Year, 2020 by Entertainment Weekly. The show Mandalorian kept the audience hooked all through the year, pretty much like how Game of Thrones did for a decade. Moreover, Pedro was a part of both.
“It is why I wanted to do this show. Selfishly, I knew [the Child, a.k.a. Baby Yoda] was likely to make people fall in love with the show,” Pedro explained to Entertainment Weekly.
He continued, “I’m not even sure if I would be able to do it if it weren’t for the amount of direct experience that I’ve had with being on stage to understand how to posture yourself, how to physically frame yourself into something and to tell a story with a gesture, with a stance, or with very, very specific vocal intonation.”
Keeping viewers interested in an act for such a long time is not an easy job. Talk to us and congratulate Pedro over his achievement in the comments below!