WEB DESK: The Game of Thrones(GoT) started in 2011 with rights taken by HBO from the writer George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series, A song of Fire and Ice. GoT came and took the audience away by storm. With plots so strong and commendable acting, it sure was meant to be a hit.
The show’s famous slogan is ‘the show must go on’ lives up to its reputation as G.R.R. Martin came across ruthless when it comes to killing off favorite show actors.
With five seasons already on aired, HBO is all set to release the sixth season of much-awaited series on the 24th of this month.
The question all die hard fans of Game of Thrones are seeking answer for is, ‘Is Jon Snow alive or is he gone for real?’
1. The number of viewers per episode are too high!
In 2015, the show averaged 20.2 million viewers per episode on all platforms in the U.S. Last year, in a rare scheduling move, HBO debuted each episode simultaneously in 173 countries.
2. Well of course, given the shows’ success!
HBO has a “community manager” who keeps tabs on every aspect of the show, including organized events such as red carpets and third-party reports about casting rumors.
3. Most tweeted show
A recent survey by U.K. retailer Currys PC World reported that “Game of Thrones” was the most tweeted-about show globally in 2015.
4. Ruling Facebook too!
Last year “Thrones” was talked about on Facebook more than any other show, according to Facebook year in review 2015.
5. Talking in millions since the start!
From January 2016 through early April, the show has generated 83 million online engagements, an 89% increase over the same period last year, according to the research firm ListenFirst Media, which aggregates data over major online platforms.
6. Because, well, a ruined surprise/shock is not good for anyone!
HBO is not sending out advanced copies of the show to media outlets, unlike in previous years.
7. Apple trolling their way!
Apple has programmed its Siri voice feature to offer playfully ambiguous answers to the question, “Is Jon Snow dead?”
8.Season 5, the worst cliffhanger!
The teaser tweet of season six showing Jon Snow dead generated about 76,000 re-tweets and 59,000 favorites, gave the show its biggest day on Twitter since the season 5 finale, according to Sabrina Caluori, who oversees HBO’s social-strategy team as senior vice president of digital media and marketing.
9. Why Obama?
10. Because Facebook just got cooler!
Mark Zuckerburg, too turned out to be a big fan of the series. He recently launched a video on his social website Facebook that turned into a good game when you had to spot Westeros in your phone as you tilt it. Pretty fun, right?
Source: The Wall Street Journal