Game of Thrones fans surprisingly split in opinion poll of season 8

The hate-fire burns less brightly.

Jennifer Bisset Former Senior Editor / Culture
Jennifer Bisset was a senior editor for CNET. She covered film and TV news and reviews. The movie that inspired her to want a career in film is Lost in Translation. She won Best New Journalist in 2019 at the Australian IT Journalism Awards.
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Let's put it to the vote.


The final season of Game of Thrones scored a record number of Emmy nominations, but it also has over 1.7 million fans petitioning it to be remade. Was it really that bad? Polling firm YouGov and Digital Trends have taken it upon themselves to reveal important, unexpected truths about the viewer split.

The survey revealed a stunning 52% of its partakers who watched season 8 were either "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with it. Just 41% said they were dissatisfied, while the rest sat on the fence.

The opinion poll, run between Aug. 21 and Aug. 23, involved 2,475 US adults online who'd signed up to partake in a broader survey about the upcoming Emmys. Interestingly, of these survey-takers only 18% said they'd watched every episode of Game of Thrones. Eleven percent said they'd never even heard of it.

Game of Thrones vies for Outstanding Drama Series against Better Call Saul, Bodyguard, Killing Eve, Ozark, Pose, Succession and This Is Us at this year's Emmys. YouGov and Digital Trends asked their survey-takers if they think Game of Thrones deserves to win. Eighteen percent thought so but 48% -- ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

Check out the riveting results of the survey here and catch the Emmys Sept. 22, airing 5 p.m. PT on Fox.

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