Episode 3,, pulled in 17.8 million overnight viewers who watched the show on HBO and through streaming on HBO Go and HBO Now.
That number tops the previous record of. Compare that with 16.9 million watchers for the season 7 finale.
The overnight numbers are just the beginning. This season will likely surpass the 33 million-per-episode average from the previous season,, executive vice president of corporate communications for HBO.
The Battle of Winterfell broke another record when it became the Game of Thrones tweets of all: a singing the Titanic theme song., a Twitter flood that included what may be the most epic
There are three episodes left in season 8, so Game of Thrones still has a chance to set new viewer records as the struggle for the Iron Throne continues.