In addition, te HBO NOW streaming service saw a jump of approximately 50% in viewing when compared to last season's finale and almost doubled (97%) when compared to the seventh season premiere.
For reference, the show's seventh season averaged 10.26 million viewers in its initial airings and 32.8 million with streaming, DVR viewing, on-air replays, and on-demand included.
On social media, last night's premiere was the most-Tweeted-about episode of Game of Thrones ever, with more than five million Tweets, and 11 million mentions throughout the course of the weekend.
Orioles' Chris Davis ends his record-breaking hitless slump
It marked his first home run since blasting one against ex-teammate Zack Britton and the Yankees on August 24 of last season. Back in 2013, Davis won the Silver Slugger Award, when he put the entire league on notice with 53 homers and 138 RBI.
Streaming viewers were up in particular: HBO NOW saw a 50% jump in viewers from last season's finale, and 97% increase from last season's premiere. Tweeters beware! Spoilers are coming!
Before we get out of here to go score some more of that limited edition Mountain Dew, why don't we take a look at the numbers related to the GAME OF THRONES premieres of yesteryear?
Monday mornings are going to be all things Game of Thrones for the next few weeks. Wondering why? Let us tell you in detail- In of the scenes from the first episode, Bran catches Jaime Lannister and his sister, Cersei having sex. Who do you think will sit atop the Iron Throne once all is said and done?
Passenger Scott Laser told WABC that the plane veered left during the impact and then took a sharp right turn during the takeoff. The incident began Friday morning as a plane from Minneapolis was landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
The blast had occurred around 7:30 AM in the Hazarganji bazaar, despite the security the citizen's are provided with. Chief Minister of Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan also condemned the attack and expressed solidarity with the victims.
Philadelphia Eagles' cornerback Jalen Mills was arrested for a fight with Washington Wizards forward Devin Robinson . Jalen Deshawn Mills, a 25-year-old cornerback for the Eagles , was also arrested after the fight.
We also saw footage of Carano pulling off some great stunts, and a line from Breaking Bad alum Giancarlo Esposito . Here are new stills of Pedro Pascal (" The Mandalorian "), Gina Carano (" Cara Dune ") and Carl Weathers ("Greef").
The OnePlus 7 will again come with an in-display fingerprint scanner and will have an impressive screen-to-body ratio. Apart from the 48-MP sensor, the rear camera will also feature a wide-angle camera and a depth sensor/TOF sensor.
If implemented, the move would be a grave a blow to Palestinian aspirations of a two-state solution based on the 1967 borders. Shtayyeh was named Palestinian prime minister on March 10, replacing the independent university president Rami Al-Hamdallah.
Kolkata: Delhi Capitals defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets in their Indian Premier League match here Friday. Shikhar Dhawan and Sunil Narine have had an interesting contest in the IPL so far.
Since then, Emery has kept Arsenal in the race for a top-four finish while also guiding them to the Europa League quarter-finals. Arsenal leapfrogged Chelsea for fourth place in the Premier League table with a 1-0 victory at 10-man Watford on Monday night.
Images and video showed flames and thick plumes of smoke billowing up and around the spire, which is surrounded by scaffolding. Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo labelled the fire "terrible" despite the extent of the damage being unclear at this stage.
In a MA court this week they were indicted for conspiring to commit money laundering and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Loughlin is accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get her two daughters into the University of Southern California .
Activists say Sudan's military attempted to break up sit
He did however announce the appointment of a new NISS head after the intelligence agency's chief Salih Ghosh resigned on Saturday. The gas-rich country is locked in a almost two-year-old diplomatic standoff with Saudi Arabia , the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt.
Tiger Woods to Get Presidential Medal of Freedom
The victory for Woods at Augusta represented an epic comeback, almost 11 years after his last victory in a major tournament. With his win at the Masters on Sunday, Tiger Woods put a cap on one of the greatest individual comeback stories of all time.
Pelicans hiring former Cavs GM David Griffin
Griffin's first task with New Orleans will be to trade superstar big man Anthony Davis , who has requested a trade. It will be interesting to see if Griffin follows that script going forward.
Martin Truex Jr. wins at Richmond Raceway
Such achievements, he said, are not his focus, but nonetheless special. "We were close, but not close enough", Logano said. The defending race victor snagged the top starting spot for today's race as the qualifying session ended.
The world's biggest airplane has taken its first flight
Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975, announced in 2011 that he had formed the privately funded Stratolaunch. It is powered by six Boeing 747 engines that give it a payload capacity of over half a million lbs (227,000 tons).
Deadly Storms Push Through US East Coast
Damage from that first round of storms included reports of trees down in Gwinnett, Walton, Paulding, Butts and Lamar counties. Suspected tornadoes were also reported in northern Shelby County stretching down to American Village near Montevallo.
Blazers Outlast Thunder 104-99, Take Game 1 in Portland
McCollum missed 10 games down the stretch with a left knee strain and had only played in two games since returning. The Thunder faced a 19-point deficit in the first half and battled back to cut the lead to six points at halftime.