Game of Thrones season 7 finale makes ratings history for Foxtel

The final episode of season 7 of Game of Thrones brought massive audience numbers for Foxtel, marking it as the most watched overnight programme in Australian subscription television history.

Episode 7, ‘The Dragon and the Wolf’, achieved a record breaking audience of 887,000 viewers with more come once the consolidated data becomes available.

The final episode’s overnight figures topped the season’s premiere episode, which, at 820,000, was itself a record breaker before being outdone by last night’s broadcast.

The Game of Thrones season 7 audience has been also incredibly engaged throughout the season, with the show pulling in a cumulative average audience of 1.22 million viewers per episode.

Brian Walsh, Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television said, “Winter may have come to Westeros, but last night’s ratings prove Game of Thrones on Foxtel is hotter than ever. The incredible success of this worldwide phenomenon is evident not just from its gripping storytelling, unrivalled cinematography and nail-biting action, but from the response of its fans who tuned in to Foxtel in record numbers to watch the outstanding final episode of the season. The overnight performance of the series on Foxtel in Australia has eclipsed many global territories, including the U.K. It’s a phenomenal result for the company,” he said.


Foxtel’s must-watch drama also continues with hit new arrivals Ray Donovan season 5 and Top of the Lake: China Girl already airing and The Deuce, A Place to Call Home, Outlander and more taking to the air in the coming weeks.

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