Game of Thrones 8th season premiere breaks World Record for premiere demand across all markets and all platforms.
LOS ANGELES (May 1, 2019) – Parrot Analytics, the leading TV content analytics firm specializing in global audience demand measurement, has partnered with GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS to chart the unprecedented demand for the premiere of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, which achieved the official title for Most in-demand TV premiere.
Using Parrot Analytics’ global, real-time and platform-agnostic TV demand measurement system, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS and Parrot Analytics charted worldwide demand for all series premieres from April 2015 to the day of Game of Thrones’ season 8 premiere (“Winterfell”) on April 14, 2019.
It was found that the global demand on the day of Game of Thrones’ 8th season premiere exceeded the global premiere demand of every other TV series, including Game of Thrones’ own global season 7 premiere day demand, for any season across all platforms and markets under measurement.
“Game of Thrones has amassed a per capita global audience demand of 25.46 on 14th of April 2019, its season 8 premiere day. Compared to its per capita global demand of 24.74 on the day of its season 7 premiere, the latest and final season has premiered 2.9% higher globally. Premiere day demand has been particularly strong in the United States, United Kingdom and France,” said Samuel Stadler, VP of Marketing, Parrot Analytics.
“It comes as no surprise,” added Craig Glenday, Editor in Chief at GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS. “Game of Thrones has its fans tightly clenched in its dragon-like grip, and excitement for this final series has seen phenomenal engagement across every platform. It has broken records since it first aired – for its viewership figures, Emmy wins, and even its status as the most pirated TV show! And it looks like it’s going to continue breaking records right up to the final, undoubtedly devastating episode.”
Several of HBO’s Game of Thrones’ official titles were featured in the Guinness World Records 2019 and 2018 Editions utilizing Parrot Analytics data. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS will partner with Parrot Analytics once again to determine other incredible TV record titles. Fans can find out what new records will be featured in the upcoming Guinness World Records 2020 Edition available globally September 2019.
About Parrot Analytics
Parrot Analytics is a data science company that empowers media companies, brands and agencies to understand global audience demand for television content. Wielding the world’s largest audience behavior data sets, the company has developed the world’s only global cross-platform, country-specific audience demand measurement system. Parrot Analytics captures an unprecedented spectrum of actual audience behavior including video streaming consumption, social media, blogging platforms, file-sharing and peer-to-peer consumption spanning 100+ countries. This enables media companies, for the very first time, to understand audience demand for content across all content distribution platforms in all markets around the world.
About Guinness World Records
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