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When Robert Baratheon and Daenerys Targaryen arrive in Winterfell they are both greeted by the head of House Stark who tells him Kit Harington Doesn't 'Give AF**k' If People Don't Like GOT Season 8
Adrian Cunningham | 19 April, 2019, 07:58

Crafting this big reveal wasn't easy though, according to Game of Thrones writer Dave Hill.

Last season, "Game of Thrones" averaged 32.8 million viewers per episode, up from 25.7 million the season before. Game of Thrones ends up being pirated or streamed a lot illegally over the web and the stats are always mind boggling every year.

The vast majority of the pirated episodes were streamed, at about 77 per cent. Web downloads came next at about 12 per cent, and torrents made up the other 11 per cent. China accounted for 5 million pirated views while the U.S. figure stood at 4 million (which in terms of the percentage of the population makes it bigger than either India or China). As for torrents, public torrents make up 10.8% of the number, while the remaining 0.5% are of private torrents. This is followed by China, with roughly five million views.

The toughest survivor in Westeros keeps on surviving in Season 8.

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We have already reported that downloading GoT via illegal means can infect your mobile and computer with viruses and malware.

The long-awaited opener of season eight, called "Winterfell", was watched legally by 17.4m people in the USA and millions more across the globe.

HBO, which is the official broadcaster of Game of Thrones revealed that season 8 has been the most watched series ever, on a multi-platform environment. It broke the show's previous viewership record of 16.9 million for the season seven finale in 2017. Once again, on Thursday morning, Trump's Twitter account featured a post clearly inspired by the HBO blockbuster, which began its eighth and final season on April 14. The "Game Over" words are in the distinctive "Game of Thrones" font.

Then, in the teaser video for Season 8, Episode 2, Arya can is seen practicing with a crossbow (a weapon she's never really been seen using until now) as she is heard saying: "Death, it's got many faces".