“ I have learned to die a long time ago,” this might be a famous dialogue from Game of Thrones season 7, but this also what the fans of the Hollywood series were crying as soon as the season finished.
But now they are alive along with Jon Snow, with the release of eighth and last season of Game of Thrones aired on April 14, 2019.
The mighty Hollywood series has got everyone crazy from April 11, 2011, when the first episode of the first season aired on HBO. Since then, the hype, the, and excitement always grew.
Every year the fans of the fantasy drama television series indulge themselves extensively into its every episode. Whether it is about repeating the dialogues in their real life or forcing their friends to watch the series, the GOT fans have done it all.
What has Made Game of Thrones the Most Popular TV series?
There is more than just an amazing story and acting in this drama series. There are certain elements that the creators worked on that created GOT as the most highly watched TV series in the world.
In this blog, we are going to unmask those key features that made GOT reach the heights of appreciation that no other series managed to achieve in recent times.
George R.R Martin’s masterpiece has got everyone amused because of the ridiculously real graphics and exemplary cinematography. It wouldn’t be wrong to claim that the viewing experience has been brought to perfection in every passing season.
This enhancement in viewing experience was evident from Ned Stark’s beheading in season one and the red wedding from Season 3. This pretty much proves that technological advancement was a matter of concern for the Game of Thrones production team.
Let’s consider the dramatic changes on the viewership of the season. For instance, season 1 of Game of Thrones managed to take only 2.2 million people on board as its viewers. But, the excitable season 7 drew almost 26 million people that made the season the most watched season premiere ever!
People’s Choice of Technology has Made GOT Reach New Heights:
Let’s get deep on how people’s choice of technology impacted the viewership of the series.
Like I said the season 1 of Game of Thrones couldn’t grab the audience that it has now. This was because the fans were restricted to watch each and every episode on a 9 PM Sunday. If the viewer missed it then he or she had to watch it on repeat. This pattern wasn’t a user-friendly pattern and eventually affected the viewership as well.
Realizing the damage that unavailability of technology has caused, the change took place after season two. The first mobile 4G network launched in the UK in October 2012, which allowed users to stream episodes via their mobile. And this where the good times began for the series.
However, the good times were soon turned into dark days as piracy was given a new height in this time. Game of Thrones has consistently was recognized as the most pirated show.
Guest Appearance in GOT; Virtual Reality:
The technological invention has been the key factor in the series of this nature. The beheading and playground of blood, when seen under intensive graphics, engaged people to the maximum. Keeping this in mind, just before the launch of season 4, Game of Thrones introduced virtual reality experience. This experience allowed users to “Ascend the Wall” wowed at South by Southwest in the US. This enabled the users to become witnesses of what was happening in the kingdom instead of being a passive viewer.
Not only did the team focused on giving users a better viewer experience through VR but it also made sure that the excitement never vanishes. For this, the game was introduced that kept the fans engaged even after the show was over.
Now that you have heard all that’s happening in the mighty TV series it’s time for you to catch the last season that has just realized. And later binge watch all other seasons if you have missed them.