It is safe to say that Game of Thrones fans have missed the show.
Sunday’s final season premiere of Game of Thrones earned HBO a record audience for the hit fantasy drama – and that’s not even counting delayed viewing.
The one-hour eighth-season opener drew an average TV audience of 11.8 million viewers Sunday, HBO said, citing preliminary Nielsen estimates. That’s up from 10.1 million for the Season 7 premiere on July 16, 2017, but is down slightly from the record 12.1 million set by the Season 7 finale on Aug. 27, 2017.
When streaming on HBO Now and HBO Go is factored in, the Thrones premiere audience jumped to a record 17.4 million, up from 16.9 million for the Season 7 finale.
Read more at Entertainment Weekly.
Say hello to the Trivago‘s guy’s mug shot. — Kenneth in the 212
Brie Larson wears a scrunchie skirt and it is actually pretty awesome. — Go Fug Yourself
Taking her role very seriously, Emma Stone makes hilarious gay adult film debut on Saturday Night Live. — Towleroad
Cory Booker says he and Rosario Dawson will be in love forever. — Dlisted
Wendy Williams finally addressed the elephant in the room. The end of her marriage. — Evil Beet Gossip
Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli have plead not guilty in the college admission scandal. Seriously. — NPR
The Worst Person of the Day: Laura Ingraham
Fox News host Laura Ingraham found humor in Thursday’s memorial service for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle. Adding to insult, she showed the wrong Southern California rapper while taking swipes at Hussle.
Read more at USA Today.
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