'Game of Thrones' HBO Season 5 2015, Series Becomes Most Watched Show of Network
"Game of Thrones" has been a staggering success for HBO. The network could never have guessed the hit that "Game of Thrones" would come to be when it started. The series has won over fans across the country and has quite the cult following now, wanting to know everything about the show.
In fact, HBO just confirmed that "Game of Thrones" has become the the most watched series ever on the premium network, knocking out the old top show "The Sopranos", which is still talked about today. "Game of Thrones" has an average gross audience of 18.4 million people across all platforms for each of the episodes. "The Sopranos" had an average of 18.2 million viewers for its 2002 season.
"Game of Thrones" Season 4 just ended on Sunday night and now fans have to wait until 2015 for Season 5 to see how the loose ends will get put back together.
The series has won numerous awards and nominations, including a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Drama Series for its first three seasons, a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Television Series - Drama, a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in both Long Form and Short Form, and a Peabody Award. Among the ensemble cast, Peter Dinklage won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Tyrion Lannister.
"Game of Thrones" was created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss as an American fantasy drama television series. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones. Filmed in a Belfast studio and on location elsewhere in Northern Ireland, Malta, Scotland, Croatia, Iceland, the United States and Morocco, it premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011. Two days after the fourth season premiered in April 2014, HBO renewed Game of Thrones for a fifth and sixth season.