‘Game of Thrones’ Is in the Guinness Book of World Records
Game of Thrones has already seemingly taken over the world, and now the show has entered the Guinness Book of World Records.
What record could the show possibly own? Did the book add a section for “Most Pirated TV Show”? Is there a section for “Most Character Deaths in a Work of Fiction”? How about “TV Show With the Most Fans Claiming They’ll Never Watch the Show Again Due to a Controversial Scene Yet the Ratings For the Show Continue to Increase”? We suppose that last one’s a bit of a mouthful, so which record did the show really obtain?
Believe it or not, Game of Thrones is now the proud record-holder for the “Largest Ever Simultaneous Broadcast of a Television Drama" (via Entertainment Weekly). The show broke the previous record when the second episode of Season 5 aired at the same time in an incredible 173 countries around the globe on April 20, with the earliest showing occurring at 2 a.m. in the local time.
That’s just a handful of nations short of every country on earth, a feat that no longer seems impossible for this monster of a show (though North Korea may be a tough sell).
Maisie Williams, AKA Arya Stark, accepted the honor on behalf of the show. The 2016 version of the famous record book hits shelves on September 10.