Eight seasons of Game of Thrones, by the numbers


We’re all past excited to look at the ultimate season of Game of Thrones this Sunday, however we’re somewhat unhappy as properly, as a result of on May 19, the present shall be gone from our lives perpetually.

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I do know, it’s unhappy. Let’s all have a hug and a cry. Better now? Good. Let’s discuss numbers. HBO simply printed an attention grabbing article cataloging some very attention-grabbing info concerning the present’s footprint from from 2009 to now. Prepare to be amazed.

Game of Thrones first aired on April 17, 2011, and “is broadcast in 207 nations and territories and simulcast in 194 nations and territories.” That’s lots of eyeballs watching the throne. How many eyeballs, you ask? U.S. viewership for every season was:

  • Season 1: 9.Three million
  • Season 2: 11.6 million
  • Season 3: 14.4 million
  • Season 4: 19.1 million
  • Season 5: 20.2 million
  • Season 6: 25.7 million
  • Season 7: 32.Eight million

As you’ll be able to see, progress was regular. And the present gave again, filming in 10 nations over all eighth seasons. The rundown:

  • Northern Ireland
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Morocco
  • Malta
  • Spain
  • Croatia
  • Iceland
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Scotland.

There have been 49 places in Northern Ireland alone, in comparison with only one within the Republic of Ireland.

Extras have been an enormous a part of the present. “The collection has used 12,986 extras in Northern Ireland alone and a couple of,000 Northern Ireland crew members throughout the collection’ eight seasons.” And what number of days of appearing and work have these extras put in? “105,846 days for extras throughout all seasons and nations.” That’s a jaw-dropping quantity.

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Of course, on a present with dragons and ice zombies, the visible results should be on level. Over the years, the present has used a complete of 40 VFX homes in 13 nations, together with the U.S., Canada, the U.Okay., Northern Ireland, Spain, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, China, France, Sweden and India. There have been 13,250 VFX photographs within the first seven seasons.

As we’ve all seen, the particular results have gotten extra elaborate because the present has gone on. So have the weeks of post-production wanted:

  • Season 1: 17 weeks
  • Season 2: 21 weeks
  • Season 3: 20 weeks
  • Season 4: 21 weeks
  • Season 5: 22 weeks
  • Season 6: 24 weeks
  • Season 7: 30 weeks
  • Season 8: 42 weeks

Holy crap, that’s fairly a bounce from season 7 to eight. Everything folks have stated concerning the Battle of Winterfell being spectacular have to be true.

And now, what we’ve all come right here for: uncooked supplies. “During all eight seasons, and particular to manufacturing in Northern Ireland, 3,748 kilos of rubber and 1.5 tons of steel have been used for armory, with 1,300 shields created.” The present has additionally used:

  • 52,000 baggage of paper snow have been used
  • 163 tons of propane
  • 3,000 pyrotechnic results
  • 4,000 gallons of synthetic blood
  • 20,907 candles
  • 25 miles of rope
  • 22,966 toes of waxed cotton material to make greater than 330 tents
  • 50 miles of cloth for costumes

The building division used “745 miles of repurposed timber; 60,000 sheets of plywood; 20,000,000 screws and bolts; 65,000 baggage of plaster; 1,320 gallons of wooden glue; 1,200 blocks of polystyrene; 1,000 sheets of fireplace board; greater than 1,000 miles of cable; and 120 semi-truck a great deal of reclaimed beams from warehouses and barns from throughout Europe.” Reclaimed wooden making its method onto the present may be very cool.

Since season 4, the particular results groups used “24,421 kilos of silicone (for prosthetics) and 1,102 kilos of Coffee Mate (for pyrotechnics)” Wait, Coffee Mate? Really? Anyway, the longest prosthetics purposes have been for the Children of the Forest and the Mountain, which took seven hours.

Through eight seasons, Game of Thrones has used 12,137 wigs and hairpieces. “Daenerys’ wig coloration and magnificence are the results of greater than two months of testing and 7 prototypes.” It’s all about getting that particular shade of peroxide blonde.

Then there are the mundane bills, together with 19,722 journey paperwork issued, 68,143 resort rooms booked, 1,749 name sheets given out and 243 capturing schedules produced. “Primary unit photographer Helen Sloan has taken 1.Four million stills.” And you’ll be able to wager lots of them shall be within the upcoming Game of Thrones photobook.

There’s much more enjoyable quantity info right here. The just one that issues is that there’s three days left till the premiere.

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