The Craziest Facts, Figures and Statistics About All 8 Seasons of ‘Game of Thrones’

Holy Shireen (R.I.P.)! The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones debuts Sunday, and while we can't wait to see Littlefinger again (YEAH, we went there), we're feeling reallyyyyy nostalgic for our most favorite show on television.

Here, the most interesting facts and figures from the past eight seasons (as if we didn't know how absolutely monumental this show was already).

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Since the first episode, which aired on April 17, 2011, GoT's U.S. viewership has steadily increased, with a 350 percent jump from season one to season seven.

Average viewership per episode in millions: Season one - 9.3; season two - 11.6; season three - 14.4; season four - 19.1; season five - 20.2; season six - 25.7 and season seven - 32.8.

Game of Thrones is broadcast in 207 countries and territories and simulcast in 194 countries and territories. 

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Filming Locations

Over the course of its eight seasons, GoT has filmed in ten countries, including Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Morocco, Malta, Spain, Croatia, Iceland, United States, Canada and Scotland. There have been 50 locations in Ireland, including 49 in Northern Ireland and one in the Republic of Ireland.

Belfast, Northern Ireland, is home to Titanic Studios, which has six shooting stages that housed the interiors of Winterfell, Castle Black, High Hall of the Eyrie, the Sky Cells in the Eyrie, the Hall of Faces, the House of Black and White, the Great Sept of Baelor, the Great Pyramid of Meereen Throne Room and the iconic King's Landing Throne Room.

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Extras And Crew

The series has used 12,986 extras and 2,000 crew members across its eight seasons in Northern Ireland alone.

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During all eight seasons, production in Northern Ireland used:

-3,748 pounds of rubber for armor
-1.5 tons of metal to create 1,300 shields
-52,000 bags of paper snow
-163 tons of propane
-3,000 pyrotechnic effects
-4,000 gallons of artificial blood
-20,907 candles
-25 miles of rope
-22,966 feet of waxed cotton fabric to make more than 330 tents
-50 miles of fabric for costumes
-24,421 pounds of silicone (for prosthetics)
-1,102 pounds of Coffee mate (for pyrotechnics)
-12,137 wigs and hairpieces

The longest prosthetics applications were for the Children of the Forest and the Mountain, which took seven hours. Deanerys's wig color and style are the result of more than two months of testing and seven prototypes.

The construction department used:

-745 miles of repurposed timber
-60,000 sheets of plywood
-20,000,000 screws and bolts
-65,000 bags of plaster
-1,320 gallons of wood glue
-1,200 blocks of polystyrene
-1,000 sheets of fire board
-more than 1,000 miles of cable
-120 semitruck loads of reclaimed beams from warehouses and barns from all over Europe

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Over eight seasons, 19,722 travel documents have been issued, 68,143 hotel rooms booked, 1,749 call sheets issued and 243 shooting schedules issued.

That's a lot of travel points, guys.

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Primary unit photographer Helen Sloan has taken 1.4 million stills over all seasons. (Don't worry: Here are her absolute favorites so you don't have to go through them all...)

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Over the first seven seasons, Game of Thrones received 132 Emmy nominations and 47 wins; seven Golden Globe nominations and one win; 18 SAG Award nominations and seven wins; 17 Critics' Choice Award nominations and one win; and seven AFI award wins.

That's 174 nominations and 63 award wins in total.


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