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Game theory: The complete guide to Game of Thrones in numbers

We decode the facts and figures of TV’s most popular, and most pirated, show

HT48HRS_Special Updated: Apr 22, 2016 10:48 IST
Hardhome is the highest rated episode across all five seasons.
Hardhome is the highest rated episode across all five seasons. (HBO)

Did you know the highest rated episode across the five existing seasons of TV phenomenon, Game of Thrones, was Hardhome? The eight episode of the fifth season, it took the ardent fans out beyond The Wall, to the frozen, free village of the Wildlings. It featured *SPOILER* The Night’s King, and gave the raging war in Westeros a different perspective.

Did you also know that the series, known for its authentic depiction of violence has recorded 704 deaths over the last five seasons? Or that it is the most illegally downloaded series ever, with a record of 14.4 million downloads in 2015? Ahead of season six, we decode the incredible facts and figures of TV’s biggest show.

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