Game of Thrones: Makes Guinness record for biggest broadcast

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Dec 29, 2015 13:03 IST
Maisie Williams collects the certificate on behalf of HBO's Game of Thrones from Guinness World Records. (Photo: Twitter/Guiness World Records)

Hit HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones has made it into the Guinness World Records 2016 book for largest TV drama simulcast for the second episode of season five.

The show aired the largest simultaneous broadcast to 173 countries around the world, beginning at 2 am on April 20.

The show beat the previous record set by CSI just five weeks earlier by two countries.

Actor Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, received the official certificate on behalf of the show.

"I'm so pleased for Game of Thrones to be a part of Guinness World Records, I'm going to tell my step brother as he gets the book every year for Christmas. I can't wait to see the look on his face!"

The show is an adaptation of George RR Martin's series of fantasy novels, A Song of Ice and Fire, and premiered on HBO in the United States in 2011.

The 2016 edition of Guinness World Records will be released on September 10.

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