As the eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones” airs, it’s no surprise that the hit HBO show continues to break the Internet.
On Sunday night, “Game of Thrones” aired its third episode for season 8, titled “The Long Night”, which depicted the hotly-anticipated Battle of Winterfell.
According to Twitter, the nerve-wracking 82-minute episode, which saw the White Walkers descend upon Westeros from the North, drew in more than 7.8 million tweets, making it the most-tweeted about scripted TV episode of all time.
Variety reports that the most-tweeted about characters in the episode included: Arya Stark, the Night King, Bran Stark, Jon Snow and Cersei Lannister.
Meanwhile, this new record comes as no surprise after the season 8 “Game of Thrones” premiere raked in over 5 million tweets, making it now the second most-tweeted about scripted TV episode.
In addition to conquering Twitter, the episode also landed massive viewership numbers. According to Variety, the Battle of Winterfell episode was viewed by 12.02 million people during its initial telecast to become the season’s most-watched episode and the second-most watched episode in the show’s history (the season 7 finale was seen by 12.1 million linear viewers).
After the initial broadcast, that number grew to a whopping 17.8 million when viewers on other platforms were included, setting a new record for HBO. Meanwhile, HBO has revealed that the season 8 premiere has now been seen by a cumulative 38 million viewers since it first aired on April 14.
See some of the most popular tweets from Sunday night below.