A numerical look back at the records broken, costumes created and thousands of gallons of fake blood used in the making of Game of Thrones

April 11, 2019 03:50 PM

In the nine years since its auspicious debut, HBO’s Game of Thrones has revolutionized series television with its enormous ensemble cast, multi-continent-spanning productions, shocking character deaths, and dragons!

As the eighth and final season premiere looms, here’s a look back at the show’s most unique and impressive stats, along with the many records the show has broken along the way.

432 = the number of minutes left in the series; i.e. the combined running time of the six episodes in season 8

10 = the number of countries where the show has filmed: Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Morocco, Malta, Spain, Croatia, Iceland, United States, Canada and Scotland

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9.2 million = viewership tallied for Season 1.

32.8 million = viewership totals for Season 7

4,000 = the amount of gallons of artificial blood used by the show’s prop departments

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark in Season 8
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2 = the number of full-grown dragons still flying and breathing fire in the series

1.5 = tons of metal used to create various weaponry

1,300 = the number of shields created

1 = the number of ice dragons currently terrorizing all who encounter it

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20,907 = the number of candles used by the production

24,421 = the pounds of silicon used to make prosthetics (limbs, wounds, etc.)

3,000 = the number of pyrotechnic effects over eight seasons

1,102 = pounds of Coffee Mate used for pyrotechnic effects

52,000 = the number of bags of paper snow used

Rose Leslie as Ygritte and Kit Harington as Jon Snow in Season 3.
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20,000,000 = the number of screws and bolts used to make the sets

50 = the amount of fabric, in miles, used to make costumes

12,137 = the number of wigs and hairpieces used

1.4 million = the number of photos unit photographer Helen Sloan took over all eight seasons

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132 = the number of Emmy nominations the series has racked up so far

47 = the number of Emmy wins

$90 million = the reported budget for Season 8, which translates to roughly $15 million per episode

*1,000 = the estimated amount of cases of wine that Tyrion Lannister has consumed in his lifetime

*A wild guess — it could be much more!

The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones premieres April 14 on HBO.

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