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


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

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

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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

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.