"The Dance of Dragons" Viewership Breakdown

The numbers are in for the latest episode of Game of Thrones, "The Dance of Dragons".  And although they saw an increase, from the previous weeks episode, it was just by a hair.  "The Dance of Dragons" was viewed by 7.14 million people during its initial airing, an increase of 140,000 people, or just 2%. 

I had expected to see "The Dance of Dragons" bring in closer to 8 million viewers.  But still its nice to see an increase in the viewership.  The only question this raises is whether or not the finale will bring in a higher number than the, record breaking, premiere for this season.  Looking at previous seasons, the season finale episodes have always preformed the best.  

What do you think though?  Are you surprised with the viewership for "The Dance of Dragons"?  And do you think the final episode will break the record as the most viewed episode of the season?

Inside "The Dance of Dragons"

This week we have three bonus videos from HBO for their latest episode of Game of Thrones, "The Dance of Dragons".  George R.R. Martin returns this week to talk about the famous fighting pits of Meereen.  As well as the two actors Alexander Siddig and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau speaking on Doran's decision to trust Jaime.  And last but not least, we have the showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss breaking down the major moments of the episode - and they're are quite a few in this episode.  

Inside the Episode with David Benioff and Dan Weiss

George R.R. Martin on The Fighting Pits of Meereen

 Alexander Siddig and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on Trusting Jaime Lannister

"The Dance of Dragons" Preview

We're just a few hours away from the ninth episode of season 5 of Game of Thrones.  As most of us know, the ninth episode has done down in Game of Thrones history as the "big moment" of the season.  So here's to hoping that this weeks episode can continue that trend.  

Tonight's episode is titled "The Dance of Dragons" and was directed by David Nutter - the man who also directed the season finale of this season.  "The Dance of Dragons" was also written by the showrunners, David Benioff and Dan Weiss.  

The official plot synopsis of the episode is:

Stannis confronts a trouble decisions.  Jon returns to The Wall.  Mace visits the Iron Bank.  Arya encounters someone from her past.  Dany reluctantly oversees a traditional celebration of athleticism.  

So do you think tonight's episode will live up the the past ninth episode moments in the Game of Thrones history?  Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 9 Title and Synopsis

Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 9 Title and Synopsis

After much speculation, and possible leaks, we have finally know what the title for episode 9 will be.  Episode 9 - which has gone down in Game of Thrones history as the episode with the season finale type moment - is titled "The Dance of Dragons."  

As for the plot synopsis, since it's kind of spoilery, I'll leave that below the break.  So if you don't want to know what it is, stop reading right now.

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