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Just ask Kit Harington, who almost had a very NSFW accident while filming a scene for the season 8 premiere episode, which aired last night. The "Game of Thrones" actor added that in addition to the high heels he was required to wear, his costume weighed 33 pounds, making the long filming sessions even more excruciating.

Streaming viewers were up in particular: HBO NOW saw a 50% jump in viewers from last season's finale, and 97% increase from last season's premiere. Add to that GoT shout outs in relation to the general election in Israel, Brexit chaos in the United Kingdom and Europe continuing and the WGA and the Association of Talent Agents going to war in Hollywood and the end of the show has spread across the cultural landscape in a way the small screen hasn't seen since the nearly equally name checked Breaking Bad wrapped up its five season run on September 29, 2013 - an eon ago in the fast changing TV environment.

For reference, the show's seventh season averaged 10.26 million viewers in its initial airings and 32.8 million with streaming, DVR viewing, on-air replays, and on-demand included.

Of course, the 17.4 million calculation is likely to change in the coming days when post-live viewership can be tallied. It will air five more episodes each Sunday until May 19. The episode released only to DirecTV Now users, who received notifications around 5 p.m. ET on the premiere date that the first episode was available. When we became aware of the error, we immediately fixed it and we look forward to tuning in this evening.

There's no reason to think this wasn't an honest mistake, but it doesn't hurt AT&T to signal to its customers that a subscription could get them early access.

Another viewer said the premiere was "well done", especially those reunions. "Probably too much information". While Sansa and Arya had previously taken up residence at their former home in Winterfell last season, they were joined by Jon Snow in a heartwarming reunion, as well as Bran Stark in a, uh, less heartwarming reunion.

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