In an unexpected twist, Amazon has announced that the viewing figures of Game of Thrones have beaten out the Wheel of Time to become the biggest show ever on Amazon Prime Video. The final series of Game of Thrones was released in April 2018, with fans waiting with bated breath until it was made available on Amazon Prime Video. Based on George R.R Martin’s popular book series A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones tells the story of many different characters fighting for the Iron Throne, as they try to claim control over the seven kingdoms. A Game of Thrones Viewing Figures Beat the Wheel of Time
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A brief history
A Game of Thrones is a series of novels written by American novelist George R. R. Martin. A television adaptation of it began airing on HBO in 2011 and its final season ended earlier in 2019 making it one of the most popular books ever adapted to screen, sitting alongside JRR Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings films and TV show.
How it compares
A whole series on its own, A Song of Ice and Fire—also known as Game of Thrones—has reached an incredible popularity that eclipses The Wheel of Time’s peak by three-quarters. According to Amazon, George R.R.
Who is next?
Amazon has announced that they will be extending their video on demand services to include new media, such as e-books. They have stated that they plan to make all books by George R.R. Martin available in Amazon’s Kindle format (This was a joke) and see if it can repeat its success with A Song of Ice and Fire (This was also a joke). It could easily beat The Wheel of Time series in viewership figures making George R.R. Martin into an author bigger than JK Rowling.
What does this mean for book sales?
A Game of Thrones was also Amazon’s biggest ever pre-order for an e-book, as well as being downloaded more times in one day than any other e-book published in history. George R.R. Martin has previously said that he would love to see The Song of Ice and Fire series beaten in sales by The Wheel of Time, but it seems he may have no need to worry after all.
What does this mean for TV shows?
This news has shown that viewing figures don’t matter anymore. We know from a report released earlier in 2017 that Netflix users now spend more time on Netflix than they do watching traditional television. This was a huge event and is something all business should look into when changing their advertising or communications strategy. Not only does it show how fast change is occurring, but also how quickly new market leaders are rising above old ones.
What other books are big sellers?
It’s worth comparing your writing to other popular books in order to get a sense of how big your potential audience is. If your book is like The Hunger Games but for fantasy, you can compare it to George R.R.