Game of Thrones’ epic Battle of Winterfell becomes the most tweeted about episode in TV history

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CAUTION: THERE WILL BE SPOILERS FOR GAME OF THRONES AHEAD

Sunday night’s epic episode of Game of Thrones, dubbed The Long Night, has set yet another record, becoming the most tweeted about episode of all time.

The highly-anticipated episode was tweeted about a record 7.8 million times on Sunday night, according to Variety.

The episode broke another record for the epic 67-minute Battle of Winterfell, the longest battle scene in film and television history.


Record-breaker: Game of Thrones’ new episode The Long Night sets a new record as the most tweeted about episode in history with 7.8 million tweets

The record, which is only for scripted television shows, bests the previous record-holder, the Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere episode, Winterfell, on April 14.

That episode garnered more than five million tweets, with a record 17.4 million viewers tuning in for the premiere live on HBO, and on HBO Go and HBO Now.

The second episode of Season 8, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, brought in 15.9 million total viewers, according to TV Insider, though viewership for The Long Night has not been released yet.


Most tweeted: The record, which is only for scripted television shows, bests the previous record-holder, the Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere episode, Winterfell, on April 14

Twitter also unveiled a new emoji on Sunday night, to highlight Arya Stark’s new weapon, which was forged by Gendry (Joe Dempsie).

Arya was one of the most tweeted about characters during last night’s episode, since she killed the nefarious Night King with her valyrian steel dagger.

The Night King was also one of the most tweeted-about characters, along with Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) and Jon Snow. 


Night King: Arya was one of the most tweeted about characters during last night’s episode, since she killed the nefarious Night King with her valyrian steel dagger

Cersei Lannister was also one of the most tweeted-about characters, despite not appearing in The Long Night at all.

She was, however, prominently featured in the teaser trailer for next week’s fourth episode of Season 8, which is slated to run 78 minutes long.

The trailer featured Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and those who survived the Battle of Winterfell celebrating their victory, while focusing their new efforts down south, in King’s Landing.


Cersei: ‘We have won the great war, now we’ll win the last war,’ Daenerys says in the trailer, referring to her war with the nefarious Queen Cersei

‘We have won the great war, now we’ll win the last war,’ Daenerys says in the trailer, referring to her war with the nefarious Queen Cersei.

The end of the trailer features a voice-over from Daenerys, who says she plans to ‘rip out’ Cersei, ‘root and stem.’

The final season of Game of Thrones continues Sunday, May 5 at 9 PM ET on HBO. 


Root and stem: The end of the trailer features a voice-over from Daenerys, who says she plans to ‘rip out’ Cersei, ‘root and stem’

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