Arya slayed the Night King during the Battle of Winterfell Sunday night and “Game of Thrones” slayed Twitter, as the 82-minute installment of the show’s eighth season became the most-tweeted-about episode of scripted TV of all time, according to Twitter.
Sunday’s episode, officially titled “The Long Night,” racked up more than 7.8 million tweets. That giant social media imprint puts “GoT” Episode 803 ahead of what is now the second-most-tweeted-about scripted TV episode: the “Game of Thrones” Season 8 premiere, which scored over five million tweets on April 14.
According to Twitter, the most-tweeted about characters were: Arya, Night King, Bran, Jon Snow, Cersei. That last one is a bit of a headscratcher seeing as the queen down in King’s Landing didn’t even appear during the episode, which took place during a very long battle at the Starks’ ancestral home in the North.
To date, there have been more than 52 million tweets about “Game of Thrones” this year, with three episodes left in the show’s final season.
See below for the most-retweeted fan tweets of the night, per Twitter and read TheWrap’s interview with “GoT” composer Ramin Djawadi about scoring the episode here.
“Game of Thrones” airs Sundays at 9/8c on HBO.
- Are you ready for Battle of Winterfell?
— Zahraa Wehbé (@zhwehbe) April 28, 2019
kim there’s people that are dying in winterfell https://t.co/q9UKt4Tuj9
— osha (@oshawildling) April 29, 2019
— Nora Dominick (@noradominick) April 29, 2019
arya. thats all thats the tweet pic.twitter.com/Bd21mR84Ak
— Lord Demetrius of House Stark (@DemetriusHarmon) April 29, 2019
— Game of Thrones Memes (@Thrones_Memes) April 29, 2019