This past weekend’s “Game of Thrones” Season 6 finale earned 8.9 million total viewers — setting a new series record in the process.
This coming Sunday, HBO will have to fill that highly lucrative 9 p.m. hour with something, and the first sacrificial lamb happens to be Chris Hemsworth‘s film, “Blackhat.” There is no way the movie will touch the “Thrones” season-ender’s viewership, and that disparity will become even bigger when delayed and streaming tune-in is counted.
Read more about the “GoT” season finale’s Live + Same Day Nielsen numbers here.
Sunday will mark “Blackhat’s” HBO debut. The film has aired on sister pay-TV network Cinemax several times.
Here’s the official logline: “A furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.”
The 2015 thriller has just a 34 percent rating on the RottenTomatoes.com Tomato Meter. Subtract six points for just Top Critics, and even four more to reflect the audience’s opinion.
The movie was also a box office flop, pulling in shy of $20 million worldwide on a $70 million budget, per Box Office Mojo.
All 49 'Game of Thrones' Main Characters, Ranked Worst to Best (Photos)
We judge all the characters who matter (or mattered)
"Game of Thrones" has a lot of characters, and too many to rank. So we're just going to focus on the 49 characters who are or were the most important, in our humble opinion. If you don't like our list, Littlefinger will poison your wedding cake. (Many spoilers, obviously.)