“Game of Thrones” may have been dead this past year — but it definitely didn’t die.
Apart from keeping a spot on Reddit’s annual most popular TV shows chart and landing on 2018’s most-tweeted about programs list, Comcast just reveled the HBO fantasy epic was also its top video-on-demand series this year. And that’s all despite the fact “Game of Thrones” last aired a new episode in August 2017 and isn’t coming back with its last batch of fresh ones until April 2019.
The David Benioff and D.B. Weiss-created series was No. 1 among Comcast’s 22 million-plus subscribers, according to data from the company’s video service, which was published by USA Today on Wednesday.
Don’t worry, people did find something a little more recent to watch too, as NBC’s “This Is Us,” Starz’s “Power,” Fox’s “9-1-1” and ABC’s “The Good Doctor” also cracked the Top 5 list.
“The fact that that show is still ranked No. 1 across the board when it wasn’t even current is pretty incredible. It shows just how large of a following that show has (and) how new people are still discovering it,” Brynn Lev, VP of editorial and programming at Comcast Cable told USA Today.
See the list of Comcast’s top 2018 on-demand shows below and read more from the USA Today report here.
2018: Top 20 Shows On Demand*
Game of Thrones (HBO)
This Is Us (NBC)
The Good Doctor (ABC)
Jersey Shore Family Vacation (MTV)
The Sopranos (HBO)
Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
The Voice (NBC)
Married at First Sight (Lifetime)
The Resident (Fox)
America’s Got Talent (NBC)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Keeping Up with Kardashians (E!)
Chicago PD (NBC)
*Ranking of most popular series viewed on demand in Comcast’s 20 million-plus homes, from Jan. 1 to Dec. 5, 2018.
“Game of Thrones” eighth and final season premieres in April 2019 on HBO.