Game of Thrones has now booked a spot in Guinness World Records as the biggest TV drama simulcast. The second episode of Season 5 was simultaneously shown in 173 countries, breaking the record set by CSI 5 weeks earlier.
This was seen as a step to curb illegal downloads of the show as Game of Thrones is often cited as the most pirated TV show in the world.
Maisie Williams, who collected the award on the behalf of the show said, “I’m so pleased for Game of Thrones to be a part of Guinness World Records. I’m going to tell my step brother as he gets the book every year for Christmas. I can’t wait to see the look on his face!”