Analysis: ‘Game of Thrones’ ending next year won’t actually hurt HBO’s bottom line

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For a TV show to get so big that it's eventually able to command 30 million viewers for single episodes; when military-level secrecy has to be brought to the show's production because of the intensity of fan interest; and when it's so deeply embedded itself into the pop culture lexicon that even the leader of the free world is tweeting out memes from it, that's when you know you've got something special. A pop culture phenomenon that will endure.

Game of Thrones has certainly been a game-changer for HBO over its first seven seasons -- but with the eighth and final run of episodes set for next year, a logical question to ask is what happens to HBO once it's over? To be more specific, how much of a financial hit is HBO set to absorb once we all say goodbye to Westeros?

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Analysis: ‘Game of Thrones’ ending next year won’t actually hurt HBO’s bottom line originally appeared on BGR.com on Sat, 3 Nov 2018 at 14:07:18 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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