It already set a record for being the most pirated TV show of all time, but now it’s official — HBO’s Game of Thrones has set a new record for the largest TV drama simulcast. According to the Guinness World Records site, Game of Thrones edged out CSI, which set the record only five weeks earlier. GOT‘s episode one of its fifth season was broadcast in 173 countries simultaneously to help the series, based on author George R.R. Martin’s popular books, set the new world record.
Of course, Martin recently told an audience in Spokane, Wash., that HBO might finish off the series before he pens the last book. And he’s OK with that. Actress Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, accepted the Guinness award on behalf of Game of Thrones. Other record breakers that will be noted in the next Guinness World Records book for 2016?
The last Super Bowl with our beloved Seattle Seahawks was the most watched sporting event ever, with 114 million U.S. viewers. Russell Wilson is also in the book as the first player with 300 yards passing and 100 yards rushing in a game, which he achieved against the St. Louis Rams in October 2014. Wilson is also still tied with Peyton Manning for the most touchdowns thrown by a first-year quarterback with 26.