Watching Game of Thrones: How Audiences Engage with Dark Television

Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review



External departments

  • Aberystwyth University
  • Middlesex University
  • Sheffield Hallam University


Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
ISBN (Print)9781526152176
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 31 Mar 2021
Publication type

Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review


Game of Thrones attracted unprecedented media attention, winning over 200 awards during its 8 year run, with its final season nominated for a record breaking 32 Emmys. The finale won the Emmy for outstanding Drama series and was watched by 19.3 million viewers. Our book takes Game of Thrones as its subject and is based on one of the most ambitious audience research projects ever undertaken with more than 10,000 completions, giving more than 3 million words of response and debate around the series.