It’s hard to believe, but not even “The Sopranos,” “True Blood,” and Carrie Bradshaw can touch “Game of Thrones” when it comes to one key measure — DVD sales within their first week of release.
In the first week following its March 6 release, the show ended up selling a grand total of 350,000 copies, which HBO has announced as a record for early sales of a show on DVD. When you look at the ratings for the actual show, then this is nearly 10% of the 3.9 million viewers who tuned in to the show’s season 1 finale across two airings in 2011. “Thrones” has not had the numbers of some of its predecessors — “True Blood” routinely crosses the 5 million mark, and “The Sopranos” had twice this during its peak in 2002.
“Game of Thrones” premieres season 2 on April 1, and if the DVD sales are any indication so far, the numbers are probably going to jump to a whole new level.
Just in case you haven’t seen a trailer yet for the show, you can do so below.