"Game of Thrones" deadliest seasons 2019, by number of deaths

Season 8 of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ was its deadliest season of all time, with a total of around 3,523 deaths compared to just 59 in the first season. Season 8, the show’s final season, accounted for significantly more deaths than the first seven seasons combined.The deadliest location in the Game of Thrones series was ‘Winterfell’, which hosted one of the show’s final battles.

Game of Thrones

‘Game of Thrones’ is arguably one of the most successful television shows of all time, with millions of viewers from around the world tuning in to view each of its eight seasons and dozens of Primetime Emmy Awards recognizing its success. The HBO fantasy series, which wrapped up on May 19, 2019, is also among the world’s most expensive shows in terms of production costs, which often afforded the kind of impressive visual effects and detailed cinematography usually reserved for major motion pictures.

A Song of Ice and Fire

‘Game of Thrones’ is based on a book series titled “A Song of Ice and Fire” written by George R.R. Martin. A massive success in its own right, the book series has been read in its entirety by around eight percent of all U.S. based adults. Although the television show has finished, Martin has finished just five of the seven books which are planned for the series. The success of the original Game of Thrones television show has led to speculation that Martin’s world may soon spawn a variety of spin-off shows and movies drawing from the author’s additional work.

Deadliest "Game of Thrones" seasons as of May 2019, by number of deaths

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Release date

May 2019



Survey time period

as of May 2019

Supplementary notes

The source counts a death if:
-the character is killed on-screen.
-the character dies off-screen, but the death is confirmed or assumed due to imminent death while on screen. (If injuries are mortal, character is assumed dead, as in the case of Sandor "the Hound" Clegane.)
-only prominent off-screen deaths are listed. (Prominence is determined mainly by importance to the plot.)

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