Streaming Game of Thrones? You're sure to recognize the Dark Hedges in Co. Antrim. John Miskelly/Tourism Ireland

Game of Thrones streaming is go-to for HBO and TV viewers in general.

Once you settle into the first few bars of the opening of hit HBO show Game of Thrones, it’s hard not to become a die-hard fan so it should come as no surprise that Game of Thrones streaming is one of the favorite pastimes of many. In fact, according to new research, Game of Thrones streamers come out on top in every age bracket making the most streamed show on HBO by a long-shot.

According to a survey undertaken by website www.highspeedinternet.com, which asked 300 internet users what they stream, when they stream, and how they stream, Game of Thrones is in the top two most anticipated shows people just can’t wait to stream. Already avid and hungry fans are eagerly expectant of the final season of the series which is set to start filming in October 2017. Obsessive fans may have to find another show to latch onto in the meantime, however, as Game of Thrones season eight is not likely to premiere until March/April 2019 at the very earliest.

Do you get together with friends to stream Game of Thrones? Image: iStock.

Do you get together with friends to stream Game of Thrones? Image: iStock.

While other streaming services Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon find that the top show being streamed varies through the age groups (although Orange is the New Black features top of the list for many age groups on Netflix), HBO is the only place where you will find everyone from an 18-year-old up to a 54-year-old all binge-watching the same thing.

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Streaming of Game of Thrones has created a boost for tourism in Northern Ireland

A recent scene of Game of Thrones filmed in Northern Ireland.

A recent scene of Game of Thrones filmed in Northern Ireland.

Game of Thrones is well-known for the stunning scenery it showcases behind all the drama, throwing a spotlight on some incredible filming locations within Northern Ireland. With thanks to specially crafted Game of Thrones tours, admirers of the luscious green hills and tremendous cliffs setting the scene for the action in the show can walk in the footsteps of their favorite characters from The King’s Road filmed at the Dark Hedges in Co. Antrim to the home of the Stark Family Winterfell filmed at Castle Ward and Demesne in Co. Down.

Not only can you visit the Dornish Coast or travel to the Iron Islands by just stepping on a plane to Belfast but George R. R. Martin also revealed that Ireland may have played a very strong influence on the original creation for his fantasy continent, confirming that Westeros is in fact based on an upside-down map of Britain and Ireland, sharing many its larger cities with urban centers on the original map.

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Many Irish actors appearing on Game of Thrones are right at home in their Northern Ireland filming locations.

Many Irish actors appearing on Game of Thrones are right at home in their Northern Ireland filming locations.

Other interesting traits of those who stream Game of Thrones: 

Other interesting facts appearing in the www.highspeedinternet.com included the manner in which women tend to binge a TV show season over a weekend while men generally take from a Monday to Friday to indulge in an entire season of a show.

Men and women between 18 and 24 are the most likely to keep watching until a pop-up asks if they’re still there while women aged between 25 and 34 are more likely to stream content so they can fall asleep.

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