‘Game of Thrones’ simulcast in 173 countries sets record

Game of Thrones has made the Guinness Book of Records for the largest TV drama simulcast.

This comes after episode two of season five was broadcast in 173 countries simultaneously.

Actress Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark in the show, picked up the award on behalf of the show.

“So pleased for Game of Thrones to be a part of Guinness World Records, I’m not going to tell my stepbrother as he gets the book every year for Christmas,” she said.

Singers Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara and boyband One Direction have also secured records.

Sheeran’s accolade is the “longest time to reach number one” on the UK singles charts.

His single ‘Thinking Out Loud’ took 19 weeks to top the charts.

His close friend and music star Swift has been awarded the title for most million-selling weeks on the US albums charts.

Boy band One Direction, who have announced they are taking a temporary break to pursue solo projects, have a whopping six records in the 2016 book.

Among the records they hold are: most followers on Twitter for a music group, most popular dance game track and most YouTube subscribers for a band.

Actress Vergara is enjoying success as the highest earning actress in a current TV series for the third year in a row.

According to the Guinness World Records she earned £21.7m in 2014, which is higher than her reported figure of £19.1m in 2013.

The highest annual earnings for a model were Gisele Bundchen (£30.2m) and the highest-grossing Imax film and largest Imax opening was Interstellar.


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