The Game of Thrones season 8 trailer has crushed HBO records.

According to the network, the final season trailer, which was released on Tuesday, was viewed a whopping 81 million times across all platforms (including YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter) within its first 24 hours. HBO says this is a record for the network, noting the previous record holder — the GoT season 7 trailer — racked up 61 million views in 24 hours.

The trailer for the fantasy hit was hugely anticipated for months, and the drama returns to HBO on April 14.

For a deep-dive discussion of the new trailer, check out the latest episode of EW’s Game of Thrones podcast, which delves into the footage and our season 8 set visit (either watch below on YouTube, subscribe on iTunes, or get it wherever you get your podcasts). will have daily GoT coverage up until launch and through the season. Follow @jameshibberd for GoT scoop.

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