Read My Latest at Decider – How HBO Made Billions on Game of Thrones

I’ve been in a bunker these last couple of weeks and that bunker was an Excel bunker with internet access where I had one quest: to estimate how much money HBO made off Game of Thrones.

As I was writing my big series, “The game of thrones for the Next Game of Thrones”, I realized I needed a starting point. And figuring how much money Game of Thrones made was that starting point. It helped me understand exactly how the GoT Prequel could make money, but also tested my model. And I learned a ton figuring it all out. I’m up to 20 pages of research for this series and growing by the day.

(And I’m not close to being finished…this model inspired at least two more spinoff articles and maybe more guest articles.)

It was so good, I pitched Decider on it, and they accepted all 2,000 words of it (with tables).  Go check it out and share it on Twitter, Linked-In, Facebook and everywhere.

Seriously, I don’t ask for a lot of favors from my small, but growing, audience and this is one of those moments. If you’re a journalist, consider picking up the story, and I can answer any questions you have. (Email on the contact page or DM.) If you’re just a fan, still consider or emailing it to your entire office. Any little bit helps. Thanks in advance!

Again the story of how HBO made over $2 billion on Game of Thrones here.

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  2. […] really, the best story of Game of Thrones was my article at Decider about how my estimate is that HBO made $2.2 billion over the last ten or so years […]

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