Google unveils Canada's most-asked Game of Thrones questions before upcoming premiere

Apr 8 2019, 7:23 pm

While Canadians generally hate the word ‘winter’, it’s not the case with the entire phrase that is ‘Winter is Coming.’

And Winter is indeed on its way, as many eager fans patiently await the Sunday premiere of the two-years-in-the-making-but-who-is-counting Game of Thrones Season 8.

For those who don’t want Game of Thrones, or aren’t up to date, this piece may (or may not) contain spoilers. But also. You have less than a week to catch up.

Seriously. What else will you talk about on Monday at work?

Anyway, as our big day nears, and we welcome winter (and Jon Snow) with very open arms, Google has been keeping tabs of all of Canada’s questions regarding the new season, and all that has passed.

So, who will win the Game of Thrones?

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Don’t worry, we don’t have an answer, and neither does Google Canada.

But, they do say that it’s the question that has topped the minds of fans across eight spectacular seasons – “who will be left sitting on the Iron Throne at the end?”

Google Canada took a look at the search interest in the top five houses still remaining in the running for the throne, and it’s probably not surprising that Canadians are most interested in House Stark, but interestingly, it’s House Lannister that generates the most questions in Canada.

And here we thought we were nice.

According to Google, here are Canada’s trending questions about Game of Thrones in the past 30 days:

  • When does Game of Thrones premiere?
  • Where is Game of Thrones filmed?
  • Where is the Game of Thrones hidden throne in Tumbler Ridge?
  • How long will Game of Thrones season 8 episodes be?
  • What are the spoilers for Game of Thrones?
  • What are the theories about Game of Thrones?

Top-trending characters in Canada in the past 30 days:

  • Joffrey Baratheon
  • Arya Stark
  • Danaerys Targaryen
  • Khal Drogo
  • Shae

House Lannister questions Canada asked in the past 12 months:

  • Who killed Joffrey Lannister?
  • Tyrion Lannister quotes
  • What are the Lannister words?
  • What happened to Jaime Lannister’s hand?
  • Lannister family tree

Product tie-ins that Canada had questions about in the past 12 months:

  • Game of Thrones Adidas Ultra Boost
  • Game of Thrones scotch whiskey
  • Game of Thrones Urban Decay
  • Game of Thrones Sporcle
  • Game of Thrones Oreos

Wait… Game of Thrones Oreos?

We’re Googling that.


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