Game of Thrones fan figures out who the show’s main character is

No, it's not Hot Pie, sadly.

game of thrones jon snow daenerys targaryen tyrion lannister
October 4, 2017

It’s hard to believe, but there are still some people out there who aren’t into¬†Game of Thrones. And one of the biggest stumbling blocks for potential new fans is the show’s approximately¬†4,000 on-screen characters, all of whom have intricate backstories and family histories that can be a little tricky to pick up on.

But fear not, GoT neophytes: one overly-dedicated IMDB user (is there any other kind?) has painstakingly, manually recorded the screen time of each individual character, episode by episode. If you’ve ever wondered who the show’s main character was, consider this your supporting argument. The most shown characters on the show, are:

Daenerys Targaryen

276 riveting on-screen minutes.

Tyrion Lannister

337 minutes of screen time.

And, in first place…

Jon Snow

338:15 minutes of screen time


For even more extraneous data, head on over to The Next Web, where Preetish Panda has broken out all sorts of other relevant data, including noble houses, and season-by-season screentime breakdowns.

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