Game of Thrones - it's the hit fantasy show that we can't stop watching. The HBO drama, based on George R. R. Martin's novels, has attracted a devout global following hooked on the epic scope, multitude of fascinating characters and narrative twists and turns that come with each episode.

Season six, which started on 24 April, has already had fans on tenterhooks over the fate of some of their beloved characters (no spoilers from us). To tide you over between episodes, here are seven interesting facts you probably didn't know about the hit fantasy show.

58% / 42% - The audience split between male and female viewers who watch the show.

$10,000,000 - The average cost of making an episode by season six.

108 seconds - The length of the award-winning opening title sequence which hovers over a three-dimensional map of the fictional world in which the show is set.

Arya - The most popular baby name based on characters in the show with 244 people called Arya in England and Wales in 2014. Khaleesi was the second most popular with 53 babies named after the mother of dragons and Theon third with 53 named after the Greyjoy heir.

Tyrion Lannister - The character on screen the most between seasons one and three with 166.15 minutes of screen time. Daenerys Targaryen was second with 127.35 minutes and Jon Snow third with 126.41 minutes.

5 - The number of time Joffrey, the tyrannical Lannister king, has been slapped.

14.04 - The average amount of deaths per episode between seasons one and five.