Battle of Winterfell is worst ranked 'Game of Thrones' since season 5

Battle of Winterfell is worst ranked 'Game of Thrones' since season 5

The latest Game of Thrones episode to air, The Long Night, featured what must be one of the most epic battles in TV history.

The Battle of Winterfell was incredibly hyped, and for many, it met and even surpassed their expectations.

Take a look at the preview to Season 8, Episode 4:

But now it turns out, that most of us weren't all that impressed by the longest-ever GoT episode.

This is based on the rating it received on Rotten Tomatoes - a comparatively low 78 percent.

The rating is an average score taken from 87 reviews and is the lowest on record since season five, and the third lowest score in the entire series.

While it might appear that we're being a little harsh - because, let's face it, 78 percent is hardly a low score by most standards - Game of Thrones on average receives a 94 percent score per episode.

Season five, episode six (Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken) received the lowest ever rating of 54 percent.

A number of viewers were left disturbed following a rape scene involving Sansa Stark, a significant deviation from the books.

Season three, episode seven (The Bear and the Maiden Fair), received the second-lowest rating in GoT history - scoring only 77 percent.

This was most likely down to what viewers believed was an unnecessary inclusion of traumatic scenes, including Theon Greyjoy’s torture.

It appears that some viewers felt that some of the killings in the episode were rushed, and therefore didn't do justice to the characters.

"I can’t ignore the years of being told this epic war between the living and the dead was the true conflict that superseded petty squabbles about who got to wear the fancy crown and be called 'Your Grace.'" Lenika Cruz of The Atlantic said.

"These past few seasons, Thrones was so successful at getting me to reconsider what the real stakes of its central story might be, so I feel a little betrayed after having the White Walker arc resolved so neatly (at least as far as we know).