Did the 'Game of Thrones' finale ruin the whole show? Fans are split

Kelly Lawler

Spoiler alert! The following contains details from the "Game of Thrones" series finale. 

Winter has come and gone, but "Game of Thrones" fans haven't settled down yet. 

The finale of the HBO fantasy drama aired Sunday night to negative reactions from many fans on social media, and those in the r/gameofthrones community on Reddit were a part of that trend. In a survey of over 120,000 people in the community, fans only gave the episode an average of a 5.5 out of 10 for quality, and ranked the writing and direction at 4.5 and 6.4 respectively. 

But did it ruin "Game of Thrones" forever? Fans were split on whether the finale changed their opinion of the whole series, with 54% saying it didn't and 46% saying it did. See the rest of USA TODAY's exclusive look at the results of the survey below.

Did the finale change your opinion of "Game of Thrones" as a whole show?

No, it did not change my opinion: 54%

Yes, it changed my opinion: 46%

On a scale of 1-10, what score would you give this episode?

Average: 5.5 (Last week's episode got a 6.3, the fourth episode got a 6.2, this season's second and third episodes managed a 7.9 and the premiere a 7.5.)

Has the wheel been broken in Westeros?

Yes, the wheel has been broken: 51%

No, the wheel has not been broken: 49%

If you were moving to Westeros, which rulers would you rather live under?

King Bran Stark & Co in the south: 59%

Queen Sansa Stark in the north: 41%

Was Jon Snow right to kill Daenerys Targaryen?

Yes, Jon Snow was right to kill Daenerys Targaryen: 88%

No, Jon Snow was not right to kill Daenerys Targaryen: 12%

Now that the show is over, if you had to pick an all-time favorite Stark from this selection, who would it be?

Arya Stark: 33%

Jon Snow (Aegon Targaryen): 26%

Ned Stark: 21%

Sansa Stark: 9%

Robb Stark: 7%

Rickon Stark: 3%

Catelyn Stark: 1%

Bran Stark: 1%

Did Bran know Daenerys would massacre King's Landing but allow it to happen anyway?

Yes, Bran knew and didn't say anything: 82%

No, Bran did not know: 18%

Which one of these characters do you most wish had died?

Jon Snow: 36%

Sansa Stark: 28%

Tyrion Lannister: 21%

Arya Stark: 16%

Which of these Stark reunions do you think will happen in Westeros's future?

Arya Stark and Jon Snow: 13%

Bran Stark and Sansa Stark: 11%

Jon Snow and Sansa Stark: 7%

Bran Stark and Jon Snow: 2%

Arya Stark and Sansa Stark: 2%

Arya Stark and Bran Stark: 1%

Did you sign the petition calling for Season 8 to be remade?

No, I did not sign that petition: 76%

Yes, I signed that petition: 24%

Finale recap: A disaster ending that fans didn't deserve

How well written was this episode?

Average: 4.5

How well directed was this episode?

Average: 6.4

Which of these lead actors gave the best performance?

1. Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister)

2. Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen)

3. Kit Harington (Jon Snow)

Which of these supporting actors gave the best performance?

1. Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos Seaworth)

2. Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm)

3. Tobias Menzies (Edmure Tully)

Listen to this week's episode of  USA TODAY's podcast, The Mothership, to hear our Film and TV Critic rate the "Game of Thrones" series finale.

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