10.7 Million Americans Skipping Work Day After Game Of Thrones Finale?

A study conducted by predicted that 27.2 million the Workforce Institute at Kronos live viewers “will either miss work completely the next day, or arrive late, work remotely, be less productive than usual, or suffer some other impact on their work obligations come Monday." Of that number, 10.7 Americans are expected to skip out on work entirely.

Overall, the study concludes that 35.8 millionGoTfans have spent at least one hour of work each week gossiping about Westeros since the Season 8 premiere on April 14. As such, the loss of productivity has already cost employers $3.3billion in revenue, and the number is only expected to increase on Monday.

The Game of Thrones series finale aired Sunday on HBO.