The latest season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" debuted with a record-breaking 16.1 million viewers and set off more than 2.4 million tweets — in fact, it became the "most tweeted-about [episode] in the show's history," according to Forbes. Sunday's season finale is expected to be one of the most-watched episodes of the show ever.
Could what the New York Times calls "the most obsessively tracked pop culture franchise in the world" actually be too popular? For some millennials, maybe.
According to a recent survey commissioned by LendEdu, 11 percent of polled student loan borrowers said they were "more stressed" about "Game of Thrones" than they were about repaying their loans. Eleven percent (perhaps the same 11 percent) also worry more "about going out to maintain an exciting social life" than about becoming debt-free.
Likewise, 17 percent of millennials prioritize being able to binge-watch Netflix over paying their loans, and 27 percent put travel first.
That's something, considering that more than 44 million Americans have taken out student loans, and their debts add up to a collective $1.4 trillion.