Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) comes up next in the ranking with 524 minutes, followed by Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) in fourth place with 425 minutes and Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) rounding out the top five with 418 minutes. Though it may not come as a big shock that these long-lived, central characters have the most overall screen time in “Game of Thrones,” some of the other members in the top 10 are a bit more surprising.
Supporting characters Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen), Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham), and Lord Varys (Conleth Hill) all show up among those ranks and beat out characters who were on “Game of Thrones” since the series premiere, like Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright), who’s down at number 16. Meanwhile, the remaining spots in the top 10 are filled out with Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) at number six and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) at number seven.
Whether fans loved these characters or simply loved to hate them, as was often the case on “Game of Thrones,” it definitely makes sense that these central and side characters have the most screen time, especially when you consider, as we mentioned above, that every single one of them survives at least until the divisive final season.