Game of Thrones Dashboard – Visualizations in Excel

As the world goes crazy (including me) over the new season of Game of Thrones, I thought it would be a good idea to visualize its data by creating an Excel Dashboard.

Using my substandard secondary skills, I was somehow able to find enough data points to create an awesome Excel dashboard. There are many wonderful people/forums/wikis that helped me compile this dataset (credits at the end).

Here is how the final Dashboard looks like:

Games of Thrones Dashboard - Excel

Give me the Dashboard right away (~17 MB)

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Data Points used to create this dashboard:

  • How many characters are Dead vs. Alive
  • How many Dead vs. Alive in prominent families (such as Baratheon, Lannister)
  • Major characters with their total screen time, dead or alive status, and the person’s name who portrayed the character
  • Episode titles with rating and viewership (and the functionality to sort based on it)
  • Character’s Profile – picture, allegiance, and how he/she died (if dead)

What Excel Stuff makes this dashboard?

How to play with this Game of Thrones Dashboard?
  • Use check-boxes to get the list of characters with screen time, status, and the name of the person portraying the character (in the selected season(s)).Games of Thrones Dashboard - Check Box
  • Double Click on characters name to get the profile, which shows character’s picture, allegiance, and how the character died (if he/she did).Game of Thrones - Character Profile - 2
  • Use radio buttons to sort the episode list based on episode number, rating, or viewership.Games of Thrones Dashboard - Episode List Sort

Go ahead, download this dashboard (~17 MB) and let me know your thoughts, comments, feedback…

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Where did the data come from?

This was the hard part. I have used multiple sources to collate the data.

Want to learn how to make this dashboard?

If you would like to learn how to make this dashboard, let me know in the comments sections. If there is a good response, I am willing to put in the time and effort to create a video tutorial on how to create such a dashboard and share it with you all (for FREE of course)

And remember – Winter is Coming!!!

Note: I have tried my best to ensure that the data is accurate. If you find any errors, do let me know. Also, this dashboard is made with the data available for first the 4 seasons.

UPDATE: I got 120+ requests for the video via comments/mail/social media. So here is the full-length video tutorial on how to create this Game of Thrones dashboard in Excel.

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Sumit Bansal
Hello there! I'm Sumit Bansal, founder of and an Excel MVP. I started this website in 2013 with a simple goal: to share my love for Excel through easy to follow tips, tutorials and videos. I'm here to help you get the best out of MS Excel to save time and boost your productivity.

44 thoughts on “Game of Thrones Dashboard – Visualizations in Excel”

  1. This is great thanks, I am wondering if you can link an Excel file with movie names to IMDB site in order to retrieve more information!?

  2. A Lannister always pays his debts :)0 that’s a fantastic piece of work if you produce a tutorial on Dashboards please let me know 🙂

    • Thanks for commenting John.. I have a series on tutorial (including Game of thrones dashboard tutorial). You can access it here –

  3. Hello Mr. Excel, first of all a big big thank to you for starting such a nice and informative forum for all at cost of nothing…there is a lot to learn from your videos. I am into the profession which demands the deep knowledge of excel and VBA. I do create some automations but I need more learnings on how to create such dynamic Scorecards and Dashboards.
    Also, if possible please share thoughts on what all things a developer can keep in mind before starting with the creation of scorecards.
    Furthermore, I need more exposure/learnings on VBA automations, would be great if you can share some of examples with all.

    Again thank you a lot for this.

    Anil Jangra

  4. Hi Sumit,Its amazing.. curious to know how it has been made.. & looking forward some more dashboard.

    Gr8 job

  5. Awesome Job Sumit! I am a huge Game of Thrones fan! I would like to learn how to do a dashboard like this! Please make a video and share.

      • I can’t wait for you to share the video on how you created this dashboard! Talk about an impressive presentation! I have always thought I was fairly good with Excel until I saw this. Now I feel like i am in Excel pre-school!

        • Thanks for commenting Shana.. I have got enough responses to get started on the video. I will soon share the video on how to make this dashboard. Glad you liked the dashboard 🙂

  6. Thanks for sharing. I should confess that I don’t know anything about ‘Game of Thrones’. 🙂 But it is interesting to me from the point of Excel usage.

    I have tried to stay away from form controls as my previous experiences have not been great. It didn’t work the same way in different Excel versions. The scroll bar would just not stop scrolling. etc. 🙂 But after seeing your implementation, I want to try to use them again. I will do so in my next template.

    Thanks again.

    • Thanks for commenting.. I know what you are talking about scroll bars. Sometimes it goes out of control and keeps moving. This happens when the recalculation time is higher due to heavy calculations in the dashboard. I try and remove array/volatile formulas and use helper columns to avoid these. But this is one issue that I have also faced multiple times

  7. This is so amazing!! really loved the way its depicted 🙂 great way of learning with characters of GOT!! PS: dead/ alive pic is the best!!
    Great work Sumit – look forward to more dashboards!!


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