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Doubtful for me, since if that is so, won't the GoT backlash work in similar way as well, maybe even stronger because I feel it's more pervasive? It's not just the diehard fans or the critics, but normal watchers of the show as well. Go into any article, on its own site or twitter/facebook posts of this news, and it's quite a thing to see 90%+ of the reactions all hostile, pessimistic, and/or negative.
Luckily, they have the other seven seasons in their pocket to work from, including two-ish non-GRRM seasons that brought GoT to a Star Wars-hype. If they came in on Season 8, that may be a whole different cookie.