HBO’s Newest Hit ‘House of the Dragon’ Gets Big Numbers & 2nd Season


HBO’s House of the Dragon followed its record-setting premiere by pulling in an even bigger audience for episode two.


Sunday’s installment of the Game of Thrones prequel drew 10.2 million viewers across all platforms, according to a combination of Nielsen and HBO internal data. That’s a 2 percent increase from the Aug. 21 series premiere, which came in just under 10 million.


HBO also says that the series premiere has grown to almost 25 million viewers across platforms in the week since it premiered. House of the Dragon is on its way to posting audience figures similar to the latter part of Game of Thrones. Over the length of their runs, the final three seasons averaged 25.7 million, 32.8 million and 44.2 million viewers, per HBO.


The series is based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, which is set 200 years before A Song of Fire & Ice, the source material for the original GoT series. The series stars Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans and focuses on the story of House Targaryen.   


The premium cable outlet has already renewed House of the Dragon for a second season. (via THR)



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