The Season 1 finale of “House of the Dragon” has garnered 9.3 million viewers, according to Warner Bros Discovery, following its airing on Sunday.
This number includes linear viewers who could catch the episode during the four times it aired on HBO’s cable channel and HBO Max viewers who watched it online throughout the night.
The Series’ Tenth Episode, titled “The Black Queen,” Makes the Series HBO’s Most-Watched Series
HBO concluded its eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones” in 2019 with 19.8 million viewers, which makes Episode 10, titled “The Black Queen,” the most-watched series finale since HBO’s predecessor series “Game of Thrones” concluded with 19.7 million viewers in 2015. Nonetheless, “House of the Dragon” could not surpass its previous high of 10.2 million viewers for the season with episode 2.
Even though WBD hasn’t given an exact number of viewers, it says in an exclusive interview with Variety that overall viewership, whether cable or streaming, increased by 5% with Episode 4, by 3% with Episode 5, and by another 3% with Episode 6. According to the company, no information was shared about the viewership of episodes 7-9 due to privacy concerns.
In addition to the Nielsen streaming rankings, there is another available piece of data regarding how “House of the Dragon” performed on HBO Max in the past week.
In The Review, Considine, D’Arcy, And Smith Are Praised For Their Performances
HBO has seen huge viewing numbers as a result of the series. It has received critical acclaim as well. This production has received particular praise for Considine’s portrayal of King Viserys, D’Arcy’s portrayal of Princess Rhaenyra, and Smith’s portrayal of Prince Daemon, particularly their depth and emotions on display.
Casey Bloys, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HBO and HBO Max, which owns the series, said in a statement: “We’re thrilled to see House of the Dragon as it takes off around the globe with Game of Thrones fans as well as those who are learning about the world of Westeros for the first time.”
Fire & Blood Is A 2018 Novel That Inspired House Of The Dragon
It is based on George R.R. Martin’s 2018 novel Fire & Blood, based on his book House of the Dragon. The series takes place approximately 200 years before the events in Game of Thrones and revolves around the fall of the great House Targaryen, almost 200 years before the events in Game of Thrones. Viserys Targaryen, King of the Seven Kingdoms, names his daughter, Princess Rhaenyra, to be his successor when a male heir to the throne hasn’t developed.
In the first season, Viserys’s health deteriorates over several years before his second wife, Alicent Hightower, gives birth to a male child. After that, Game of Thrones follows the internal politicking, violence, and manipulation that follows, which is why it became so popular in the first place.
In addition to Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans, the show stars a diverse cast of characters. Besides Martin, Ryan Condal is the showrunner and director Miguel Sapochnik on the front and co-creator. Together with Sara Hess, Jocelyn Diaz, Vince Gerardis, Ron Schmidt, Martin, Condal, and Sapochnik, serve on the executive producing team.
In early 2023, House of the Dragon’s second season is scheduled to begin filming, and it is expected to be released on HBO Max at that time, and the series’ first season is now available for viewing. What do you think of the series? Are you a fan of it? We would love to hear from you in the comments.