The number of viewers for the “Game of Thrones” spinoff was believed to be the most for the debut of a series in the history of the network.
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A prequel to the immensely famous series “Game of Thrones,” “House of the Dragon” debuted on Sunday and is called “Game of Thrones: A Prequel.”
The highly acclaimed television series “Game of Thrones” has a prequel, “House of the Dragon,” which debuted on Sunday.
The much-anticipated “Game of Thrones” spinoff’s Sunday night premiere, “House of the Dragon,” had the highest viewership of any episode of an HBO program since… “Game of Thrones,” the cable network reported on Monday.
According to HBO, 10 million people watched the show across all of its platforms, including the cable network and HBO Max. Nielsen will not release the overall number of cable-only viewers until Tuesday morning.
According to the network, this was the biggest debut for a series in HBO history. HBO execs find solace in “House of the Dragon’s” successful premiere, which may indicate that fans are eager for more tales from Westeros. HBO is now working on at least five different “Thrones” spinoff projects.
HBO’s chief programming officer, Casey Bloys, exclaimed in a statement that he was “ecstatic with the positive feedback from viewers.”
When “Game of Thrones” last aired in May 2019, it broke audience records but also experienced anger from reviewers and fans over the previous season. Some people connected to the show, such as George R.R. Martin, the author of the “Thrones” world, were worried that the response might discourage viewers from giving “House of the Dragon” a chance. About 200 years before the events of the first series, the prequel takes place.
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Nine more episodes of “House of the Dragon” are scheduled for this season, which benefited from an extensive marketing effort. If some people try the show once and move on to something else, HBO execs will closely examine this. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, an exciting new fantasy series from Amazon, will debut in early September.
The audience figures for “House of the Dragon” were much greater than those for “Euphoria’s” season finale, which HBO said was their most popular program since “Game of Thrones.” According to HBO, the second season averaged more than 16 million viewers and the “Euphoria” finale attracted 6.6 million people in February.
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The third-season finale of HBO’s “Succession,” which had the most Emmy nominations of any series this year, was dwarfed by the “House of the Dragon” total. According to the network, the episode from December averaged 1.7 million viewers, setting a new record for “Succession.”