“House of the Dragon”: HBO’s most successful finale since “Game of Thrones”

“House of the Dragon”
Most successful finale for HBO since “Game of Thrones”

Ewan Mitchell starred as Aemond Targaryen in the Season 1 finale of House of the Dragon.

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For HBO, the finale of the first season of “House of the Dragon” represents the biggest viewing success since the end of the “Game of Thrones” series.

On Sunday night, the finale of the first “House of the Dragon” season flickered across the screens of HBO and its streaming service HBO Max. As Warner Bros. Discovery, the owner of HBO, now announced himself, tuned in to 9.3 million viewers in the US across premium cable channel HBO, HBO Max and other platforms on the night of the premiere of the season finale. This makes the “House of the Dragon” finale HBO’s most successful since the end of “Game of Thrones” in 2019.

“House of the Dragon” builds on “GoT” successes

“We are so thrilled to see House of the Dragon engaging Game of Thrones fans around the world,” said Casey Bloys, CEO of HBO and HBO Max, in a statement. According to Warner Bros. Discovery, the episodes of the first “House of the Dragon” season are viewed by an average of 29 million viewers. The audience of the premiere evening is thus tripled by time-shifted streams or repetitions on the HBO channel.

The series finale of “Game of Thrones” was watched by a whopping 19.3 million viewers on the night of its release in May 2019, as reported by “Deadline”.. The seventh and final season of the parent series “House of the Dragon” was viewed by an average of 32.8 million pairs of eyes in the United States when time-shifted streams and reruns are included. In view of the extremely strong viewership of “House of the Dragon”, HBO will probably continue to expand the “Game of Thrones” series universe. In addition to the already officially ordered second “House of the Dragon” season, for example, a “GoT” offshoot with Kit Harington (35) as Jon Snow is in the making.


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