House of the Dragon, the biggest premiere ever, with nearly 10 million US viewers.
Despite glitches for some people trying to watch via Fire TV Sticks, HBO announced that the first episode of its Game of Thrones spinoff House of the Dragon recorded the network’s biggest premiere of all time, recording 9.986 million viewers across linear and HBO Max streaming on Sunday night in the US alone.
The original Game of Thrones series closed out its run with 13.7 million live viewers on linear channels for the finale in 2019, clocking over 19 million views with the addition of streaming and video-on-demand numbers.
According to HBO, ahead of the Dragon premiere, interest in the original series– with the entire series now available for streaming in 4K on HBO Max– spiked, drawing a weekly average in streaming for August that was up 90 percent in July. Also Read, HOTD ‘House of the Dragon’ Director Explained the Horrifying Premiere Birth Scene
House of the Dragon, the biggest premiere ever, with nearly 10 million US viewers
Now there appears to be an answer to whether viewers were still interested in the series after the previous show’s final season and with so many people changing their viewing habits to streaming over cable in the last two years. Also Read, Poonam Bajwa Rising The Temperature In Bikini
HBO chief content officer Casey Bloys said in a statement, ” t was wonderful to see millions of Game of Thrones fans return with us to Westeros last night.
House of the Dragon features an incredibly talented cast and crew who poured their heart and soul into the production, and we’re ecstatic with viewers’ positive response.”
While it’s hard to compare the numbers, they are notable for HBO and HBO Max and come following a couple of weeks of bewildering choices by its new corporate parent Warner Bros. Discovery. Also Read, Parvati Nair Looks Absolute Gorgeous in Latest Pictures
Recently, execs tossed the intended-for-HBO Max Batgirl movie into the vault, dropped many shows from streaming, including some beloved animated titles, and yanked hundreds of episodes of Sesame Street from HBO Max. Also Read, KRK Declared Dobaara All Time Biggest Disaster
It’s also facing competition in the swords-and-sorcery subgenre as Amazon’s Prime Video service launches its high-priced epic on September 2 when The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power premieres.
The Lord of the Rings series will launch at 9 PM ET on a Thursday night with two episodes, then roll out one episode every week at midnight (ET) on Friday mornings through the finale episode set for release on October 14.
New episodes of House of the Dragon will pop up every Sunday night at 9 PM ET until its first season ends on October 23.
House of the Dragon is an American fantasy drama television series, a prequel to Game of Thrones (2011– 2019). Also Read, Liger Star Vijay Deverakonda revealed his all-time crush
Both series are based on the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R. R. Martin. House of the Dragon was created by Martin and Ryan Condal for HBO; Condal and Miguel Sapochnik are the showrunners. Also Read, Eesha Rebba is all green and fans are loving it
Based on parts of the novel Fire & Blood, the series is set about 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones.
It portrays the beginning of the end of House Targaryen, the events leading up to and covering the Targaryen war of succession, known as the “Dance of the Dragons.”
House of the Dragon received a straight-to-series order in October 2019, with casting beginning in July 2020 and principal photography starting in April 2021 in the United Kingdom.
The series premiered on August 21, 2022, and its first season will consist of ten episodes. Also Read, John Oliver Takes Jab At HBO Max For Pulling Shows “To Appease Wall Street”
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