HBO's House Of The Dragon Finale Was One Of Its Biggest Nights Ever
You'll be shocked to hear that Game of Thrones is still extremely popular.
It's no secret that Game of Thrones was huge for HBO, with the first series' finale making for HBO's biggest night ever. House of the Dragon is already well on its way down the same path, Deadline reports.
The House of the Dragon season finale pulled in 9 million viewers (despite the episode leaking ahead of its premiere), according to HBO across both linear broadcast and streaming platforms.
"We're so thrilled to see House of the Dragon catch fire with Game of Thrones fans around the world, as well as new viewers who are discovering the world of Westeros for the first time," said Casey Bloys, CEO and Chairman of HBO and HBO Max in a statement. "Congrats to [author] George [R. R. Martin], [showrunners] Ryan [Condal], Miguel [Sapochnik], and the whole House of the Dragon team on an incredible first season.
All episodes of House of the Dragon are pulling in an average of 29 million viewers, according to Deadline, with Game of Thrones Season 8 averaging almost 33 million viewers per episode for comparison.
House of the Dragon season 2 is set to start filming early next year. Just like Game of Thrones, you can expect a bit of a wait between seasons. While you await more House of the Dragon news, read up on how weird it is that people have the hots for Damon Targaryen, the return of poorly-lit Game of Thrones episodes (and why), and Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams' thoughts on the show's last season.
All 10 episodes of House of the Dragon Season 1 are available now on HBO Max.
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