On Sunday, August 28, HBO aired the second episode of the prequel series of Game of Thrones, House of the Dragonwhose audience increased by 2% compared to the audience of the first episode broadcast on August 21, reaching 10.2 million viewers nationwide, both in HBO Max as in linear transmissionaccording to data analyzed by Nielsen and the chain itself via its streamer.
At the premiere of HOTD attracted an initial audience of 9.986 million viewers – linear and streamer – and now, just a week after its premiere, it is reaching 25 million viewers in the United States. The premiere became the biggest debut for an HBO original series.
Game of Thrones For his part, he is also enjoying a great moment, as he completed the eighth week in the most watched of HBO Max, increasing the audience by 30%, and placing himself in the second position of the top of the streamer, behind HOTD.
- Premiere viewing included HBO Max and linear viewing. Longer term measurement will include HBO Max, additional linear streams, DVR and On Demand viewing.
In recent days, HBO gave the green light for the development of the second season of House of the Dragon.
Data via Deadline.
The plot set in Westeros, will develop its events 200 years prior to the events portrayed in the acclaimed GoT series (before the fall of the Throne), and “will explore the beginning and end of House Targaryen.”
The main cast is made up of Emma D’Arcy as princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryens, Steve Toussaint como Lord Corlys (aka Sea Snake), Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, and Rhys Ifans como Otto Hightower.
The first season of House of the Dragon consists of ten episodes, created and scripted by George R.R. Martin and Ryan County (Colony). Martin and Condal are also the executive producers.
HOTD is based on the novel Fire & Blood by Martin, and has been in development since the fall of 2018. Miguel Sapochnik directs the pilot and some other episodes, the director is an old acquaintance of the world GoThaving directed episodes of the hit HBO series such as Battle of the Bastards (for which he won an Emmy for directing), The Long Night, among others. Sapochnik and Condal are the co-showrunners.