Last Sunday, October 23, 2022, HBO y HBO Max aired the tenth and final episode of the first season of House of the Dragonand continuing the trend shown in each of the episodes of this season, the rating is huge.
HBO had its biggest final episode since the days of Game of Thrones. According to the network’s press release:
“A combination of own and Nielsen data state that 9.3 million viewers saw ‘The Black Queen'”, the tenth episode of the prequel’s debut season. That’s across all platforms, including streaming service HBO Max, and linear play.
- ‘The Black Queen’ it is the second-biggest final episode of any HBO original series.
- The biggest final episode of any HBO original series continues to be ‘The Iron Throne’the final chapter of Game of Thronesissued in May 2019. Yes, that chapter that the entire fandom of GOT You Want To Forget was watched by 19.3 million viewers across all platforms.
Since its release, House of the Dragon interested the audience. Its first episode broke HBO’s record as the network’s most-watched original series premiere. The release also reports that HOTD is now averaging 29 million viewers per episode in the United States, “more than triple its debut night average viewership with strong catch-up viewing.” Game of Thrones season 7 was 32.8 million per episode.
In the international market, House of the Dragon It is the most watched series in Latin AmericaEurope, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, on an HBO streamer.
Casey Bloys, CEO of HBO and HBO Max comments:
“We are very excited 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.”
The second season of House of the Dragon was launched after the release of the first episode, and its filming will start in early 2023.
House of the Dragon sets its plot in Westeros, 200 years prior to the events portrayed in GoT, prior to the fall of the Throne, exploring the beginning and end of House Targaryen. The first season dramatizes the events that will lead to the Dance of the Dragons, the civil war of the Targaryen dynasty.
Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy) is the heiress chosen to ascend the Iron Throne, but after the death of her father, King Viserys (Paddy Considine), a years-long plot is set in motion to put his half-brother Aegon II (Tom Glynn-Carney) in the seat of power.
George R.R. Martin and Ryan County (Colony) are the co-creators and co-writers, in addition, they are the executive producers. House of the Dragon is based on the novel Fire & Blood of Martin. Condal will stay on as solo showrunner for the second season, the other showrunner, Miguel Sapochnik he will be involved solely as an executive producer from here on out.
GoT veteran, Alan Taylorjoins as executive producer and director of some episodes of the next season.