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House of the Dragon becomes HBO’s biggest series premiere with nearly 10 million viewers

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Game Of Thrones prequel premiered on August 21 on HBO Max and Disney+ Hotstar on India.

Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon from HBO achieved a record-setting audience as nearly 10 million viewers (9.986 million) watched the premiere on Sunday night.

House of the Dragon becomes HBO’s biggest series premiere with nearly 10 million viewers

House of the Dragon becomes HBO’s biggest series premiere with nearly 10 million viewers

According to Variety, this viewership tally includes linear airings, as well as HBO Max streams during premiere night. HBO says House of the Dragon drew the largest audience in the pay TV channel’s history, including content that debuted before the streaming era, as well as HBO shows that have since premiered on defunct digital platforms HBO Now and HBO Go, as well as their successor HBO Max.

“It was wonderful to see millions of Game of Thrones fans return with us to Westeros last night,” HBO and HBO Max’s Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys said in a statement. “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. We look forward to sharing with audiences what else George, Ryan, and Miguel have in store for them this season.”

Notably, the prequel series has the largest series premiere in HBO history passing the original Game of Thrones series, which scored a 2.22 million viewership for its pilot episode back in 2011. House of the Dragon now also has the largest series launch on HBO Max across the U.S., Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. L

As per the report, Sam Levinson’s Euphoria is not only HBO’s biggest show of 2022 thus far: It became the network’s second-most-watched series of all time after Game of Thrones in February thanks to the run of its second season.

Based on George R.R. Martin's book Fire and Blood, the 10-episode series is the remarkable, turbulent story of the House of Targaryen, set 200 years before the events that captivated global audiences in Game of Thrones. The series is a gripping saga that takes us deep into the extraordinary world of Westeros and explores the Targaryen family - the all-powerful dragon riders who are the seemingly invincible rulers of the seven kingdoms. Bitter rivalries, jealousy, lust, the quest for power, and betrayal will tear the Targaryens apart and threaten to destroy a dynasty that has ruled unchallenged for a century.

Directed by Miguel Sapochnik, Clare Kilner, Geeta Vasant Patel and Greg Yaitanes, with George R. R. Martin, Ryan Condal, and Miguel Sapochnik along with Sara Hess, Vince Gerardis and Ron Schmidt, helming as executive producers. Even though the series is a prequel to Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon has an individual storyline with new characters played by an impressive cast, including Emma D’Arcy, Matt Smith, Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, and Sonoya Mizuno.

Also Read: House Of The Dragon: From Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen to Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra, meet 9 key characters of Game Of Thrones prequel


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