The Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon was a massive hit for HBO.
HBO has announced that the season one finale of House of the Dragon brought in 9.3 million viewers on Sunday night. This means that House of the Dragon just scored the biggest finale viewership for an HBO series since the final episode of Game of Thrones, which aired in May 2019.
The House of the Dragon season one finale was up against the Sunday Night Football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins on NBC and the Major League Baseball game between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees on TBS. The episode also leaked two days before its official release on HBO.
House of the Dragon season 2 is already on the way
House of the Dragon premiered this past August and has been averaging 29 million viewers per episode across all of HBO’s platforms in the United States. The series has already been renewed for a second season, which is set to begin filming in early 2023.
Sunday’s House of the Dragon episode, titled “The Black Queen,” ended with a bloody showdown between Aemond Targaryen and Lucerys Velaryon, setting up the Dance of the Dragons. The storyline focuses on the civil war between the members of the Targaryen family.
Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan J. Condal served as co-showrunners on House of the Dragon season one. They also executive produced the season alongside George R. R. Martin. The series features a star-studded cast that includes Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Paddy Considine, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best and Sonoya Mizuno.
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