‘House Of The Dragon’ Viewership Increases With Second Episode

The premiere's ratings were the best ever for HBO.

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Ratings for the second episode of House of the Dragon were higher than the show’s premiere.

Audiences appear to be responding favorably to the Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon. The show’s debut was the best ever for HBO, and a second season has already been confirmed by the network.

Game of Thrones Is Back

House of the Dragon‘s second episode aired on HBO and streamed on HBO Max last night and earned even more viewers than the premiere, which is rare. The second episode brought in 10.2 million viewers, 2% more than those who tuned in last week.

Game of Thrones was the biggest series for HBO ever, and it appears the brand name is as strong as ever with House of the Dragon. HBO is notably developing several other Game of Thrones spin-off shows, including a sequel series following Jon Snow. There are eight more episodes remaining in the first season of House of the Dragon.

Here is the synopsis for the Game of Thrones spin-off series:

Based on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood, the series will tell the story of House Targaryen (a.k.a. the House that gave us the Mother of Dragons herself, Daenerys Targaryen) and take place 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones.

Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan J. Condal serve as co-showrunners on House of the Dragon and are executive producing 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.

New episodes of House Of The Dragon premiere on HBO and HBO Max every Sunday at 9 ET. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Game of Thrones, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: TheWrap

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.