The season finale of House of the Dragon introduced in a giant viewers for HBO on Sunday.
The Game of Thrones prequel ended its first season with 9.3 million viewers throughout all platforms, down a bit from its early episodes however nonetheless the first-night exhibiting for an HBO season or sequence finale since GOT’s sequence ender in May 2019.
Since its Aug. 21 premiere, in keeping with HBO, the sequence has averaged an enormous 29 million viewers per episode — larger than all however the closing two seasons of Game of Thrones. The first-night, all-platform viewers for HotD has hovered within the 9 million-9.5 million vary over the course of its 10-episode season.
A breakdown of the place viewers watched wasn’t instantly accessible. Prior to Sunday, House of the Dragon averaged about 1.87 million on-air viewers for its first Sunday night time showings, which accounts for about 20 p.c of the whole night-one tally; the remaining comes from streaming on HBO Max and on-air replays.
“We’re so thrilled 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,” mentioned HBO and HBO Max chairman and CEO Casey Bloys in a press release. “Congrats to George, Ryan, Miguel and the whole House of the Dragon team on an incredible first season.”
Sunday’s finale featured an anticipated showdown between princes Aemond (Ewan Mitchell) and Lucerys (Elliot Grihault) — an occasion that, as depicted in writer George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, results in the Targaryen Civil War.
Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik served as co-showrunners for season one in all House of the Dragon. Sapochnik departed the present after the season wrapped manufacturing, and Condal will tackle showrunning duties solo for season two. Game of Thrones and The Sopranos veteran Alan Taylor joined as an government producer and can direct a number of episodes within the second installment.
Complete scores for Sunday, together with the on-air complete for House of the Dragon, shall be accessible Tuesday morning.