The first installment of the TV series House of the Dragon, a prequel to Game of Thrones, set the audience record for HBO.
“House of the Dragon ,” the “Game of Thrones” spin-off, drew 9.986 million viewers on its premiere day in the US, setting an all-time high in HBO history, the broadcaster said.
According to estimates by Samba TV, an audience analysis platform, the first episode of “House of the Dragon” was watched by 2.6 million households , making it the largest premiere on cable channels and streaming services in 2022 .
According to Samba TV, the premiere of “Dragon’s House” surpassed Euphoria season 2’s debut of 2.4 million viewers, and doubled the premiere of Netflix’s ” Stranger Things” season 4 premiere, according to Samba TV .
” Game of Thrones ” aired on HBO from 2011 to 2019 and was one of the channel’s most popular series. The House of the Dragon is also based on the novels by George R.R. Martin and is its prequel. The series stars Matt Smith, Emily D’Arcy and Olivia Kate Cooke. According to media reports, HBO has allocated the largest marketing budget in history – $ 100 million for the promotion of the series.