It’s official: ‘The house of the dragon’ has swept its first episode and has achieved the best premiere for an HBO series all the times adding 9.986 million viewers through its television premiere and Sunday night viewings on HBO Max. Come on, those who saw it live, so to speak.
To give you a better idea of its success, ‘Game of Thrones’ debuted in 2011 with 4.152 million viewers, so ‘The House of the Dragon’ has more than doubled. There it is fair to recognize that the importance of streaming was much better 11 years ago, but does not detract one iota of merit from what ‘The House of the Dragon’ has achieved.
Yes it is true that the data of this prequel are somewhat far from the debut of the eighth and final season of ‘Game of Thrones’, which made 17.91 million viewers. But it is that this last one was growing season after season -even chapter by chapter- and now It will be necessary to see if the same thing happens with ‘The house of the dragon’. His start has been unbeatable, yes.
By the way, HBO itself wanted to clarify that these almost 10 million viewers will end up representing between “20% and 40% of the total audience of the series“, exactly the same thing that happens with other series, so the success of ‘The house of the dragon’ will be much greater than what these data tell us.
And still some said that the public had forgotten about Westeros and that there was no interest in this prequel. The strange thing now would be that HBO does not quickly announce its renewal for a season 2.