It seems that the leaks have not intimidated the audience and the last episode of season 1 of ‘The house of the dragon’ (House of the Dragon) has followed the planned path since its premiere two months ago and It has become the most watched finale of an HBO series from the ‘Game of Thrones’.
From HBO they speak that ‘The black queen’ drew a live audience of 9.3 million viewers (more or less along the lines of the entire season), remaining, yes, something far from the 13.6 million from the last of season 8 of the original series. On the other hand, the series averages about 29 million viewers.
Record… outside the USA
However, it is on HBO Max and more specifically outside the United States where ‘The House of the Dragon’ It has become the most viewed title on the platform. We have an example in Spain, where it has surpassed season 8 of ‘Game of Thrones’. Not only here, but also in other regions such as Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan through the different subsidiaries.
Contrary to what happens on the HBO channel, which, being television, does have its audiences picked up by third-party companies, HBO Max keeps its metrics under lock and key (just like the rest of the platforms). For this reason, we must always take these data with some tweezers.
Nielsen’s metrics, on the other hand, can help us imagine that it has indeed been a success in streaming, with an average of one billion minutes watched per episode during the middle stretch of this season 1 (data from these last few weeks).