The arrival of two series as powerful and anticipated as “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” and “The House of the Dragon” almost at the same time makes comparisons especially inevitable. Until now all of them were marked by subjectivity, but the same does not happen in relation to the audiencewhere the Amazon Prime Video series has crushed the HBO Max series in its first confrontation. Yes, it has a trick.
All about their first confrontation
Nielsen has been measuring streaming audiences for some time and this week has released the data for the week of August 29 to September 4, which is the first in which both series coincided. At that time, ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ has successfully achieved first place adding a total of 1,253 million minutes played compared to 781 million for ‘The House of the Dragon’.
Now come the buts, which are not exactly fewyes The first is that Nielsen only measure the streaming audience in the United States, so all the viewings that ‘The House of the Dragon’ achieved on HBO are excluded. And they are not exactly few.
The second is that ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ was released on September 1, so there are several days that he could not add viewers. In exchange, it debuted with two episodes, while with ‘The house of the dragon’ this measures from the day after the premiere of its second episode to the same day of the release of the third.
To put it more in perspective, ‘Game of Thrones’ is above ‘The House of the Dragon’ on the list, as it added 792 million minutes compared to 781 for its prequel. And it is that there appears the third great but of this first confrontation, because Nielsen has been improving for years measuring these data, but every two times three there are chains and streaming services that deny their information. In return, Nielsen is the first service to Amazon that has confirmed its data that “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” debuted with an impressive 25 million views.