“House of the Dragon,” the “Game of Thrones” prequel, draws in nearly 10 million viewers for premiere
The premiere of “House of the Dragon,” on HBO a prequel to the praised sequence “Game of Thrones,” drew in virtually almost more then 10 million viewers on Sunday night, HBO announced Monday.
It was an important viewers for any new distinctive sequence in HBO’s historic previous, based mostly on a press launch from the company.
Despite a “Game of Thrones” finale many followers considered disappointing, “House of the Dragon” registered 9.986 million viewers all through linear and HBO Max platforms, HBO talked about. The current was a hit on on social media as properly, HBO talked about, score No. 1 trending topics on Twitter for 14 hours long.
“It was really unbelievable to see millions of ‘Game of Thrones’ fans and followers return with us to Westeros remaining night. ‘House of the Dragon’ choices a particularly proficient stable and crew who poured their coronary coronary heart and soul into the manufacturing, and we’re ecstatic with viewers’ optimistic response,” Casey Bloys, HBO & HBO Max chief content material materials officer, talked about inside the assertion.
Jennifer Maas, a television enterprise writer for Variety, knowledgeable CBS News on Tuesday that subsequent week’s retention numbers will current further information — nevertheless talked about the current may mark the return of what she known as “event TV,” years after the distinctive Game of Thrones went off the air in 2019.
Maas talked about “House of the Dragon” has many components working in its favor, along with a longtime fan base and the reality that the sequence depends on a book in George R. R. Martin’s sequence that has already been revealed. While quite a lot of the distinctive “Game of Thrones” was based totally on revealed books from Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” sequence, the final word two seasons weren’t – a sore spot for followers unhappy with how the current ended.
“There is a blueprint for this sequence that’s already established all by means of its end, at any time when that must be,” Maas talked about.
Set 200 years sooner than the events in “Game of Thrones” transpire, “House of the Dragon” takes followers once more to Westeros and tells the story of House Targaryen. The second episode of the “House of the Dragon” titled, “Fire Will Reign,” will debut on next Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.