“House of the Dragon’s” season finale brought HBO more than 9 million viewers, the most in a season finale since “Game of Thrones.”
The GOT series finale lured over 19.3 million in 2019.
The viewership is across all platforms, based on a combination of Nielsen and first party data, according to the network.
Since its Aug. 21 premiere, according to HBO, the series has averaged a massive 29 million viewers per episode — higher than all but the final two seasons of “Game of Thrones.”
Season 6 of “Game of Thrones” averaged 32.8M viewers per episode in the U.S.
“We’re so thrilled to see House of the Dragon catch fire with Game of Thrones fans around the world, as well as new viewers who are discovering the world of Westeros for the first time,” said HBO and HBO Max chairman and CEO Casey Bloys in a statement. “Congrats to George, Ryan, Miguel and the whole House of the Dragon team on an incredible first season.”
Sunday’s finale featured an anticipated showdown between princes Aemond (Ewan Mitchell) and Lucerys (Elliot Grihault) — an event that, as depicted in author George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, leads to the Targaryen Civil War.
The series also trended at No. 1 on Twitter for 10 consecutive hours in the U.S. Sunday night.
Outside of the U.S., HOTD surpassed GOT Season 8, making it the most-viewed HBO title ever in Latin America, Europe, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan on an HBO streaming service.