By now, I hope you’ve watched Episode 5 of House of the Dragon. If so, you know exactly why viewership is still on the rise for HBO’s new hit series. The prequel continues to impress with engrossing characters, beautiful cinematography, and lots of drama.
Variety learned exclusively that HBO’s new Game of Thrones prequel brought in 3% more viewers with Episode 5 compared to Episode 4. How much is that exactly? This means Season 1 is averaging 29 million per episode so far in Season 1. That is a lot of people watching!
When comparing these numbers to Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon is heading in the right direction.
“No specific Episode 5 total-viewer tally across all platforms has been disclosed by HBO and HBO Max, though Variety has confirmed viewership was up 3% compared to the prior week’s episode.”Selome Hailu, Variety
They continued with a comparison of how viewership is steadily growing over the course of the season so far for House of the Dragon.
“Episode 1 was watched by nearly 10 million people … Episode 2 reached 10.2 million. Streaming data was unavailable for Episode 3, though its Labor Day weekend debut was met with a drop of 1 million in cable viewership. However, as Variety reported exclusively, Episode 4’s viewership picked up by 5% across all by platforms…”Selome Hailu, Variety
What Can We Expect?
With viewership still on the rise as we approach Episode 6, House of the Dragon could see various viewership results from the major casting switches taking place moving forward. As Bookstr reported, there will be a major time jump in the series. It will be interesting to see how this time jump and major cast changes affect the steady pace of viewers the show is bringing in each week.
Make sure to catch up on HBO’s House of the Dragon and tune in every Sunday for a new episode.
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