House of the Dragon is the sort of mega-hit HBO wanted, going back to when the series was still good and overcoming Game of Thrones nostalgia. I’m here.
according to variety, House of the Dragon’s viewership continues to grow slowly but surely, with the show currently averaging 29 million viewers in its first five episodes. What does that mean in context?
Those are monster numbers for a premium cable show, and compared to the series before it, 29 million more than tripled the 9.3 million average viewership for Season 1 of Game of Thrones, which aired on HBO. Of course, that was 10 years ago with fewer places to watch and the series just spooled up. That’s not far from the 46 million that averaged in .
Game of Thrones’ average viewership trends are as follows:
- Season 1 – 9.3 million
- Season 2 – 11.6 million
- Season 3 – 14.4 million
- Season 4 – 19.1 million
- Season 5 – 20.2 million
- Season 6 – 25.7 million
- Season 7 – 32.8 million
- Season 8 – 46 million
So House of the Dragon got a free pass to skip almost to Season 7 number of Game of Thrones. This is because fans who want more than being in the same universe, meaning that the world is going to be interesting and good again, unlike the last few seasons where the main show’s books haven’t been adapted.
We don’t know exactly what HBO has planned for House of the Dragon, but it seems likely that there will be at least one more season. There is, but there has also been talk of the show turning into an anthology of Targaryen, tracing families with dementia at other times in other centuries.
And, obviously, HBO still has a lot of spin-off shows in the works, but HBO, like Old Valyria, has shown its willingness to kill anything it doesn’t believe in, so which shows make it to final production? remains unknown. A show that was canceled before House of the Dragon came out. Most interesting is the concept of a Jon Snow-led sequel show proposed by Kit Harington himself, as it’s the only project proposed to actually take place after the original series’ run.
But yeah, House of the Dragon’s big viewership here could mean more seasons and more Thrones spinoffs.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2022/09/21/house-of-the-dragon-is-tripling-game-of-thrones-season-1s-viewers/ ‘House of the Dragon’ Triples ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1 Viewership