Home of the Dragon was one of the vital eagerly anticipated releases on HBO and HBO Max. With Recreation of Thrones fanatics frothing on the mouth for extra content material from Westeros, Home of the Dragon was at all times destined to have a right away affect. Nevertheless, few might have predicted the 9,986,000 viewers that tuned in to its first episode throughout linear and on-demand streaming platforms within the US.
Warner Bros. Discovery later confirmed that this was a document for the collection launch of a franchise on HBO Max within the US, South America, Europe, the Center East, and Africa (EMEA) area. The Hollywood Report discovered that the UK alone raked in an extra 1.39 million viewers on Sky, which was additionally a record-high for the operator.
In the event you’re unfamiliar with Home of the Dragon, it’s a collection designed to behave as a prequel to Recreation of Thrones. It’s set some two centuries earlier than Recreation of Thrones, in an period of dominance for Home Targaryen on the “Iron Throne”. A number of characters on this prequel will relate to the forged of Recreation of Thrones, which charts the course of Targaryen dominance by way of to Home Baratheon’s overthrowing of the Targaryen dynasty.
There’s a useful household tree from ExpressVPN, which demonstrates the segue between the 2 collection. This dynastic who’s-who shows the Targaryen and non-Targaryen people. It additionally exhibits those that reigned supreme on the Iron Throne within the 200 years main as much as Recreation of Thrones territory.
You could be shocked simply how widespread Recreation of Thrones is three years on from its last episode
Though Recreation of Thrones broadcast its last episode again in Could 2019, virtually three-and-a-half years later it’s nonetheless an enormous hit with viewers. In truth, viewing figures counsel that it’s even outperforming Home of the Dragon.
Recent information from the Nielsen Streaming Prime 10 chart for late August revealed that some 909 million viewing minutes had been consumed by Recreation of Thrones episodes. That’s considerably greater than the 741 million viewing minutes registered throughout all the newest Home of the Dragon episodes.
Quick ahead to mid-September and the image is a really completely different one. 5 episodes in, Home of the Dragon overtook Recreation of Thrones, with some 988 million viewing minutes posted, in contrast with 700 million viewing minutes of its predecessor. This alone means that Home of the Dragon has efficiently enchanted loyal Recreation of Thrones followers over time.
One other look again at Nielsen’s Streaming Prime 10 chart for mid-September additionally exhibits the significance of each the Recreation of Thrones and Home of the Dragon franchises to HBO Max. They’re the one collection inside the high ten which can be offered by HBO Max. In truth, six of the highest ten are provided by Netflix, with Cobra Kai firmly in a league of its personal with some 1.9 billion viewing minutes between September 12-18.
Season 5 of Cobra Kai dropped simply days earlier than this date vary and was clearly eagerly anticipated by followers of The Karate Child adaptation. As for Home of the Dragon, it’s clear that there’s loads of longevity on this franchise. Elle confirmed manufacturing has begun on a second season, though that is unlikely to be prepared for premiere till early 2024.