House of the Dragon sees biggest HBO finale audience since series finale of Game of Thrones

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  • Episodes Are Averaging 29 Million Viewers in the U.S., More Than Tripling Their Average Debut Night Audience

House of the Dragon concluded its first season with 9.3 million viewers Sunday night across all platforms, based on a combination of Nielsen and first party data, despite heavy hitting competition from Sunday Night Football and the final game of the Major League Baseball ALCS between the NY Yankees and Houston Astros.

That marks the biggest finale night for an HBO series since the conclusion of Game of Thrones in May 2019.

House of the Dragon debuted on Sunday, August 21, to the largest audience for any new original series in the history of HBO and the best series launch on HBO Max across the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. All episodes of the series are now averaging 29 million viewers in the U.S., more than tripling their average debut night audience with strong catch-up viewing.

For comparison, this is tracking closely behind the average audience for Season 7 of Game of Thrones, which averaged 32.8M viewers per episode in the U.S.

Outside of the U.S., House of the Dragon has surpassed Game of Thrones 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. (The series streams on HBO Max in 39 countries in Latin America, 21 countries across Europe and on HBO GO in SEA, HK and TW.)

In sub-Saharan Africa, House of the Dragon was the most-watched show on Showmax in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Tanzania during its 10-week run. During the same period, Game of Thrones also featured in the Top 10 on Showmax.

The complete first season of HOUSE OF THE DRAGON is now available to stream on Showmax.

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