House of the Dragon was a series that had a lot to live up to. After all, it’s a prequel to Game of Thrones, one of the most popular shows in TV history.
Fortunately, it seems like fans were mainly happy with the first episode. The premiere drew in nearly 10 million viewers, setting a new record for HBO.
Twitter was buzzing with chatter about House of the Dragon on Sunday night. The show was trending for 14 hours and was No. 1 on Google Trends.
This is a fun visual of New York City apartments watching the House of the Dragon premiere. Sums up just how big the premiere likely was! Didn’t expect anything less. Over/under on viewership? Let’s say the baseline is about 11.5 – 12.5M. pic.twitter.com/paytvR2uHY
Clearly, people are still very interested in anything related to Game of Thrones. And with good reason – the show is fantastic.
me after being disappointed by the final season of game of thrones: “i guess i’ll give house of the dragon a try”
— kathleen (@kathleen_hanley) August 22, 2022
But even if you didn’t love Game of Thrones ending, you should still check out House of the Dragon. It’s sure to be just as exciting!
House of the Dragon had much to prove as the prequel to one of the most popular television series of all time, Game of Thrones. The HBO original series managed to live up to the hype, pulling in nearly 10 million viewers for its premiere on Sunday night. House of the Dragon also trended on Twitter for 14 hours and was the No. 1 Google Trend.
If you were disappointed by the ending of Game of Thrones, don’t worry – House of the Dragon is sure to be just as exciting. The series has already proven what it takes to be a hit, so catch up on the latest episode! House of the Dragon is a series worth watching. House of the Dragon is a prequel to the highly popular Game of Thrones series.
The House of the Dragon takes place 200 years before Game of Thrones and chronicles the disintegration of House Targaryen. It will explore events leading up to the Targaryen conflict of succession, also known as the Dance of the Dragons, that were alluded to in Game of Thrones characters discussing their world’s history. The House Of The Dragon has already been renewed for a second season.
While House of the Dragon was trending on Twitter, many viewers posted about how they wished Game of Thrones had ended differently. Some were excited to see House of the Dragon, but others said they haven’t been able to bring themselves to watch it yet because they’re still upset over Game of Thrones ending.
House of the Dragon was created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal. It stars Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Rhys Ifans, and Matt Smith. House of the Dragon is available to watch on HBO Max.
“It was wonderful to see millions of Game of Thrones fans return with us to Westeros last night,” Casey Bloys, chief content officer of HBO and HBO Max, said in a news release.
“House of the Dragon features an incredibly talented cast and crew who poured their heart and soul into the production, and we’re ecstatic with viewers’ positive response.
We look forward to sharing with audiences what else [George R.R. Martin and showrunners Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik] have in store for them this season.”
Timothy is a senior writer based in Atlanta, specializing in celebrity-related news. She is always ready to cover trending TV stories with an unbiased perspective and a pinch of gossip.