news culture House of the Dragon: a delusional average spectators for the first season, Game of Thrones worried?
Alongside the series “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” as one of the series not to be missed this fall, House of the Dragon matches words with deeds. Evidenced by the latest audience figures.
- House of the Dragon: ever-growing audiences
- On average, Game of Thrones stays far ahead
House of the Dragon: ever-growing audiences
It has become the new weekly meeting place on Sunday evenings for former fans of Game Of Thrones and rightly so: the series House of the Dragon settles in the same universe as the adaptation of the literary saga of Iron Throne of George RR Martin except that the events there predate 200 years. However, there are serious themes common to both products: dragons, violence, sex, political battles and even an identical opening credits whose Ramin Djawadi explained the choice.
Common points that appeal to viewers, as evidenced by the live audience figures achieved by the series. 10 million people had watched the first episode of the HBO series (via OCS in France) on the day of its release, 10.2 million for the 2nd episode and finally a staggering number of 16 million viewers for the 3rd episode : enough to shake the 17.9 million spectators who gathered for the final conclusion of ”Game of Thrones.
On average, Game of Thrones stays far ahead
However, it is also on another front that the battle is being played out between the two series. made in HBO. As exclusively indicated by the variety media in an article published this week, season 1 would have gathered an average of 29 million spectators per episode. A figure whose measurement has not been specified, even if we assume that it must include the number of spectators who have seen the series in replay and not necessarily at the time of its broadcast.
A gargantuan figure on paper but which, unlike those of the individual episodes, is far from on par with Game Of Thrones. If it remains difficult to compare a final season to a launch season, it is clear that “GoT“remains far ahead: the eighth and final season had mobilized an average of 44 million viewers per episode. Enough to give a new objective to House of the Dragon, which never ceases to surprise.