the launch of house of the dragon has catapulted game of Thrones to the top of the Nielsen chart for original television series streaming ratings.
By The Hollywood Reporter, the spin-off’s extraordinary popularity reignited viewers’ interest in the original show. The week of August 22-29 saw game of Thrones advance to the number one spot with 909 million minutes of watch time.
Nielsen has been measuring streaming ratings for just over two years. The ratings only calculate TV viewing time for viewers in the United States using HBO Max, Disney Plus, Apple TV+, Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video. Views on desktop, laptop and other screens and not included.
The driving force behind the success of both series is a dedicated fanbase and the show’s commitment to excellence. house of the dragon it is the first show in the history of streaming metrics to earn a coveted spot on the list after airing its second episode. By comparison, many of its competitors are over 60 episodes. house of the dragon it also has the distinction of being the first currently airing show to make the list.
game of Thrones premiered on the small screen in 2017. It is a television adaptation of the science fiction novel by George RR Martin, A song of ice and fire. house of the dragon is a spin-off of the original series based on Martin’s prequel fire and blood. Both stories focus on the brutal contest over who will sit on the Iron Throne and rule the Seven Kingdoms.
game of Thrones Y house of the dragon both are streaming on HBO Max.