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    ‘House Of The Dragon: What Was The Viewership Of The HBO Show? Was It More Than ‘Game Of Thrones’?

    House of the Dragon‘ premiered on Sunday, August 21, and has been well received. The show is set 200 years before the events of HBO’s Game of Thrones‘ and focuses on the House Targaryen. It is based on parts of George R. R. Martin’s 2018 novel ‘Fire & Blood.’

    The show follows the eventual downfall of House Targaryen and their war of succession, also known as the “Dance of the Dragons”. The first episode has enjoyed a good viewership rating. But how much was it compared to its predecessor? Well, let us try and find out the answer.

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    ‘House Of The Dragon’ TV Rating

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    House of the Dragon

    The premiere episode of HBO’s ‘House of the Dragon‘ has been well received by critics. But it’s not just the critics, even the audience welcomed the ‘Game of Thrones‘ sequel with open arms.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show drew around 10 million viewers across all platforms in the United States. This makes it the biggest series premiere ever for HBO.

    It also performed well on HBO Max in the US, Latin America, Europe, and the African region. The show also brought in the largest single-night audience for the channel since the series finale of ‘Game of Thrones‘ had 19.3 million viewers in May 2019.

    House of the Dragon‘ has a viewership more than the debut episode of its parent show; it had 2.22 million same-day viewers in 2011. But comparing the two would be unfair since HBO did not have a wide reach at that time.

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    What Is The Budget Of The Show?

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    The House of Dragon

    HBO’s prequel show looks really grand with beautiful sets, props, and costumes. All these have cost a sizable amount of money.

    Recent reports have mentioned that the prequel show has cost under $20 million per episode to produce its first 10-episode season.

    Game of Thrones‘, on the other hand, had cost HBO almost $100 million per season. Each of its episodes cost roughly around $6 million in the first season. The number then rose to $15 million for the show’s eighth and final season.

    The production team of the show made extra efforts to keep the cost low as HBO has been cutting costs and shelving films lately.

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