Media And Entertainment
HBO’s latest show, “House of the Dragon,” drew almost 10 million viewers in the US alone during its Sunday night debut and briefly led the HBO Max streaming platform to crash for a few users.
The substantial premiere numbers for “House of the Dragon” comes at a crucial juncture for HBO and its new parent firm Warner Bros. Discovery Inc.—the result of a combination this spring of the WarnerMedia unit previously controlled by AT&T Inc and Discovery Inc.
HBO announced that the first episode of its Game of Thrones spinoff “House of the Dragon” recorded the network’s biggest premiere of all time, recording 9.986 million viewers across HBO Max and linear streaming on Sunday night in the US alone.
In a statement, Casey Bloys, HBO’s Chief Content Officer, said it was delightful to see millions of “Game of Thrones” fans return to Westeros with HBO. He added, “House of the Dragon” features an incredibly talented cast and crew who had poured their heart and soul into the series and were ecstatic with viewers’ positive response.
“House of the Dragon” is the back story of the fictional Targaryen dynasty and takes place two centuries before the events in the “Game of Thrones” series.