The premiere of “Home of the Dragon” drew 9.986 million viewers throughout linear and HBO Max platforms within the U.S. Sunday night time, the biggest viewers for any new unique collection within the historical past of HBO. The premiere additionally marked the biggest collection launch on HBO Max throughout the U.S., LatAm, and EMEA, driving an unprecedented stage of concurrent streams on the platform. Usually, Sunday night time viewership for a HBO collection will symbolize simply 20%-40% of the present’s whole gross viewers.
The collection was additionally successful on social media, the place followers confirmed up in droves to have fun the return to Westeros. On premiere day, Home of the Dragon was the longest trending matter on Twitter, rating #1 for 14 hours straight, and trended #1 on Google Traits.
“It was great to see hundreds of thousands of ‘Sport of Thrones’ followers return with us to Westeros final night time. ‘Home of the Dragon’ options an extremely gifted forged and crew who poured their coronary heart and soul into the manufacturing, and we’re ecstatic with viewers’ optimistic response,” mentioned Casey Bloys, Chief Content material Officer, HBO & HBO Max. “We look ahead to sharing with audiences what else George, Ryan, and Miguel have in retailer for them this season.”
Moreover, the unique “Sport of Thrones” collection simply wrapped its strongest week on HBO Max so far, capping off a seven-week stretch of week-over-week progress in engagement main as much as the premiere of “Home of the Dragon.” The weekly common for “Sport of Thrones” in August is almost 90% above June and practically 50% above July.
“Home of the Dragon” garnered sturdy crucial reward for the “flat-out gorgeous” present (Leisure Weekly), with The Guardian saying “Home of the Dragon is designed to reward diehard fantasy followers in full measure with out alienating the plenty that can propel it to the highest of the scores.” IGN declared “It’s good to be again in backstabbing Westeros,” with Chicago Solar-Instances declaring the collection “a spectacularly entertaining journey” and including it has “the gravitas and visceral gut-punch effectiveness of a collection that could possibly be with us for a really very long time.” The Los Angeles Instances hailed it “a brand new, engrossing chapter in HBO’s epic,” and The Wall Avenue Journal famous it’s “as fascinating as any season of Sport of Thrones.”
New episodes of “Home of the Dragon” will debut every week at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and shall be accessible to stream on HBO Max, main as much as the finale on October 23. For extra info on the collection, see right here.
Credit: Co-Creator/Govt Producer, George R.R. Martin; Co-Creator/Co-Showrunner/Govt Producer/Author, Ryan Condal; Co-Showrunner/Govt Producer/Director, Miguel Sapochnik; Govt Producers Sara Hess, Jocelyn Diaz, Vince Gerardis, Ron Schmidt. Primarily based on George R.R. Martin’s “Hearth & Blood.”