House of the Dragon broke all records for Game of Thrones on its premiere on August 21. The first ever episode of the series gained 10 million viewers in the US, beating the records set by the popular franchise Game of Thrones. After a week of release, the first episode is about to reach 25 million viewers soon.
However, the record was not held for long by the premiere episode, as episode 2 took over after its release on August 28. Episode 2 garnered 10.2 million viewers across several platforms after its release on Sunday.
House of the Dragon Episode 2 Becomes the Biggest Opener in the History of HBO
This might not be the highest number throughout the week and with time it is expected to increase highly. With a 2% more viewership than its premiere episode, the second episode of the House of the Dragon has become the biggest series opener in the history of HBO.
Considering the number of views the show is receiving, it has already been renewed for a second season. The first season of the episode, which contains 10 episodes in total, will conclude on October 23.
Game of Thrones Ratings Increases by 30%
House of the Dragon is not itself getting a lot of viewers but is also making the way for Game of Thrones. Its viewership increased by 30%, making it the second biggest show on HBO.
Even after having a huge viewership and audience in its premiere, House of the Dragon still has a long way to go. Game of Thrones, which was first released in 2011, slowly made its way into viewers’ playlists and brought in 19.3 million users on its finale episode.
House of the Dragon is a prequel to the 2011 series, Game of Thrones and is based on George RR Martin’s Fire & Blood. The show is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and follows a civil war that broke out within the Targaryen Dynasty, also known as Dance of the Dragons.
Fans have been satisfied with the show so far and are claiming once the Dance of the Dragons starts, the show will receive even higher ratings and hype will be even higher.
What Happened in House of the Dragon Episode 2?
House of Dragon episode 2 shows that King Viserys has decided to name Renora as the heir of the iron throne, but everyone around him still wants him to remarry and have a male heir to the throne.
On the other side king’s brother, Damon Targaryen stole the Dragon egg for a Targaryen tradition upon having a baby where the egg is placed with the baby in the cradle.
Rhaenyra who was not being acknowledged as a queen even after being announced as the heir takes the opportunity to prove her worth. She is a dragon rider and goes to Damon. Rhaenyra says to Damon either he gives the egg back or he kills her and starts a war. Damon gives the egg back to Rhaenyra.
King Viserys who was approached by everyone to remarry finally decided to do so and announced that he will marry Allison Hightower. Throughout the episode, it shows how Otto is asking Allison to stay close to the King.
Lord Corlys, who is looking to beat the crab beater, meets Damon Targaryen to beat the crabeater together.
Episode 3 of House of the Dragon will be released on September 2, Sunday. The show airs every Sunday on HBO and is available on HBO Max to stream.