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Sunday’s installment of the Game of Thrones prequel drew 10.2 million viewers across all platforms, according to a combination of Nielsen and HBO internal data. That’s a 2 percent increase from the Aug. 21 series premiere, which came in just under 10 million.
HBO also says that the series premiere has grown to almost 25 million viewers across platforms in the week since it premiered. House of the Dragon is on its way to posting audience figures similar to the latter part of Game of Thrones: Over the length of their runs, the final three seasons averaged 25.7 million, 32.8 million and 44.2 million viewers, per HBO.
The premium cable outlet has already renewed House of the Dragon for a second season.
HBO doesn’t break down its cumulative audience figure by platform, but final Nielsen ratings for Sunday show the on-air audience at 2.26 million viewers. That’s up a little from the series debut, which averaged 2.17 million viewers for its first airing. Both episodes drew got about 22 percent of their viewing from that first on-air showing; the rest came from streaming and replays on the HBO cable channel.
Aug. 30, 8:35 a.m. Updated with final on-air numbers for Sunday’s episode.
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