Piracy Numbers Shed Light on House of the Dragon and Rings of Power's Fantasy Faceoff

HBO's Game of Thrones spinoff has an edge over Prime Video's Lord of the Rings series

There is one ring to rule them all, but when it comes to TV, there are two major fantasy series ruling piracy viewership.

HBO’s first Game of Thrones spinoff, House of the Dragon, and Prime Video’s J. R.R. Tolkien-inspired series, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, both enjoyed massive audiences in their respective debuts. House of the Dragon reached nearly 10 million viewers in the U.S. on its Aug. 21 premiere alone, with the debut episode growing to around 25 million viewers in the U.S.

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