House of the Dragon Viewership Is on Fire Again

By Rebecca Theodore-Vachon 

House of the Dragon pulled in 3% more viewers this week with Episode 6.

As reported by Variety, the series is seeing a consistent rise in viewership with each episode. The increases account for cable viewership, as well as views on HBO Max and other HBO platforms that have been recorded by Nielsen. While Warner Bros. Discovery has not disclosed the exact count of how many people watched this week’s episode, the percent increase in viewership was confirmed by Variety.

Episode 6 featured a 10-year time jump, which introduced Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke as the older versions of Rhaenyra Targaryen and Lady Alicent Hightower. The change in casting doesn’t appear to affect viewership numbers.


House of the Dragon’s fifth episode also pulled in 3% more viewers than Episode 4, and Season 1 is now averaging 29 million viewers per episode.

The series premiere of the Game of Thrones prequel reached nearly 10 million viewers across linear and HBO Max platforms in the U.S. during its debut on Sunday, Aug. 21. With the ratings, the show became the largest original series premiere audience in HBO history.

Ahead of the House of the Dragon premiere, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav said the series had the biggest marketing campaign in HBO history.

Shortly after the series premiere, HBO renewed House of The Dragon for a second season.