The premiere of House of the Dragon brought in 9.99 million viewers, making it HBO’s biggest premiere ever. While some were expecting that the ratings for episode 2 of House of the Dragon would drop, they’ve actually shown a 2% increase.
House of the Dragon episode 2, which aired on HBO on Sunday, brought in 10.2 million viewers across all platforms. HBO also added that the series premiere has grown to nearly 25 million viewers over the past week. HBO has also renewed the series for a second season. It would seem that audiences are still hungry for the world of Westeros despite the divisive series finale of Game of Thrones.
Speaking of Game of Thrones, fans have been a little confused that House of the Dragon has simply reused the theme music from the original series for their own opening credits. Although the Game of Thrones theme is certainly iconic, I was looking forward to hearing something new for the spin-off. Using the same music with no changes other than the visuals wasn’t what I was expecting.
House of the Dragon is set hundreds of years before the original series. It is based upon George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, a Targaryen history book which chronicles the history of House Targaryen, starting off with “Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and [going on] to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold the throne, all the way up to the civil war, known as the Dance of the Dragons, that nearly tore their dynasty apart.”
You can check out a review of House of the Dragon episode 2 from our own Alex Maidy right here. Now that we’ve got two episodes under our belts, how are you feeling about House of the Dragon so far? Do you think the series should have come up with its own theme music for the opening credits?