Nearly two days after the series debut of HBO’s House of the Dragon, it has been officially announced that the Game of Thrones prequel gave HBO its largest series launch of all time, with 9.986 million viewers tuning in across linear and HBO Max platforms last U.S. Sunday night.
House of the Dragon hails from George R.R. Martin, Ryan Condal, and Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik, with Condal and Sapochnik also attached to serve as showrunners.
“It was wonderful to see millions of Game of Thrones fans return with us to Westeros last night,” Chief Content Officer of HBO & HBO Max Casey Bloys said in a statement.
House of the Dragon‘s success is also reflected in its popularity on social media.