‘House of the Dragon’ Averaging 29 Million Viewers Per Episode, Audience Rises 3% in Week 5

Viewership of “House of the Dragon” has hit a steady pace.

Variety – September 20, 2022

The fifth episode of the “Game of Thrones” prequel drew 3% more U.S. viewers than Episode 4, Variety has learned exclusively. Additionally, Season 1 is now averaging 29 million viewers per episode across its first five episodes. That’s a massive audience for any premium cable series, and a very promising sign that it’s going the way of its predecessor: “Game of Thrones” averaged more than 44 million viewers per episode for its eighth and final season in 2019.

The “House of the Dragon” Episode 5 statistics combine Nielsen’s measurement of Sunday’s four cable airings with the number of streaming viewers across HBO Max and other HBO platforms. When isolating linear viewership, according to Nielsen, 2.576 million people tuned into the episode on HBO itself, a 4% increase when compared to last week’s 2.474 million cable viewers.

No specific Episode 5 total-viewer tally across all platforms has been disclosed by HBO and HBO Max, though Variety has confirmed viewership was up 3% compared to the prior week’s episode.

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