House of the Dragon’s Week 2 audience surpassed its record-setting launch.
“The Rogue Prince” gained 2% from the series premiere’s early ratings to reach 10.2 million viewers on Sunday night.
After one week, the series debut had nearly 25 million U.S. viewers.
House of the Dragon’s Aug. 21 opener drew 9.986 million viewers, HBO’s greatest original series premiere audience ever.
HBO Programming EVP Francesca Orsi stated of Season 1: “We are beyond proud.” Our cast and crew took on a huge challenge and blew away everyone’s expectations, making for TV that everyone has to watch.George [R.R. Martin], Ryan [Condal], and Miguel [Sapochnik] led us on this adventure. Season 2 continues the legendary saga of House Targaryen.
In House of the Dragon, which takes place two hundred years before the mothership trilogy, George R. R. Martin’s Fire & Blood is used to show how the House of Targaryen fell. Paddy Considine plays King Viserys Targaryen, Matt Smith plays Prince Daemon Targaryen, Rhys Ifans plays Otto Hightower, and Emma D’Arcy plays Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen.