“House of the Dragon” ranked at No. 6 on the Nielsen Streaming Top 10 chart during the Aug. 22-28 viewing window. That time period was the first full week of availability for the first episode of the “Game of Thrones” prequel on HBO Max, but also included a small portion of the streaming viewership for Episode 2, which debuted on HBO Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. ET.
Together, the first two episodes of “House of the Dragon” garnered 741 million minutes viewed that week, more than doubling the prior week’s Nielsen streaming numbers, which only counted up viewership for the first few hours that the “House of the Dragon” premiere was available on HBO Max. (Nielsen cuts off its count for the SVOD weekly rankings on Sunday evenings). But in just that short measurement of time, the series quickly raked in 327 million minutes watched on the streaming service.
It’s important to note these Nielsen-provided numbers only account for streaming viewership, meaning any viewership from people who watched “House of the Dragon” on HBO’s linear channel, or any other platform, is not included in the data.
The series opened to a staggering almost 10 million viewers across all platforms and that viewership count has shown steady growth over recent weeks. As reported exclusively by Variety, in multi-platform viewing, the show is averaging 29 million viewers per episode as of its fifth week.
On the top of the chart was “Echoes” with 1.1 million minutes viewed in its first full week of availability. This is a solid jump for the Netflix limited series, which made the No. 8 position on the streaming originals chart the previous week, when it had been available for 3 days, and didn’t make the overall chart at all.
See Nielsen’s newest Top 10 streaming rankings below, with overall streaming titles for (TK dates) first, followed by original streaming titles, acquired titles and then films.
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