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Despite Fantastic Reviews, ‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2 Premiere Suffers a 50% Viewership Drop

Despite Fantastic Reviews, ‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2 Premiere Suffers a 50% Viewership Drop

HBO’s House of the Dragon is a series whose first season aired in 2022 and consisted of 10 episodes. The long-awaited second season finally premiered last Sunday, June 16, 2024, and the early critics’ reviews are now further supported by viewing figures, which are astonishingly good. The series is generally a spin-off series related to Game of Thrones and was welcomed by fans and critics alike, becoming another hit series for the streaming service. But while the response to the premiere – and to the second season in general – was great, it seems like the numbers aren’t as great as last season.

Because HBO is both a television show and a streaming service, it’s much easier to gather ratings for HBO’s shows than it is for Netflix or Disney+ shows, so we have some information. Of course these are probably partially,…