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.Read more on variety.com