Typically, Sunday night viewership for a HBO series will represent just 20%-40% of the show’s total gross audience, according to the network. Of course, there was no HBO Max back then and streaming was a minor part of the TV industry. The House of the Dragon premiere was also a hit on social media, where fans showed up to celebrate the return to Westeros. House of the Dragon features an incredibly talented cast and crew who poured their heart and soul into the production, and we’re ecstatic with viewers’ positive response,” said Casey Bloys, Chief Content Officer, HBO & HBO Max. Earlier Monday, it was revealed that House of the Dragon lured 2.6 million viewers in Samba TV-measured U.S. households delivered 2.6 million viewers.