House Of The Dragon is Sky’s biggest-ever U.S. drama launch

Game Of Thrones prequel House Of The Dragon has broken Sky records and become the biggest U.S. drama launch yet.

House Of The Dragon is Sky’s biggest-ever U.S. drama launch
Emily Carter

Sky have announced that Game Of Thrones fans in the UK have hugely enjoyed their return to Westeros, breaking viewing figures with new series House Of The Dragon.

The prequel’s opening episode clocked in at 3.78 million views within a week (4.08 million to date), beating GOT back in 2011 when it first launched (which is obviously understandable given Game Of Thrones has massively exploded since then).

Not only has it surpassed GOT’s initial figures, but the show – which is based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood – has become the biggest U.S. drama launch for Sky, with MD of Content at Sky, Zai Bennett, enthusing: “Momentum around House Of The Dragon just continues to build, as more and more people spread the word about its ever-current narrative of political power play married with visuals of epic scale and imagination.

“And thanks to Sky making the first episode freely available to watch via YouTube, more people than ever before will be able to sample the world-class world of Westeros.”

Indeed, it certainly is free to watch – so if you’re not one of the 4.08 million who has seen episode one, catch up below now:

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