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House of the Dragon Season 2 Episode 4 ratings rival the best episodes of Game of Thrones

House of the Dragon brings back memories of Game of Thrones’ best days.



Eve Best as Rhaenys in House of the Dragon Season 2 Episode 4
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Saying that House of the Dragon‘s season 2 episode 4 left fans shaken would be an understatement. The episode soared on waves of suspense and excitement, adding a new layer to the enigmatic storyline. It depicted two factions clashing fiercely for control of the Iron Throne. Filled with moments of pure gold (and red), the episode led fans to question the ethics of warfare.

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House of the Dragon reaches milestone viewership

Though the premiere of the second season was stellar, it was nowhere close to the first season. However, it seems like the show is finally making a comeback. The figures presented by Variety showed that House of the Dragon attracted 8.1 million viewers across HBO and Max in the U.S. for its intense fourth episode of Season 2 on Sunday, narrowly surpassing the viewership of last month’s premiere.

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The second season of House of the Dragon premiered to an audience of 7.8 million viewers on June 16, marking a 22% decrease from the 10 million viewers who watched the debut of the Game of Thrones prequel series in 2022.

House of the Dragon Season 2 Episode 4 rakes in record ratings

The massive jump in viewership was also accompanied by a serious bump in TV ratings. Though season 2 ratings weren’t bad by any means, it was missing the oomph factor that could make the viewers go “gaga”. Episode 4 of House Of The Dragon Season 2, titled “The Red Dragon and the Gold,” has become the highest-rated episode of the series on IMDb, with a rating of 9.7 out of 10.

The episode has become the 5th highest-rated in the entire franchise, closely following the Game of Thrones episodes Battle of the Bastards, The Winds of Winter, The Rains of Castamere (all 9.9) and Hardhome (9.8).

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