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at first glance seems to be clear: " The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power " was seen significantly more than " House of the Dragon ". Numbers the Nielsen, which specializes in streaming, for the period 29 August to September 4, 2022. During this time, "The Rings of Power" in the United States was looked for a total of 1.25 billion minutes (1st place), while "House of the Dragon" with "only" 781 million minutes lands in 5th place.

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adds: "The rings of power" started on September 1st and 2nd, 2022 (depending on the time zone) with a double episode and thus collected this 1.25 billion minutes of watch in just three days. "House of the Dragon", on the other hand, started on August 21 and has already released three episodes in the same period.

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The different number of episodes makes the comparison between "the rings of power" and "House of the Dragon" so difficult , but could also be an additional argument for the triumph of the Amazon Prime video series be understood about the HBO production (after all, despite fewer episodes, it was looked more at). But we are already in the comparison with the much bigger problem:

Nielsen really takes into account streaming, "House of the Dragon" is also running in the US out. As the US industry magazine I writes, around 3.2 million in a total of 9.9 million US households saw the first episode "House of the Dragon" on television, almost exactly a third. And these 3.2 million people are missing in the Nielsen numbers. finally reliable "The Rings of Power" numbers

, Nevertheless, it should be enough for a victory of "The Rings of Power", even if you would expect the viewed minutes from linear television. It is much more interesting and

, however, that the Nielsen numbers first allow an assessment of success or failure of "The Rings of Power" , which are not based on the less useful figures from Amazon itself.

and also in this regard can be said that the "Lord of the Rings" series is a great success for Amazon and that the investment of a total of one billion dollars (for the rights and a total of five seasons) are likely to profit.

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