HBO’s latest collection, The Final of Us, is setting viewership data on the community. This previous Sunday’s second episode, titled “Contaminated,” reached 5.7 million viewers throughout linear TV and HBO Max over its first night time within the US, which was good for a 22% spike in viewership from the January 15 premiere. This was the very best proportion progress for an authentic HBO present from its premiere to its second episode within the historical past of the community, in keeping with Selection.
For comparability, episode two of Home of the Dragon reached many tens of millions extra viewers–10.2 million–but the proportion progress in comparison with the premiere was solely 2%.
The January 15 collection premiere of The Final of Us, in the meantime, has now climbed to 18 million viewers in its first week, which is greater than 4 instances the viewership for its premiere of 4.7 million. The debut of The Final of Us on HBO was the community’s second-biggest collection premiere since 2010, solely trailing Home of the Dragon.
HBO has stated that Sunday night viewership for any collection often represents about 20%-40% of a present’s whole viewership per episode. As such, “Contaminated” ought to see an enormous bump in viewership within the coming days. In any case, the collection premiere climbed to 10 million viewers after two days.
New episodes of HBO’s The Final of Us air Sunday nights at 9 PM ET, working as much as the Season 1 finale on March 12. There’s additionally an official podcast hosted by Troy Baker during which Mazin and Druckmann break down every episode scene-by-scene.
For extra, take a look at GameSpot’s interview with Tess actress Anna Torv, who breaks down the horrifying climax within the newest episode.
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