HBO’s The Last Of Us Viewership Grows For Third Consecutive Week

Episode 3 of HBO’s The Last of Us aired this Sunday and it’s safe to say, it was another powerhouse instalment. This episode saw a whopping 6.4 million people tuning in to see the heartbreaking story of Bill and Frank which was also a long steer away from the game’s version of this couple.

These viewing figures come courtesy of Warner Media, and with a 12% viewer increase from episode 2 (and a 37% increase from episode one), it seems the show is only getting more and more popular. As a result, The Last of Us has now set a record for “the largest week 2 audience growth for an HBO Original drama series in the history of the network.” 

After only two aired episodes, the show was renewed for a second season – which came to the surprise of nobody, especially as the first episode was the second-largest HBO TV premiere after House of the Dragon. This saw them overtaking Boardwalk Empire which originally aired in 2010. With HBO now having four running series that have cross-platform audiences, the first two episodes of The Last of Us are now averaging 21.3 million viewers. Euphoria season two and The White Lotus take the third and fourth spots on the list for HBO. 

Next Sunday will be episode 4, which is confirmed to have a 50 minutes runtime, and will see Ellie and Joel come face to face with the show’s Hunters. This will star Melanie Lynskey taking on the role of their leader, and is described as ““the ruthless leader of a revolutionary movement in Kansas City.” If you can’t wait another week, you can see a sneak peak in this trailer. It appears that we will see another iconic scene from the game which is sure to keep fans excited.

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