The series premiere of The Last Of Us initially pulled in 4.7 million viewers overnight on HBO. From data collated by the streamer behind the adaptation and Nielsen, The Last Of Us overnight figures allowed it to become HBO’s second biggest debut behind the Game of Thrones spin-off, House of the Dragon. Since then however, the two-day viewership figures raise that to 10 million, and it catches up with the juggernaut Game of Thrones prequel premiere.
The initial overnight viewing figures were almost double that of the season two opener for Euphoria. Casey Bloys, the chairman and CEO of HBO and HBO Max content, said the network was “thrilled to see fans of the series and game alike experience this iconic story in a new way, and we extend our gratitude to them for helping to make it a success.” If you didn’t catch the premiere, check out the trailer below to get a feel of the show.
“Congratulations to Craig, Neil and the brilliant cast and crew who worked tirelessly to bring this show to life,” Bloys continued. Mazin and Druckmann, the chief creative minds behind the series outlined their intentions to “simply to make the best possible adaptation of this beloved story for as big an audience as we could.”
“We are overjoyed to see how many fans, both old and new, have welcomed ‘The Last of Us’ into their homes and their hearts,” they added. If you’ve already finished the first episode from The Last Of Us, and you want a bit more content to click(er) on to (get it?), then make sure to take a look at FlickLuster’s review for Episode 1.
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