Even the Grammys, the most important awards ceremony in the music world, could not outshine Last of us. Although it was expected that the premiere of the fourth episode would cause an audience drop due to the broadcast of the aforementioned gala – they coincided at the same time – in the end the opposite happened. In fact, more people liked the debut of this chapter than the previous one.
According to data provided by HBO, Premiere of “Please Take My Hand” Increased Viewership by 17% Compared to Previous Episode. In just the first 24 hours of its availability, it was seen 7.5 million viewers.
The fact that each premiere is more successful than the previous one means one thing. The series has made so much noise that more and more people are interested in watching it. When they’re in the know, they look forward to the debut of the next chapter.
You might think that this phenomenon is repeated with every very popular television product, but it is not. What distinguishes Last of us of other successes is that the increase in audience between each premiere is quite large. Practically, adds a million new viewers every weekend.
In accordance with Diversityaudience growth even faster than dragon house, which is HBO’s flagship series. Yes, spin-off Game of Thrones the premiere of the first episode drew 10 million viewers compared to 4.7 million Last of us—. However, in the next few chapters, this number began to decrease.
Despite the astonishing numbers, HBO knows that competing against the Super Bowl next Sunday is a mission impossible. It’s well known that this is one of the biggest sporting events of the year and no one wants to interfere with it, not even Joel and Ellie. For this reason, the premiere of episode 5 was postponed to Friday.
Last of us aiming for a second season
It is still too early to tell, but it is likely that if it continues at this pace, it will become the most important series of the company when is the second season coming out. By then, the production should already have a large, established audience, eager to see them adapt the second game.
Let’s remember that Last of us It only took three episodes to convince HBO they had another TV phenomenon. So it was renewed for a second season. Of course, showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann feel that due to the length and complexity The Last of Us Part 2it takes more than one season to properly adapt it.
“You know, this is a beautiful animal that can be killed? It’s a much bigger and more complex story. I think it’s a beautiful story. So Neil [Druckmann] and I analyze it, because this is not one season.
Last of us This is the premiere of the year and you can only see it on HBO Max.
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