The Last of Us on HBO had one of the biggest debuts on the platform, falling just short of No. 1 thanks to House of the Dragon.
Adapted from Joel and Ellie’s journey across America, the first episode drew an impressive 4.7 million viewers. It beat Boardwalk Empire, which was second in 2010.
That number, while impressive, apparently only satisfies 20%-40% of its total audience per episode, which means that as more and more people jump on the hype train and watch the show, that number is bound to climb get higher.
With the excellent first impression of “The Last of Us”, “House of the Dragon” is still the king of HBO premieres, with nearly 10 million viewers for the premiere. While it clearly has Game of Thrones momentum, who knows if The Last of Us can achieve something similar if a second season comes out.
Either way, these great initial numbers for The Last of Us have been accompanied by critical acclaim and overwhelming love from many casual viewers who are either revisiting the game’s world or seeing it for the first time. to it. Whether it can keep audiences excited remains to be seen, but it’s clear the show is one of the must-sees of the year.
For more articles on The Last of Us show, check out our article on Bella Ramsey’s incredible ride on the show’s opening roller coaster and The Last of Us game creator Neil Neil Druckman was interested in Elden Ring’s lack of a traditional storyline.
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