The viewership of HBO’s hit series “The Last of Us” continues to soar, reaching new heights with each episode. In a report released by HBO, it was revealed that the second episode of the post-apocalyptic saga saw a staggering 22% increase in viewership from the previous week.
According to official statistics from Warner Bros. Discovery and independent calculations, the episode attracted a total of 5.7 million viewers through both the HBO TV channel and the HBO Max streaming platform.
This impressive feat has not gone unnoticed, with an official from the station calling it “the biggest viewership increase among HBO original series in the company’s history.”
To put this into perspective, the first episode of the series premiered with 4.7 million viewers, but within just two days, that number had jumped to a staggering 10 million views.
And after just one week, it had reached a mind-blowing 18 million views. The series continues to capture the hearts and minds of audiences around the world and has fans eagerly anticipating each new episode.
The premiere of the first episode of the adaptation of the iconic title from Naughty Dog, “The Last of Us,” was met with great reviews and sparked the interest of many who had not initially planned to watch the show.
The success of the series even prompted a surge in sales of the game, with “The Last of Us Part 1” and “The Last of Us Remastered” seeing an increase of up to 300 percent in Great Britain.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by a pandemic of a parasitic fungus, the story follows the journey of Joel, an experienced smuggler tasked with escorting teenage Ellie to the main base of a resistance against a military regime.
The gripping plot, which delves into the themes of survival, hope and humanity in a destroyed world, has captured the hearts of audiences and cemented its place as a true masterpiece in the world of entertainment.