Collection Premiere Of HBO Drama THE LAST OF US Attracts 4.7 Million Viewers Sunday Night time

The collection premiere of THE LAST OF US drew 4.7 million viewers throughout linear and HBO Max platforms on Sunday night time within the U.S., based mostly on Nielsen and first social gathering knowledge. That is HBO’s second largest debut, behind solely “Home of the Dragon,” since “Boardwalk Empire” premiered on the community in 2010, earlier than HBO programming was broadly out there on a streaming app. Sunday night time’s efficiency was almost double the season two debut night time for “Euphoria,” which went on to common 19.5 million viewers per episode within the U.S. Sunday night time viewership for an HBO collection usually represents 20%-40% of the present’s complete gross viewers per episode.

THE LAST OF US was additionally a success on social media, with the collection trending #1 each within the U.S. and worldwide on Twitter Sunday night time. So far, season one teasers and trailers have amassed greater than 100 million views globally. Moreover, the primary episode of the collection’ companion podcast hit #1 on Apple’s TV & Movie chart within the U.S. inside 24 hours of its launch.

“We’re thrilled to see followers of the collection and sport alike expertise this iconic story in a brand new approach, and we prolong our gratitude to them for serving to to make it successful,” stated Casey Bloys, Chairman and CEO, HBO & HBO Max Content material. “Congratulations to Craig, Neil and the sensible forged and crew who labored tirelessly to carry this present to life. We sit up for followers around the globe having fun with the remainder of the season.”

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“Our focus was merely to make the absolute best adaptation of this beloved story for as large an viewers as we might,” stated Government Producers Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann. “We’re overjoyed to see what number of followers, each outdated and new, have welcomed ‘The Final of Us’ into their properties and their hearts.”

With a 99% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes, THE LAST OF US has been declared “HBO’s subsequent large hit” by Rolling Stone, with Selection noting, “one sees the close to future through which the present winds up amongst tv’s finest.” IndieWire declared the brand new collection “higher than each online game adaptation that involves thoughts,” with IGN hailing it as “a superb retelling of one in all video video games’ most beloved tales” and including that it “delivers an enriching present for followers of the PlayStation hit, whereas additionally managing to remain welcomingly thrilling to newcomers.” CNN referred to as the storytelling “completely fearless and unflinching, creating horrifying situations and moments that may be alternately touching and completely tragic.”

New episodes of THE LAST OF US debut every Sunday at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and might be out there to stream on HBO Max, main as much as the finale on March 12. Followers may tune in to The Final of Us Podcast, the collection’ official companion podcast the place host Troy Baker, who performs Joel within the online game, sits down with collection creators Craig Mazin (Emmy®-winning creator of HBO’s “Chernobyl”) and Neil Druckmann, the creator of the acclaimed online game, for a scene-by-scene deep dive of every episode.

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A brand new highlight web page for THE LAST OF US is now stay on HBO Max, that includes behind-the-scenes content material and entry to the companion podcast, in addition to an interactive flashlight to assist followers discover their subsequent collection to observe. The highlight web page additionally showcases a curated number of films and collection from 2003, the yr the life-altering outbreak occurred within the new HBO collection.

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THE LAST OF US, based mostly on the critically acclaimed online game of the identical identify developed by Naughty Canine completely for the PlayStation® platforms, is written and govt produced by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann. The collection is a co-production with Sony Photos Tv and is govt produced by Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, and Rose Lam. Manufacturing firms: PlayStation Productions, Phrase Video games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Canine.