‘Last of Us’ Season One Finale Tallies 8.2 Million Viewers

The season one finale of “The Last of Us” delivered 8.2 million viewers across HBO Max and linear telecasts, based on Nielsen and first-party data, according to an HBO/HBO Max press release.

The series is now averaging 30.4 million viewers across its first six episodes, with the first episode approaching 40 million viewers in the United States, according to the press release. Outside of the United States, “The Last of Us” is the most-watched show in the history of HBO Max in both Europe and Latin America.
Debuting to 4.7 million viewers in January, the series has shown consistent growth throughout its first season despite enhanced competition from live sports telecasts and awards broadcasts, according to the release. Sunday night’s finale audience marked a 75% increase in debut night viewing compared to the series premiere.

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“The Last of Us” weekly premiere viewership was:

Episode 1 – 4.7 million (Jan. 15)
Episode 2 – 5.7 million (Jan. 22)
Episode 3 – 6.4 million (Jan. 29)
Episode 4 – 7.5 million (Feb. 5)
Episode 5 – 11.6 million (Feb. 10-Feb. 12)*
*Early premiere, includes data from Friday to Sunday
Episode 6 – 7.8 million (Feb. 19)
Episode 7 – 7.7 million (Feb. 26)
Episode 8 – 8.1 million (March 5)
Episode 9 – 8.2 million (March 12)

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