Nielsen: HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’ Episode 4 Topped 7.5 Million Viewers — Biggest Tally for Post-Apocalyptic Drama

HBO/HBO Max post-apocalyptic survival series “The Last of Us” continues to resonate with viewers. The series, co-starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, among others, tracked 7.5 million viewers across digital and linear channels for the most-recent episode four (Feb. 5) — the largest audience for the four-week-old show and 60% higher than the Jan. 15 debut of more than 4.68 million. Episode five is set to bow on Feb. 10, two days early due to the Super Bowl.

“The Last of Us” is produced by Sony Pictures Television and based upon on the Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sony PlayStation video game franchise of the same name first released in 2013.

The TV/streaming show features bonus material featuring in-depth analysis by the series’ creators explaining why the story arc sometimes strays from the video game.

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