“The Last of Us” continues to attract large audiences. The TV series set a record with the second episode and Google is also honoring the production with an Easter egg.
The Last of Us is a huge hit for HBO. After the series in its debut week just beat “House of the Dragon”. had to, the production was able to set a record in the second week.
The second episode, called “Infected,” garnered 5.7 million viewers during its US premiere on Sunday night, a 22 percent increase from the series premiere the previous week. It also marks the largest Week 2 viewership increase for an HBO Original drama series in the network’s history.
And the first episode continues to grow: After a full week of availability, Episode 1 now has 18 million viewers, almost four times the original premiere.
“We are thrilled that fans of the series and the game are experiencing this iconic story in a new way. And we thank them for contributing to the success of the series,” said Casey Bloys, Chairman and CEO of HBO & HBO Max Content, last week in the wake of the first success story.
Google is apparently enthusiastic too
The TV series adaptation airs weekly and has reignited interest in The Last of Us franchise, attracting new players and attracting interest from the largest search engine provider.
Thanks to users of Google currently searching for The Last of Us, they get a Easter-Eggs a little interactive experience. A mushroom appears on the screen that can be clicked. After that, the screen is almost completely covered with a fungal growth. With a click on the cross, the fungal growth can be removed just as quickly.
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