The big hype surrounding the new series The Last of Us doesn’t stop after the second episode. Actually, the exact opposite is the case, because the HBO production was able to set a new record recently. It’s a record that most fans certainly didn’t really have on their screens, we’ll summarize the exact details for you.
The Last of Us on a record hunt
As HBO officially announced, approximately 5.7 million viewers last Sunday watched The Last of Us Episode 2 (buy now) via HBO Max and linear telecasts. This is not only a remarkable number for a streaming production from HBO, but also represents an increase of 22 percent compared to episode 1, which “only” had 4.7 million viewers when it started a week and a half ago. The increase also represents a new record: no other drama series from HBO has so far been able to show such growth in the second episode as The Last of Us.
By the way, since its premiere, the first episode has now attracted a little more than 18 million viewers, almost quadrupling the original figure.
This is how The Last of Us continues
This Sunday is the premiere of Episode 3, which is called “Long Long Time” and picks up directly on the events of Episode 2. Until the grand finale of the first season on March 12, 2023, fans can expect a few more exciting hours.
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Post Episode 2: Does The Last of Us hype hold up?
Is the HBO series The Last of Us still riding a big wave of success after the second episode?
The focus is still on Joel and Ellie’s struggle for survival, and the Fireflys also play an important role. By the way, there are already plans for a second season of The Last of Us. However, HBO has not yet given the green light for the corresponding production. In view of the current great success, however, this should only be a matter of time.