The season one finale of HBO's adaptation of the popular video game "The Last of Us" has set yet another ratings high, drawing in 8.2 million viewers against the Oscars Sunday night. Viewership for the series has consistently grown throughout the season, and the season premiere drew 4.7 million viewers in the U.S. The show is now averaging 30.4 million viewers across its first six episodes and the first episode is approaching 40 million viewers in the U.S. In addition, “The Last of Us” is now the most-watched show in the history of HBO Max in both Europe and Latin America. Despite the Super Bowl, the ratings for the fifth episode were still strong, with 11.6 million viewers from Friday through Sunday. The series finale ended with Joel making some difficult decisions that left viewers wondering what was next for the protagonists, and fans of the video game are eagerly awaiting season two.
Series finale of HBO's "The Last of Us" draws high viewership