THE LAST OF US Episode 2 Audience Up 22% in Largest Jump Ever For An HBO Original Drama Series

Episode 2 of THE LAST OF US tallied 5.7 million viewers Sunday night, up 22% from the series debut. This marks the largest week 2 audience growth for an HBO Original drama series in the history of the network.

The episode’s 5.7 million viewers across HBO and linear telecasts in the U.S. is an additional one million viewers vs. last week, based on Nielsen and first party data.

After one full week of availability, Episode 1 is now tracking at 18 million viewers, up nearly 4x from its premiere night audience.

New episodes of THE LAST OF US debut each Sunday at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and are available to stream on HBO Max, leading up to the finale on March 12. Fans can also tune in to The Last of Us Podcast, the series’ official companion podcast where host Troy Baker, who plays Joel in the video game, sits down with series creators Craig Mazin (Emmy®-winning creator of HBO’s “Chernobyl”) and Neil Druckmann, the creator of the acclaimed video game, for a scene-by-scene deep dive of each episode.

A new spotlight page for THE LAST OF US is now live on HBO Max, featuring behind-the-scenes content and access to the companion podcast, as well as an interactive flashlight to help fans find their next series to watch. The spotlight page also showcases a curated selection of movies and series from 2003, the year the life-altering outbreak occurred in the new HBO series.

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