The Last of Us Becomes HBO Max’s Most Watched Title Ever, Averaging 32M Viewers
The Last of Us has become the most watched title in the history of HBO Max in both Europe and Latin America.
In its First Quarter 2023 Earnings results, Warner Bros Discovery revealed that The Last of Us TV series is now averaging nearly 32 million cross-platform viewers per episode in the U.S., and is the most-watched show in the history of HBO Max in both Europe and Latin America.
The company also reported that its total DTC subscribers were 97.6 million after an increase of 1.6 million global subscribers since the end of Q4 2022. However, content revenue decreased 16%, primarily driven by lower third-party licensing of HBO content.
Previously, it was reported that the arrival of The Last of Us TV show had given a major boost to sales for both entries in Naughty Dog’s game series. According to game sales charts data at online retailer Amazon, sales of The Last of Us Remastered and The Last of Us Part II on PS4 and The Last of Us Part I on PS5 had seen a major boost since the premiere of the HBO TV show.
Interest in the franchise has been at an all-time high, with the TV series receiving a tremendous amount of praise from critics and fans alike. This has led to a lot of positive word of mouth, which has caused a resurgence of interest in the game series. In particular, The Last of Us Part II for the PS4 has seen a major surge in sales, taking it to the very top of the best sellers list for the platform at the time.
The remastered version of the first game also sat close to the top of the PS4 charts. Meanwhile, while not quite significant, the recently released The Last of Us Part I for PS5 had also received a boost in sales since the TV show’s premiere. This surge in sales for both games across PS4 and PS5 is expected to continue, with the recent release of The Last of Us Part I on PC.