Despite airing at the same time as the 2023 Oscars, The Last of Us season 1 finale tied for another series in viewership.

We’ve been raving about it for months – and rightly so, the series is racking up bigger and bigger numbers every week. However, all good things come to an end, at least for now. With this insight in mind, HBO released the season finale of its video game adaptation. Our last. During its first season, the series was praised for its faithfulness to its source material while consistently surprising audiences. The season finale broke its previous week’s viewership record with the kind of bravado we’ve become accustomed to. With 8.2 million viewers waiting to see how the season ends, the series continues its habit of steadily increasing viewership with each episode. Episode 9’s viewership numbers will be even more impressive given that the 2023 Oscars air on the same night.

The last part of the series was “When We Need You”. previously held the record for the highest viewership for a series leading up to the finale with 8.1 million viewers. Our last The January premiere was a hit, pulling in 4.7 million viewers and, as noted earlier, continuing to grow throughout the season. Topping its finale, the new series is up 75% from its premiere.

The season finale had Oscar competition for the night, and her performance is commendable. However, this is not the first time that the series has had to share and overcome competition with other major events. Then a serial 7.5 mln, episode 4 of the show “Please Hold My Hand” aired at the same time as the 65th Grammy Awards. feats of Our last The show, which also topped HBO’s charts, is now the most-watched show in Europe and Latin America in HBO Max history. The series premiere is currently approaching 40 million viewers in the US, with the first six episodes currently averaging 30.4 million viewers.

Joel and Ellie in The Last of Us Season 1 Finale
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It takes more than a season to tell a story The Last of Us Part II

Our last ended with a lot of carnage by Joel (Pedro Pascal) wanting to save Ellie (Bella Ramsay). His decision to lie about what actually happened certainly informs how pair bond when the show returns and the truth is revealed. Season 2 will focus on the events of the second part of the game series, The Last of Us Part II. Given the huge amount of in-game content, co-ops Craig Mazin and Neil Druckman they found out more than an extra season tell the whole story. So there’s more to come from Joel and Ellie.

The first season Our last Streaming on HBO Max. Watch the trailer below: