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The Last of Us HBO received more viewers than ever for the second week in a row



6.4 million people tuned in to watch the third episode of HBO’s The Last of Us TV on Sunday night, meaning the series drew more viewers than ever for the second week in a row. The show’s first broadcast drew 4.7 million viewers, beating the 5.7 million from the second episode. The latest installment marks a 12 percent jump in viewership over episode two and a 37 percent jump over the premiere.

The first two episodes of the TV series now average 21.3 million viewers, which is only beaten by Home of the Dragon At 29 million. Capitalizing on the immediate success, HBO has announced that it has renewed The Last of Us for a second season, adapting at least some of the PS4 game The Last of Us: Part II.

Described by many as the best episode in the first season, it deviated from the game’s narrative to tell the story of Bill and Frank. “It shines a light on a different side of one of the game’s most iconic characters, fleshing out the narrative threads that existed on PlayStation, but never explored,” we explained in our review. “It’s perfectly paced, devastatingly emotional, full of great performances, and is definitely an episode of TV we won’t forget for a long, long time.”


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