The Last of Us captivated the audience with the first installment, and this motivated even more people to watch the second installment. According to Variety, the second episode saw a record high in viewership.
The second installment of The Last of Us, which premiered on Sunday, has landed in the United States with 5.7 million viewers, up 22 percent from the premiere's 4.7 million viewers. This implies that a certain number of viewers who hadn't immediately seen the first episode didn't wait to see it until it became available.
This is the highest rate of growth for an HBO Original drama series and demonstrates how interest in The Last of Us is on the rise. HBO estimates that its shows account for between 20% and 40% of its total viewership, thus even episode two has plenty of room to expand by 2.5 to 5 times.
The reviews for the second episode are certainly helping, since it has received rave reviews. The third installment featuring Bill is already out.
If you don't want any spoilers but want to know more about The Last of Us's world, we'll also provide a glimpse into Tess's past, which hasn't been included in the television series or in the game.