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    ‘The Last Of Us’ Surpasses ‘House Of The Dragon’ Viewership

    HBO’s ‘The Last of Us‘ quickly became one of the most well-received and successful television shows of 2023. Created by Craig Maizin and Neil Druckman, it’s based on the namesake video game. In terms of viewership, the zombie horror series has surpassed another HBO series, ‘House of the Dragon.’

    The show’s first season recently concluded and met with universal acclaim. On Sunday, the finale episode got an average of 8.2 million viewers on all the platforms of HBO across the globe. So let’s find out the viewership enjoyed by the fantasy series and how ‘TLoU‘ has surpassed it.

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    ‘The Last Of Us’ Enjoyed Massive Viewership

    Bella Ramsey and Storm Reid in HBO's 'The Last Of Us'
    Ellie (Bella Ramsey) and Riley (Storm Reid) in HBO’s ‘The Last Of Us’

    HBO’s post-apocalyptic series ‘The Last Of Us‘ has without a doubt become one of the most successful and critically acclaimed shows of this year. Its final episode, which aired on Sunday, got 8.2 million viewers across all HBO platforms.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, last week the show received 8.1 million views. The channel has revealed that the first six episodes enjoyed a total of 30.4 million viewers since its premiere.

    Its first episode closed in on around 40 million viewers. This means that it has surpassed the viewership of another flagship HBO series, ‘House of the Dragon.’ The fantasy series enjoyed 29 million views across all platforms last year.

    The impressive rating of the final episode, which aired around the same time as the 2023 Oscars, is really telling about the show’s appeal.

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    Season Two Will Have More Clickers And Infecteds

    Bella Ramsey as Ellie in 'The Last Of Us'
    Bella Ramsey as Ellie in ‘The Last Of Us’

    Even though the first season has been well received, audiences have complained about the lack of scenes featuring the zombies/infecteds. Especially those who have enjoyed the video game.

    Series creators Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann have assured everyone that the second season will have “a lot more infected“. “Ultimately, we generally stressed the power of relationships and trying to find significance within moments of action,” Mazin said.

    He continued: “And so there may be less action than some people wanted because we couldn’t necessarily find significance for quite a bit of it, or [there was] concern that it would be repetitive.”

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