Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Kate Winslet’s “Mare of Easttown” Heads Into Finale with 1.2 Mil HBO Viewers, 2 Mil Across Platforms

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Can we wait til Sunday?

HBO’s “Mare of Easttown” is headed into its 7th and  final episode with 1.2 million viewers this past Sunday just onthe main network.

All together, on all HBO platforms, “Mare of Easttown” is up to 2 million fans on Sunday nights. This is extraordinary on so many levels. And though there are snarkers out there nitpicking various parts of it, “Mare” is a word of mouth hit. Everyone is talking about it. People who don’t watch it have caught up in the last couple of weeks because they don’t want to feel left out of it.

HBO will have a field day with the Emmys on this one and “The Undoing.” They’re going to have Kate Winslet and Nicole Kidman in the same category. They may have Hugh Grant and Evan Peters and Guy Pearce all in the same category. And then just from “Mare” they’ll have Jean Smart and Julianne Nicholson, at least.

I have the 7th episode but I’m afraid to watch it before Sunday. I’ll let you know if I change my mind. But I don’t want “Mare” to end!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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