Wednesday, June 12, 2024

“Succession” Finale Hits Series High Thanks to HBO Max Viewers, Finishes Even on Regular Channel


“Succession” finished its third season with a series high thanks to viewing from HBO Max.

On HBO, “Succession” had 634,000 viewers at 9pm on Sunday, which was average for them this season.

But HBO says that another 1.1 million people tuned in thanks to streaming and delayed viewing. They say the total with everything combined was 1.7 million people.

The company says: Total viewing increased 47% versus the season two finale, 21% from the season three premiere and 8% from last week’s episode. Season 3 episodes are averaging 6.1 million viewers to-date, up 56% from season 2 after a similar period of time, with the Season 3 premiere episode now approaching 7 million viewers.

On balance it’s all good. “Succession” will yield a dozen or more Emmy nominations and win most of them. It will win Best Drama, Actor, Actress for Sarah Snook, supporting probably for actor (Matthew MacFadyen), directing and writing. Mazel tov.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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