Wednesday, June 12, 2024

“Succession” Sunday Finale So Hot No Screeners Have Gone Out, But Last Sunday’s Ratings Show No Bounce


What is up with linear ratings on the HBO home channel for “Succession”?

It’s the most talked about show on television. But the story of the infighting Roy family can’t get more than 780,000 viewers on the channel.

On streaming, (HBO) Max claims around 1 million more. But they’re not showing themselves on the cable box.

“Succession” is better than Emmys. It’s sublime. I know this Sunday’s show will be a blowout.

Meantime, the finale is so hot HBO didnt send out press screeners this week. We’re all going to watch the end together. And start screaming it wasn’t the way we imagined it.

What if cousin Greg gets the company? What if it’s someone we never thought of at all? It’s a 90 minute episode, too. There could be time jumps or flash forwards.

Stay tuned…

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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