HBO has a reason to be, well, euphoric. The American cable channel has struck a chord with the second season of the series ‘Euphoria’. Starring Zendaya, “Euphoria” has become the second most watched series on HBO, just after “Game of Thrones”.
Time to take stock. After the second season of the “Euphoria” series came to an end on Sunday, February 27, HBO released the ratings of the teen drama. According to the American cable channel, the episodes of this second season attracted an average of 16.3 million viewers. That’s more than double the average from the first season. A resounding success.
These ratings represent the best performance for all HBO series in the past 18 years with one exception. Only the “Game of Thrones” series held out against the “Euphoria” wave, which became a real phenomenon even on social networks.
The final episode of “Game of Thrones” attracted 19.3 million US viewers on HBO platforms.
To date, the very first episode of the second season of “Euphoria” has been seen by nearly 19 million viewers in the US alone.
The latest episode, meanwhile, captivated 6.6 million fans across all platforms, according to HBO. That’s five times the viewership for the last episode of the first season.
HBO noted that the “Euphoria” series was ranked first in the top series on HBO Max in the United States, as well as in Latin America and Europe. A worldwide success that looks set to continue as the series has already been renewed for a third season.
Starring Zendaya, “Euphoria” tells the story of a group of high school students who must solve family problems as well as addictions, sex, love and grief.