The Last Of Us episode 8 sets a new audience record for the series End-shutdown

HBO’s The Last Of Us is picking up steam as it moves towards the season finale, with 8.1 million viewers tuning in for episode 8 on HBO Max and linear streams. Deadline Reports. The figure is 74% higher than the series’ debut episode in January and set a new viewership record for the show.

Based on the PlayStation game of the same name, The Last Of Us has been the top title on HBO Max for the eight weeks since its premiere. With a massive opening under its belt, becoming HBO’s second-biggest first-season opening after House of the Dragon, the show only increased in popularity, regularly surpassing its own ratings numbers in the weeks that followed.