Succession Season 3 premiere draws the show’s highest viewership ever

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After a grueling two-year wait due to COVID-19 delays, HBO’s Succession finally returned, with fans coming back in droves for its biggest viewership to date.

HBO revealed on Monday that 1.4 million viewers watched the show across all platforms, a new record for the show, according to Variety.

It was also the best premiere night performance for any HBO original series since the launch of HBO Max in May 2020.

Biggest viewership: After a grueling two-year wait due to COVID-19 delays, HBO's Succession finally returned, with fans coming back in droves for its biggest viewership to date

Biggest viewership: After a grueling two-year wait due to COVID-19 delays, HBO’s Succession finally returned, with fans coming back in droves for its biggest viewership to date

The 1.4 million viewers marked a 21% increase over the Season 2 finale that aired in October 2019 and 13% over the Season 2 premiere in August 2019.

The Season 3 premiere was also up a whopping 39% over the series premiere episode that aired in June 2018. 

The biggest area of growth for the premiere was in the digital realm, with the episode becoming the biggest digital premiere for HBO since the Season 2 premiere of Big Little Lies in June 2019.

Increase: The 1.4 million viewers marked a 21% increase over the Season 2 finale that aired in October 2019 and 13% over the Season 2 premiere in August 2019

Increase: The 1.4 million viewers marked a 21% increase over the Season 2 finale that aired in October 2019 and 13% over the Season 2 premiere in August 2019

Growth: The biggest area of growth for the premiere was in the digital realm, with the episode becoming the biggest digital premiere for HBO since the Season 2 premiere of Big Little Lies in June 2019

Growth: The biggest area of growth for the premiere was in the digital realm, with the episode becoming the biggest digital premiere for HBO since the Season 2 premiere of Big Little Lies in June 2019

Digital viewership for the Season 3 premiere was up a massive 214% from the Season 2 premiere and was the top title for HBO Max that whole weekend.

The new season also helped drive fans to HBO Max to catch up with the first two seasons before the Season 3 premiere.

The pay cable network revealed they hit an all-time high in Succession viewership in September, with the Season 3 premiere marking a new daily high as well.

Digital: Digital viewership for the Season 3 premiere was up a massive 214% from the Season 2 premiere and was the top title for HBO Max that whole weekend

Digital: Digital viewership for the Season 3 premiere was up a massive 214% from the Season 2 premiere and was the top title for HBO Max that whole weekend

Catch up: The new season also helped drive fans to HBO Max to catch up with the first two seasons before the Season 3 premiere

Catch up: The new season also helped drive fans to HBO Max to catch up with the first two seasons before the Season 3 premiere

WarnerMedia revealed that Season 2 of Succession averaged approximately 5 million viewers per episode across all platforms.

Despite its success at the Emmys, winning Best Drama Series and six other Emmys in 2020, the viewership average is still well below other recent shows.

Big Little Lies averaged 10 million viewers across all platforms with its second season in 2019, with The Outsider earning 9 million viewers per episode and Watchmen pulling in 7 million viewers an episode, on average.

Season 2: WarnerMedia revealed that Season 2 of Succession averaged approximately 5 million viewers per episode across all platforms

Season 2: WarnerMedia revealed that Season 2 of Succession averaged approximately 5 million viewers per episode across all platforms

Below: Despite its success at the Emmys, winning Best Drama Series and six other Emmys in 2020, the viewership average is still well below other recent shows

Below: Despite its success at the Emmys, winning Best Drama Series and six other Emmys in 2020, the viewership average is still well below other recent shows

The Season 3 premiere picks up right where the bombshell Season 2 finale left off, following Kendall Roy’s (Jeremy Strong) bombshell announcement that his legendary father Logan Roy (Brian Cox) was complicit in the company’s history of sexual abuse, and much more.

This new season will find Logan trying to secure alliances from his family and political allies, while Kendall tries to launch a company of his own. 

The cast also includes Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Alan Ruck, Hiam Abbass and J. Smith-Cameron, with Season 3 also introducing new characters played by Adrien Brody, Alexander Skarsgard, Sanaa Lathan and Hope Davis.

Bombshell: The Season 3 premiere picks up right where the bombshell Season 2 finale left off, following Kendall Roy's (Jeremy Strong, above) bombshell announcement that his legendary father Logan Roy (Brian Cox) was complicit in the company's history of sexual abuse, and much more

Bombshell: The Season 3 premiere picks up right where the bombshell Season 2 finale left off, following Kendall Roy’s (Jeremy Strong, above) bombshell announcement that his legendary father Logan Roy (Brian Cox) was complicit in the company’s history of sexual abuse, and much more

Logan: This new season will find Logan (above) trying to secure alliances from his family and political allies, while Kendall tries to launch a company of his own.

Logan: This new season will find Logan (above) trying to secure alliances from his family and political allies, while Kendall tries to launch a company of his own.



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