the last chapter of succession continues to generate reactions and news. This time, they have to do with the number of users who tuned in to the series finale last Sunday, May 28, 2023. The total audience represented a new record for the program. Good news for your producer, HBO.
After its premiere in 2018, succession began to grow progressively within the HBO audience and beyond this platform. Suddenly, like a rumor, one and the other began to talk about a production that was attractive due to the tension that was woven between its characters. It was a family drama that could be as shocking as, at times, moving.
Five years ago that rumor began to spread. Meanwhile, the HBO series was positioning itself in the collective imagination as one of those productions that you had to keep an eye on. In not a few cases, it was tried to settle down to watch entire seasons to catch up and not arrive at the wrong time in relation to the conclusion, the most watched in the history of that program.
The end of successionthe episode with the highest live audience of the series
The last episode of the fourth and final season of succession it was presented without the outcome of the production being clear. Legions of viewers came to that episode opening different debates, theories and opinions in relation to the conclusion. That framework explains why the series finale was the most watched within the franchise.
According to data supplied by Warner Bros. Discovery, 2.9 million characters synced the final chapter of succession last Sunday May 28, 2023. What does that figure represent within the franchise? It is the highest of the four seasons, surpassing the mark left by episode 6 of that same installment, which added a total of 2.75 million viewers.
The expectation was high and the audience, in its own way, responded to the HBO production. There are not few voices that suggest to succession as one of the best series of the decade. On the other hand, personalities like Stephen King have been indifferent to the television phenomenon. For now, a fifth season is not planned nor is there any spin-off.
For its creator, Jesse Armstrong“It feels wicked to end it because it’s been so incredibly meaningful.”. However, “one of the few things he can be really tough on is protecting the show, its integrity. Once I was clear about it (the ending), there were no doubts about it. I had a lot of sadness. But he was like, ‘Okay. This is how it should be,’” he said.