Thanks to record-breaking viewership and history-making tweets, Season 2’s “Euphoria” finale has left fans feeling joyful.
According to WarnerMedia, the ensemble cast behind the blockbuster HBO series “Euphoria,” led by Zendaya, has entrenched “Euphoria” as the network’s second-most-watched drama since 2004, behind only “Game of Thrones.”
With 6.6 million viewers, the Season 2 finale set a new series high. Season 2 episodes of HBO’s “Euphoria” are currently averaging 16.3 million viewers, according to HBO. With only the first four episodes of Season 2, the second-season premiere has reached approximately 19 million people in the United States, with the per-episode viewership average up nearly 100 percent from the previous season.
The average audience for the first three seasons of “Game of Thrones” was 9.3 million, 11.6 million, and 14.4 million viewers, respectively. Season 4 of “Game of Thrones” averaged 19.1 million viewers, which “Euphoria” might likely surpass given the Season 1 premiere’s soaring streaming numbers.
Since the return of “Euphoria” in January, there have been 34 million tweets, a 51 percent increase in activity since the first season began in 2019. Memes have made up the majority of the tweets. On social media, executive producer Drake, as well as other celebs Ella Mai, Halsey, Jack Harlow, and Kid Cudi, have all expressed their opinions on the episodic drama.
The series’ weekly release approach has aided internet word of mouth more than a binge release streaming model, which has seen shows like “Ozark” come and go from the conversation quickly (despite massive numbers) with a full season drop.