The Last of Us officially has more viewers than House of the Dragon

HBO confirmed that Season 1 of The Last of Us has had higher viewership numbers compared to House of the Dragon.

Move aside Vhagar, a more massive behemoth just arrived in town. After House of the Dragon set a new viewership record for HBO with 29 million viewers per episode, The Last of Us is averaging at least a million more viewers, as its season finale reached 8.2 million viewers on HBO Max and cable TV in the United States on its first night.

It wouldn't surprise us if The Last of Us on HBO ends up setting a new viewership record once it's all said and done.

HBO confirmed the good news itself, revealing that The Last of Us' first episode is already approaching 40 million viewers in the United States. Furthermore, HBO confirmed that The Last of Us is already the "most-watched show in the history of HBO Max in both Europe and Latin America."

According to HBO, the finale's viewership marked a "75% increase in debut night viewing compared to the series premiere."

When you consider how big the first episode of The Last of Us was, you can't blame HBO for giving multiple more seasons of the show the green light.

The Last of Us Season 1 ended on March 12. It saw the conclusion of Joel and Ellie's adventure as the former went from broken father to someone who finally found another person worth protecting at all costs, while the latter found a father figure and someone to look up to.

The crushing finale set up the events of The Last of Us Part II, which, until much recently, was the most GOTY'd game of all time.

Given that The Last of Us Season 2 (and 3) aren't coming anytime soon, anyone who's curious to find out more about how the story goes can check out the video games. The Last of Us Part I is finally coming to the PC later this month while The Last of Us Multiplayer will get an official reveal later this year.

After that, Naughty Dog is rumored to be making The Last of Us Part III but Druckmann is saying otherwise.

The Last of Us on HBO is officially confirmed for multiple more seasons.

As for the show, The Last of Us Season 2 will have a chance to dethrone Game of Thrones Season 8, which averaged 44 million viewers per episode, whenever it comes out.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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