Chernobyl beats Game of Thrones to score a digital viewership record at HBO

Chernobyl is reportedly getting cumulative viewership higher than Amy Adam's Sharp Objects (7.3 million), might soon surpass True Detective.

FP Staff June 14, 2019 17:46:06 IST
Chernobyl beats Game of Thrones to score a digital viewership record at HBO

HBO's gripping miniseries Chernobyl, about the meltdown and explosion of the nuclear power plant in the USSR in 1986, has managed to get everyone's attention. The show is not only currently rated as the highest fan-scored TV show on IMDB, but has also set a new record for digital viewership at HBO.

During its five-episode run, Chernobyl netted over 52% of its total viewership from HBO Go, HBO Now, and other digital platforms. That breaks the previous record of 46%, held by none other than magnum opus Game of Thrones, and it’s the first series to pass the 50% mark in that realm, reports Deadline.

Chernobyl beats Game of Thrones to score a digital viewership record at HBO

A still from Chernobyl. Image from Twitter

The report further adds that Chernobyl  is getting cumulative viewership higher than Amy Adam's Sharp Objects (7.3 million), might soon surpass True Detective and is just under the star-studded Big Little Lies, but it does have one record all to itself.

Chernobyl premiered on 6 May and ended on 3 June. Craig Mazin (The Hangover II, The Hangover III and The Huntsman: Winter’s War) has created, written and executive produced the show, while Johan Renck has served as the director.

Jared Harris plays Valery Legasov, a Soviet nuclear physicist. Stellan Skarsgård is seen as Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shcherbina while Emily Watson is the fictional scientist Ulana Khomyuk.

Updated Date:

also read

Kanye West, now Ye, reportedly planning to travel to Russia, meet Vladimir Putin
Entertainment

Kanye West, now Ye, reportedly planning to travel to Russia, meet Vladimir Putin

Kanye West heads to Russia to work on new business deals with Aras Agalarov, the Azerbaijani-Russian billionaire businessman with ties to Donald Trump

Rust armourer sues film's ammunition supplier over mixing dummy and live weapons
Entertainment

Rust armourer sues film's ammunition supplier over mixing dummy and live weapons

Rust armourer sued the film's ammunition supplier, accusing him of leaving real bullets among the dummy cartridges, resulting in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer.

Netflix plans to develop two sequels of Red Notice; Rawson Marshall Thurber expected to direct
Entertainment

Netflix plans to develop two sequels of Red Notice; Rawson Marshall Thurber expected to direct

Netflix aims to start production on the sequels in 2023, with Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds to return.