The series premiere of Damon Lindelof’s “Watchmen” put up more than a good fight for HBO on Sunday. The debut of the sequel series based on Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore’s iconic graphic novel scored 1.5 million multiplatform viewers across HBO’s platforms, including HBO, HBO Now and HBO Go, last night.
The premiere marks the strongest digital debut for an HBO series since the premiere of “Westworld” in 2016.
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The 9 p.m. airing of “Watchmen” alone put up 800,000 viewers, making it premium cable’s most-watched new series debut this year, according to the pay TV channel. And linear viewing of Sunday night’s premiere telecast was 21% above last week’s “Succession” Season 2 finale.
Based on Moore and Gibbons’ acclaimed comic book series set in the ’80s, the show...