‘Watchmen’ is Cable’s Most-Watched New TV Show of 2019

/Film | 12/7/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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Who watches the Watchmen? Well, it turns out a whole lot of people do. Damon Lindelof‘s comic book series, based on the groundbreaking graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, has proven to be a super hit for HBO, with the best TV ratings for a new premium cable series this year. While it hasn’t reached the levels of Game of Thrones, Watchmen is HBO’s most-watched new series since Big Little Lies.

Variety reports that Watchmen is drawing an average of 7.1 million viewers across HBO’s linear channels and streaming platforms. That makes it premium cable’s most popular new series of 2019, and HBO’s most-watched new program since Big Little Lies.

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Of the seven episodes that have aired thus far, Watchmen‘s Episode 7, “An Almost Religious Awe,” drewdrew 779,000 viewers in Nielsen’s Live+Same Day ratings, the show’s highest numbers since its premiere, which drew 799,000 viewers. When counting all HBO platforms for the seventh episode, that number grew to 1.2 million viewers.

Watchmen‘s numbers have only been growing thanks to the tremendous word-of-mouth buzz building around the series. You only have to look to Twitter, and with the engagement with /Film’s own Watchmen weekly podcast, to...
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