The Last of Us has officially surpassed House of the Dragon in terms of viewership on HBO. This news comes as a surprise to many, as House of the Dragon was highly anticipated and heavily promoted by the network.
The Last of Us, on the other hand, is a video game adaptation that was released on HBO Max earlier this year. Despite not having the same level of hype as House of the Dragon, it has managed to capture the attention of viewers and become a hit.
The Last of Us is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a fungal infection has turned most of humanity into zombie-like creatures. The story follows Joel, a smuggler, and Ellie, a young girl who may hold the key to a cure for the infection. The game was highly praised for its storytelling and characters, and the TV adaptation has been similarly well-received.
House of the Dragon, on the other hand, is a prequel to Game of Thrones that focuses on the Targaryen family. The series was highly anticipated due to the success of Game of Thrones, but it has received mixed reviews from critics and fans alike.
The Last of Us has managed to surpass House of the Dragon in terms of viewership despite not having the same level of promotion or hype. This is likely due to the popularity of the video game and the strong word-of-mouth buzz surrounding the TV adaptation.
It’s worth noting that The Last of Us has only aired four episodes so far, while House of the Dragon has aired six. It’s possible that House of the Dragon could still surpass The Last of Us in viewership as more episodes are released.
Regardless, The Last of Us has proven to be a hit for HBO and has cemented itself as a must-watch series for fans of the video game and post-apocalyptic genre. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the season plays out and if it can maintain its momentum in viewership.
Overall, this news is a testament to the power of strong storytelling and word-of-mouth buzz. While House of the Dragon had all the hype and promotion, The Last of Us managed to capture viewers’ attention through its compelling characters and story. It’s a reminder that sometimes, less is more when it comes to marketing and promotion.