EXCLUSIVE: There are many anecdotes about what a global sensation Chernobyl has become for HBO's real history.
And unlike the initially repressed havoc that still left some parts of Ukraine over 30 years of radiation and threatened Europe, the data for the mini-series led by Jared Harris, Emily Watson and Stellan Skarsgård is nothing short of good. In fact, the numbers of Chernobyl are killer kills, almost equivalent to those of a particular Arkansas thriller.
More specifically, after the number of viewers has risen almost continuously since May The historic drama launched by Craig Mazin, which debuted on June 3, was premiered in front of 8 million viewers.
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This is better than the 7.3 million viewers who had Amy Adams' series Sharp Objects last summer in eight episodes. While the seven episodes of the first season of Big Little Lies were still outside the 8.5 million zone, Chernobyl is now directly behind it and could even surpass it soon, the 8, 1 million cumulative third-season audience with eight episodes of True Detective.
And remember, all those high-profile shows that are used to make comparisons in the big Sunday night of television.
The five episodes of Chernobyl were on HBO's relatively new expansion area on Monday, which was previously a gathering place for toxic shows. In this regard, a look at the results of Chernobyl supported by Kary Antholis, will certainly impress WarnerMedia's brass media, which will lead the inventory of the once-in-a lifetime Richard Plepler-led premium cable to programming for several nights increase for future streaming services.
What might really impress John Stankey and the AT & T crowd is the explosion from the past Chernobyl and his vision of the last days of the USSR has its flag deep into the present and the present The way people look at the small screen in 2019.
If you break down the number of Chernobyl dedicated viewers, there are 35% linear, 13% OD and massive 52% of HBO Go, HBO Now and other OTT platforms. This last number is the ace in the hand for HBO and also a record breaker. No other HBO series has ever surpassed 50% of their digital contribution. As expected, the previous record holder Game of Thrones was David Benioff and D.B. The Emmy winner of the Weiss-EP never made it over 46% even in the last eighth and last season.
" Chernobyl shows that a great series will find an audience," commented HBO Entertainment chief Casey Bloys. For today's deadline, the remarkable numbers that hit and surpass the limited series in what is now Ukraine said , "Could not be prouder and so happy that viewers on our platforms were looking for it," added the CEO. Russian state television is swinging a sickle and planning its own version of the story, in which a CIA agent is at the center of the meltdown. On this side of the former Iron Curtain, the apparent Emmy contender Chernobyl has established himself as the IMDB's best TV station in recent days with 9.7 out of 10 When I called the series the show you in had to see my review from May 2nd.
At the same time, Chernobylmania prompted the creator Mezin to go on social media on Tuesday to warn against misery tourism. Visits to the still-maintained exclusion zone around the former rector and the ghost town of Pripyat have risen by double digits, and since Chernobyl on HBO and Sky UK, tourism has made its debut in the exclusion zone. But yes, I saw the photos.
When you visit us, please remember that a terrible tragedy has happened there. Behave with respect for those who have suffered and sacrificed.
– Craig Mazin (@clmazine) June 11, 2019