‘The Last of Us’ continues to break records on HBO, but an unexpected series threatens its reign on a regular basis

Some people don’t even know it exists, but on HBO Max it’s already an institution and for a few days a week it even comes to snatch the position.

The Last of Us It is being a real success on HBO. Connoisseurs and non-connoisseurs of the video game saga of which it is an adaptation have surrendered at their feet and lThe post-apocalyptic series has already secured a place of honor among the best television productions of the year 2023. And well deserved by the way.

Such has been the success of the series starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey that it has even managed to improve the ‘performance’ of the house of the dragon last 2022, which caused a real furor at its premiere and attracted an infinite number of onlookers wanting to discover if the ‘spin-off’ lived up to the best times of Game of Thrones. But while the Targaryen series experienced some dips as it progressed, The Last of Us continued to grow week after week in its first issues and has once again smashed its own records with the broadcast of its new -and penultimate- episode.

Take note: ‘In our lowest hours’ (1×08) managed to gather nothing less than 8.1 million viewers last Sunday night, both during its linear broadcast and counting the viewings through HBO Max. A figure that represents a growth of 74% compared to the first episode of the series on January 16 and that leaves its previous record in the ground: the one recorded by ‘Mucho mucho tiempo’ (1×03), better known as the episode of Bill and Frank, which scored 6.4 million viewers.

With only one episode remaining that will put the finishing touch to the first season of The Last of Usthe record could be broken in just a few days, with the broadcast of the outcome next Sunday, March 12 -March 13 in Spain through HBO Max-, but there is another series that lately threatens the reign of post-apocalyptic fiction in a completely unexpected way. And the truth is that for a few days a week he even manages to do it.

The series in question is Cormorant Strikea BBC One series in association with HBO and based on the detective novels of the same name by Robert Galbraith, a pseudonym under which the author of Harry Potter JK Rowling has been writing them between 2013 and 2022.

According to the page Flix Patrol, Cormorant Strike manages to unseat The Last of Us both today and yesterday and last week it was also at the top of most viewed for at least a couple of days. However, when looking at data that includes the entire week, The Last of Us it quickly regains its leadership and even doubles the British ‘thriller’. It is not the first time it has happened.

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There is a series that is snacking on ‘The Last of Us’ and nobody has seen it coming: without infected but with a lot of human corrosion

In the first broadcasts of The Last of Us something similar happened with The White Lotuswhich experienced growth perhaps as a result of the success of the series over the video game.

In any case, though Cormorant Strike not be as successful as The Last of Usdetective fiction undoubtedly generates interest among the audience, which has several seasons available on the platform.