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There is no doubt that Euphoria is among HBO’s most popular series, and its second season concluded this weekend. A total of 6.6 million people tuned in to the finale from every HBO platform out there, particularly HBO Max, according to recent reports.

Second only to Game of Thrones, HBO’s second most popular show, Euphoria has become the network’s most-watched series.

According to Variety, HBO’s coming-of-age drama Euphoria, starring Zendaya, currently has an average number of viewers with 16.3 million on every episode. The current method of gauging HBO’s audience only began in 2004, however, the network has the second-highest average viewership since then.

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Euphoria is a delight in every sense of the word

Once again, “Euphoria” was the highest-rated show on HBO Max in both Europe and Latin America for a 7th week in a row. While only the first four episodes of its second season had been aired as of February 1, ‘Euphoria’s view-count per episode ratio has already increased over 100 percent from the previous season.

On February 13, the show also set a new series record when it aired in conjunction with Super Bowl LVI. With 34 million tweets, ‘Euphoria’ has also become the most trending series or show of the decade on Twitter thus far in the United States.

During Rue’s sophomore year at East Highland High School, played by Zendaya, the lives of the other students in her class are intertwined. Several of the season’s most contentious issues came to a climax in the season finale, with more than one of them ending in violence.

Game of Thrones’ 8 and final season in 2019 averaged 46 million viewers each episode, making it the most successful season of an HBO series in the past 18 years, followed by Euphoria’s second season averaging 16.3 million viewers.

In comparison

What many Singapore news outlets don’t talk much about is that HBO counts all of its programming up to 90 days after the launch date in order to get a sense of how many people saw it. There will be a more true apples-to-apples comparison of “Euphoria” to “Game of Thrones” when it reaches that 90-day window of growth.

This compares to 6.6 million viewers for the first 90 days of “Euphoria” Season 1. For the 7th week in a succession, “Euphoria” was the best exclusive title on HBO Max in the United States, and it was also the top show for the week in Latin America and Europe, at some point recently.

After broadcasting just the first 4 episodes of season 2, the show’s average episode viewership was already risen significantly to 100% from its first season according to many SG news reports. On February 13, the show drew a record-breaking audience when it broadcast alongside the Super Bowl LVI.

The second season sets the bar higher

The second season of Euphoria is meant for those who desired that Spring Breakers had a more logical script with emotional ties and interpersonal issues. Much more than in the first season, it takes its role as an artistic retreat as seriously as it does its duty as a theatrical narrative that speaks frankly about suffering and sorrow’s opposite.

At such a time when racial conflicts were simmering, Euphoria Season 1 was released into the world with the intention of stirring things up. It seemed to be conscious of how others would see it.

When Season 2 begins, it feels like a Tarantino-inspired crime caper, with the underused Angus Cloud as Fez taking center stage in a sequence of heart-pounding scenes meant to draw viewers into the show’s world and keep them there.

While on hiatus, the program didn’t lose its cool, and it gained a few things that it didn’t have the first time around – a goal to first amuse, and the competence to accomplish it. By making bold decisions instead of simply crossing the boundary to get attention from the audience.

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