Alerts & Newsletters

By subscribing, I agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

“Congrats on saying the bigger number,” indeed.

HBO’s vaunted Succession kicked off its fourth and final season with an audience that improved upon its previous all-time high by a full 33%.

Sunday night’s season opener drew 2.3 million viewers across HBO Max and linear telecasts, based on Nielsen and first party data, marking a series high.

Total viewing for Sunday night was up 62% compared to last season’s premiere (which delivered 1.4 million viewers) and up 33% compared to last season’s finale (1.7 million), which was the previous record holder.

TVLine readers gave the episode an average grade of “A-“; watch our post mortem video above and an all-cast Q&A below.

Keeping things in perspective, though: Compared to other Sunday-night HBO Original premieres, the Succession Season 4 premiere’s total viewing number is tracking 51% higher than the Season 2 premiere of The White Lotus (which netted 1.5 million) but trails House of the Dragon (9.99. million), The Last of Us (4.7 million) and Euphoria (2.4 million) among recent HBO series.

Want scoop on Succession, or for any other show? Email and your question may be answered via Matt’s Inside Line.

What to Watch Today
June 09, 2023
03:00 AM
The Crowded RoomFlamin' HotThe LakeHuman ResourcesRuPaul's Drag Race All StarsSiloThe Snoopy ShowRenfield
09:00 PM
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Something NewRun the WorldWhose Line Is it Anyway?
PMC Logo
TVLine is a part of Penske Media Corporation. © 2023 TVLine Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved.