Succession Finale Draws 2.9 Million Viewers, HBO Estimates

Series finale rakes in big numbers

FILE - Sarah Snook, from left, Alan Ruck, Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong and Kieran Culkin attend the premiere of HBO's "Succession" season four at Jazz at Lincoln Center on March 20, 2023, in New York. Warner Bros. Discovery unveiled a streaming service Wednesday, April 12, combining HBO programming with a mix of unscripted TV series in a push to reap more subscribers from what so far has been a muddled media merger. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
  • HBO said 2.9 million people watched or streamed the series finale of Succession on Sunday night, a series record that is expected to grow as delayed viewing is taken into account.
  • That beat the first-night record of 2.75 million for an episode that aired on April 30, earlier in the fourth and last season of the family drama about a media company.
  • The audience can be expected to expand significantly when delayed viewing is taken into account. For example, “Succession” episodes this season have been seen by an average of 8.7 million viewers, according to the Nielsen company.