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'Idol' Fewer than 1 Million Viewers on Opening Night

The premiere of The Idol didn’t draw a huge audience for HBO Sunday — but it did drop In line with a number of other series that have recently debuted on premium cable channels. Encountered most negative reviews , attracted 944, 000 viewers on HBO (premiere and three reruns) and Max on Sunday – most of which probably came from streaming on Max . (Final numbers for the show’s premiere will be announced Tuesday.)

The 901 ,000 Number of viewers ratioSuccession final season, immediately before The Idol on HBO Sundays at 9 p.m. The recent HBO drama debuts are pretty much the same, including Winning Time (901, Viewers) and The White Lotus Season 1)( 944, ). Euphoria from The Idol co-creator Sam Levinson to 1.1 million viewers on open.

If recent patterns hold, Idol audience will grow multiple times over the course of the season (HBO measures show debut Seasonal average of 000 days after the show). Winning Time Season 1 reached 6 million viewers per episode, Euphoria averaged 6.6 million viewers . The White Lotus Sect , which was built from beginning to end, ended its first season with an average of 9.3 million viewers per episode.

The Idol stars Lily-Rose Depp as a pop star hoping for a comeback, and Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye (also co-creator) plays a nightclub owner who brings Depp’s persona under his influence. Levinson, Tesfaye, and Reza Fahim created the series, which underwent extensive recasts and reshoots along the way (which also sparked discussions about Chaos environment on set , denied by HBO and the person in charge). Levinson, Tesfaye and Fahim executive produce with Kevin Turen, Ashley Levinson, Joe Epstein, BRON’s Aaron L. Gilbert and Sara E. White.



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