‘Euphoria’ Holds Its Own Amid Super Bowl LVI, Tallies Series High With 5.1 Million Viewers


HBO’s Euphoria climbed to new heights on Sunday, despite competition from the evening’s main attraction, Super Bowl LVI. The latest episode brought in a series-high 5.1 million viewers across all platforms, rising 20% from the previous week and surpassing the season average by 45%.

As the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals battled it out at SoFi Stadium, Euphoria returned with its own ups and downs. After Rue’s (Zendaya) desperate attempts to get her next fix, she makes amends with sponsor Ali (Coleman Domingo). Meanwhile, Nate (Jacob Elordi) looks to pick up the pieces after his father’s dramatic scene. He searches for his dad’s controversial tape, which leads him to violently threaten Maddy, who gives up the DVD. Lexi (Maude Apatow) and Fez (Angus Cloud) spend some quality time together.

For a fifth consecutive week, Euphoria was the No. 1 title on HBO Max in the U.S., and the top series globally, per HBO. The series was also the No. 1 most social broadcast beyond the Super Bowl on Sunday. At the time of this writing, Euphoria’s Season 2 debut has tallied a total of 16.7 million viewers across platforms.

Euphoria, which has already been renewed for Season 3, is written, directed and executive produced by creator Sam Levinson. Additional executive producers are Kevin Turen, Ravi Nandan, Drake, Adel “Future” Nur, Zendaya, Will Greenfield, Ashley Levinson, Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin, and Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein. Additional EPs are Gary Lennon, Mirit Toovi, Tmira Yardeni, Yoram Mokady.

The series, produced in partnership with A24, is based on the Israeli series of the same name that was created by Leshem and  Levin, from HOT. The transgender consultant is Scott Turner Schofield. Kenneth Yu serves as a producer; Harrison Kreiss, Julio Perez and Jeremy O. Harris are co-producers.

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