The Last Of Us becomes a runaway success with over 3 million Sky UK viewers

The Last Of Us becomes a runaway success with over 3 million Sky UK viewers

Tuesday 31 January 2023

Critically acclaimed series, The Last of Us, is proving to be a smash-hit for Sky UK with the first episode reaching over 3.05 million UK viewers, reflected in the 7-day cumulative audience figure. The Last Of Us marks Sky Atlantic’s second-biggest US drama debut, behind only House of the Dragon which launched last August.

With over three times as many viewers now having seen the first episode compared to the initial UK overnights, the 7-day cumulative figure for episode two is building into the millions. Last night's heart-wrenching episode three which starred Murray Bartlett and Nick Offerman exceeded episode two overnight ratings as viewing for the series continues to rise.

Zai Bennett MD of Content at Sky said: With its standout episodes, the response to The Last of Us has been truly remarkable and the phenomenal viewing figures have shown just how infectious the series is.”

Renewed for a second season, The Last Of Us continues Monday 2am on Sky Atlantic and NOW in in the UK & Ireland. Sample episode one via Sky TV YouTube channel (18yrs+). Further episodes will be available via Sky or with a NOW Entertainment Membership .

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Notes to Editors

About The Last Of Us

The Last Of US takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal and heartbreaking journey as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.

Season one stars Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Anna Torv as Tess, Nico Parker as Sarah, Murray Bartlett as Frank, Nick Offerman as Bill, Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen, Storm Reid as Riley, Merle Dandridge as Marlene, Jeffrey Pierce as Perry, Lamar Johnson as Henry, Keivonn Woodard as Sam, Graham Greene as Marlon, and Elaine Miles as Florence. Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker also star.

The Last Of Us is based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation® platforms, is written and executive produced by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann. The series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television and is executive produced by Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, and Rose Lam. Production companies: PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog.

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