Good news for our end Bhakta Episode 5 will hit HBO Max two days earlier.
The next episode of the Pedro Pascal-led series will be available on HBO Max starting February 10 at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT. Typically, an HBO Original debuts on HBO Max at the same time the episode begins airing on the East Coast.
The episode will still air on HBO in its regular time slot of Sunday nights at 9 pm ET/PT. The East Coast broadcast will clash with the Super Bowl, possibly due to the fact that HBO is debuting the episode earlier.
our end It posted impressive viewership gains in the first three weeks of its run. The premiere episode brought in 4.7M same-day viewers, its biggest debut since House of the Dragon from Boardwalk Empire Launched in 2010. Viewership for Episode 3 was up 37%, with 6.4M people tuning in across HBO Max and linear channels — and that’s in the first half of the episode against the AFC Championship on the East Coast.
However, the Super Bowl is a different animal. Last year, 99.2 million people in the United States watched the Rams vs. Bengals game, more than double the audience for the NFL playoffs.
The series has been attracting more viewers of late, with the first two episodes averaging over 21M viewers. But by releasing Episode 5 early, HBO won’t have to rely on delayed viewing to connect with the show’s core audience.
our end, which is based on the PlayStation game, takes place 20 years after the destruction of modern civilization. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small task soon turns into a brutal journey as they both have to cross the United States and rely on each other to survive.
It stars Pascal, Bella Ramsay, Gabriel Luna, Anna Torv, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett and Nick Offerman as well as Melanie Lynskey, Storm Reid, Merle Dandridge, Jeffrey Pearce, Lamar Johnson, Kevon Woodard, Graham Greene, Ellen Miles, Ashley Johnson. and Troy Baker.
After next week, new episodes of the series will air Sundays at 9 pm ET/PT on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max, leading up to the March 12 season finale.