‘Big Little Lies’ & ‘Euphoria’ Viewership Hit Series Highs For HBO

The July 7 airing of the fifth episode of Season 2 of the multiple Emmy-winning drama starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon and the fourth episode of the first season of the Zendaya-fronted teen drama both hit highs for the premium cabler.
Again, give some time for digital audiences that make up a truly significant aspect of today’s viewing patterns, and the series based on the Israeli show of the same time moved on up to an audience of 1.2 million. That’s a 24% rise from last week and up 5% from the series’ previous high of its June 16 debut.
Coming off the uptick of Big Little Lies, lead-out Euphoria found itself in a very good place too.
With yet another piercing performance from Season 2 addition and 2020 Emmy contender Meryl Streep, BLL actually rose 10% in sets of eyeballs from its June 30 show. The custody battle-vexed “Kill Me” episode snared 1.8 million viewers in its 9 PM airing on HBO, which was the best Big Little Lies ever has done in an original linear broadcast.
Then, jump forward a few days and the Andrea Arnold-directed show has leaped up to a total audience of 2.8 million with HBO Go, HBO Now and other online viewing. An evolving result that is also a best for Big Little Lies and expected to grow further in the coming days as more delayed-viewing data come in.
The Fourth of July holiday weekend turned out to be a great cause for celebration for HBO’s Big Little Lies and Euphoria.
Up against an also-rising The Loudest Voice over on Showtime, the “Shook One, Pt. II” episode of the controversial Sam Levinson series drew 609,000 viewers in its 10 PM slot.
Which now puts a bigger spotlight on the upcoming episodes of both shows this Sunday, doesn't it?” />