‘Lovecraft Country’ Premiere Draws 1.4 Million Multiplatform Viewers – Including HBO Max

Linear debut on HBO drew 760,000 viewers Sunday night

HBO’s newest series “Lovecraft Country,” from Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams, drew 1.4 million viewers across all platforms, including HBO Max, on Sunday night. While that is more or less in line with the network’s two other recent big debuts, “Watchmen” and “Perry Mason,” it was slightly below both out of the starting gate.

“Watchmen” started off its Emmy-nominated run last October with 1.5 million multiplatform viewers, with 800,000 of them tuning into the 9 p.m. ET linear premiere on HBO. In June, “Perry Mason” got off to HBO’s best start in almost two years with 1.7 million multiplatform viewers. Of those, 884,000 watched the 9 p.m. airing on HBO on June 21.

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Tim Baysinger

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