MARE OF EASTTOWN Finale Is The Most-Watched Episode Ever On HBO Max
The season finale of HBO’S new murder-mystery Mare of Easttown with Kate Winslet and
Evan Peters hit on Sunday. And it was the most-watched episode ever on HBO Max.
Deadline reports: The final episode of the limited series drew four million viewers over the holiday weekend across HBO and HBO Max, with nearly three million viewers Sunday night (all platforms), marking a series high for both linear and digital, according to HBO. The finale also set the record as the most-watched episode of an Original Series on HBO Max during its first 24 hours of availability, besting the finales of recent hits The Undoing and The Flight Attendant over the same period of time. Mare of Easttown also joins The Undoing as the only series in HBO’s history to see consecutive growth week-to-week. Viewership still is expected to grow further via additional telecasts and digital viewing.
In the suburbs of Philadelphia, a detective named Mare Sheehan investigates the recent murder of a teenage mother while trying to keep her own life from falling apart. Mare is a local hero, having been the star of a high-school basketball championship game 25 years ago. She has also been unable to solve the case of another missing young girl for a year, leading many in the community to doubt her detective skills. Her personal troubles include a divorce, a son lost to suicide, and an ex-heroin addict daughter-in-law battling for custody of Mare’s grandson.
The HBO original limited series currently sports a killer 92% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes. The Critics Consensus: Grounded by a career-best Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown’s ambitions at times exceed its reach, but its central mystery is supported by such strong sense of place and character it hardly matters.
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