It was, however, down almost 30% compared to the season 2 premiere of Westworld that drew in 2.1 million viewers.
Watch our spoiler-filled discussion/review of the first episode of HBO’s Watchmen!
For comparison, Watchmen was well behind the phenomenon that was Game of Thrones, which saw 17.4 million tune in for the first episode of the eighth and final season earlier this year.
HBO said that Watchmen’s premiere was “the strongest debut performance for a series on its digital platforms since the series premiere of “Westworld” in 2016,” with an average of 800,000 viewers watching the first episode this past Sunday.
In our review of Watchmen’s debut, we said: “It has the right atmosphere and all the right things on its mind, from white supremacy to police overreach, but it delivers them in jumbled fashion.”
HBO’s Watchmen: Season 1 Gallery
For more on Watchmen, read on as to why Watchmen used that particular historical event to open the show, check out 15 comic book references from the premiere, and learn more about that weird storm.
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