The season three (and perhaps series) finale of “Ted Lasso” delivered record streaming numbers for Apple TV+, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Viewers watched 1.24 billion minutes’ worth of the Emmy-winning comedy for the week of May 29-June 4 — the first time any show on Apple’s streaming service has topped a billion minutes, the article adds. The season three finale, released May 31, accounted for 529 million of those minutes (about 42.5 percent of the total), which Nielsen says is the highest weekly total for a single episode of “Ted Lasso.”
Since it premiered in August 2020, Ted Lasso has drawn more than 25 billion minutes of viewing in the U.S., according to Nielsen. Through June 4, the season two finale was the biggest single episode at 960 million minutes — “a total that the season three closer seems likely to pass, given that it got more than halfway there in a single week,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
According to Nielsen, “Ted Lasso” finished third among all titles for the week. The top two from the previous week — Netflix’s “FUBAR” (1.73 billion minutes) and “SWAT” (1.41 billion), which has episodes on Netflix, Hulu and Paramount+ — remain unchanged.
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