Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso,” nominated for 20 Emmy Awards, debuted its second season on Friday, July 23. And it delivered the streaming service’s biggest premiere day ever, largest opening weekend ever and #1 debut across all series and movies, Apple told Deadline.
About the streaming accomplishments of ‘Ted Lasso’
The tech giant didn’t provide hard numbers to back its claims, but says:
- During the Ted Lasso season two premiere weekend July 23-25, Apple TV+ grew its new viewers by a record-breaking 50% week-over-week. There was halo effect, with Ted Lasso helping boost viewership for Apple TV+’s comedies “Schmigadoon,” “Physical,” and “Mythic Quest,” as well during the three-day period.
- The viewership for the opening weekend “Ted Lasso”’s second season was six times bigger than the viewership for the series premiere weekend last year.
- Premiering on Apple TV+ in more than 100 countries, the “Ted Lasso” season two opener drove Apple TV+ to +200% viewership increase vs. the previous weekend across the United States, U.K., Canada, India, Italy, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, France and more.
About Apple TV+
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