The series premiere of the Kate Winslet-featuring limited series Mare of Easttown drew 1 million viewers on Sunday across HBO and HBO Max, with the premium network saying it denoted the second-best for a series debut on HBO Max behind a week ago’s strong numbers for The Nevers.
The Nevers, the Victorian sci-fi drama series made and executive produced by Joss Whedon, drew simply over 1.4 million watchers across linear broadcasts and digital April 12.
Mare Of Easttown’s beginning coordinated with the premiere-night performances of HBO hits Succession and Euphoria in the 10 p.m. Sunday time slot, as per HBO on Monday.
Made by Brad Ingelsby and directed by Craig Zobel, the seven-part Easttown stars Kate Winslet as Mare Sheehan, a small-town Pennsylvania detective who researches a local murder as life disintegrates around her.
Angourie Rice, Cailee Spaeny, David Denman, Evan Peters, James McArdle, Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart, Joe Tippett, John Douglas Thompson, Patrick Murney, Neal Huff, and Sosie Bacon likewise star alongside Anthony Norman, Cameron Mann, Drew Scheid, Eisa Davis, Enid Graham, Izzy King, Justin Hurtt-Dunkley, Kiah McKirnan, Kate Arrington, Mackenzie Lansing, Ruby Cruz, Jack Mulhern, and Madeleine Weinstein.
Concerning rating comparisons, the series debut of Lovecraft Country in August 2020 drew 1.4 million viewers across its platforms during its first night; it was the first time HBO rolled HBO Max numbers into its initial ratings.