‘Succession’ Season 4 Premiere Hits Series High—And Tops ‘The White Lotus’


According to HBO’s announcement on Tuesday, the Season 4 premiere episode of the drama series Succession drew an average of 2.3 million viewers, setting a new high for the show. This was a significant increase from the Season 3 premiere episode’s 1.4 million viewers and the finale’s 1.7 million viewers. The episode was also viewed by 52% more viewers than the Season 2 premiere of the hit series The White Lotus. However, Succession’s viewership trailed behind other recent HBO shows such as The Last Of Us, House Of The Dragon, and Euphoria.

Last week, viewership of Succession on HBO Max increased by 4 times compared to the previous week. The show has been nominated for a total of 48 Emmy awards, winning 13, including Outstanding Drama Series in 2020 and 2022. HBO has become home to some of the most-watched and most-awarded series in recent years, including The White Lotus, which garnered 4 million viewers for its Season 2 finale and an average of 15.5 million viewers overall. The Last Of Us, which just aired its first season finale, garnered over 8.1 million viewers, increasing by 75% throughout the season.

Creator Jesse Armstrong has announced that Season 4 of Succession marks the end of the show, stating that “there’s a promise in the title of Succession. I’ve never thought this could go on forever.” Forbes estimated that the fictional fortune of main character Logan Roy would be worth $18 billion.