'Euphoria' Becomes the Second-Most Watched Series on HBO

The viewership numbers continue to roll in for 'Euphoria,' which recently became the network's second-most watched series, trailing only 'Game of Thrones.'

Sam Levinson and cast attend HBO's 'Euphoria' Season 2 Photo Call.

Sam Levinson and cast attend HBO's 'Euphoria' Season 2 Photo Call.

Sam Levinson and cast attend HBO's 'Euphoria' Season 2 Photo Call.

Season 2 of Euphoria ended with a bang, and we’re not talking about Ashtray. 

Varietyreports last night’s season finale pulled in a series-high 6.6 million viewers. Season 2 episodes of the Sam Levinson-created series are currently averaging 16 million viewers, making it the network’s second-most watched show since 2004, trailing only Game of Thrones. But that’s not all. Deadline reports that Euphoria is now the most-tweeted about show of the decade in the United States, according to Twitter.

It’s the latest in a long list of accomplishments for the second season of Euphoria.

The season premiere accumulated 13.1 million viewers across HBO and HBO Max in the weeks that followed its initial Jan. 9 air date. By the fourth episode, viewership numbers for Season 2 were up nearly 100 percent compared to the first season. 

HBO announced that Euphoria had been renewed for a third season. However, as star and executive producer Zendaya celebrated the Season 2 finale Sunday night, she acknowledged via Instagram that the series wouldn’t be back “for a while.” Levinson’s latest project, The Idol, which was co-created by Reza Fahim and The Weeknd, is in production at the moment. 

The six-episode series stars Lily-Rose Depp and Troye Sivan, as well as Elizabeth Berkley Lauren (Saved by the Bell), Nico Hiraga (Booksmart), Melanie Liburd (Power Book II: Ghost), Anne Heche, and Tunde Adebimpe of the band TV on the Radio. The Idol tells the story of a “self-help guru and leader of a modern-day cult, who develops a complicated relationship with an up-and-coming pop idol.” 

As for Zendaya, she’s rumored to begin filming Dune: Part Two in July. Even though she appeared in the first film for a total of seven minutes, her character promises to take on a more prominent role in the next installment. 

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