True Detective: Night Country Audience Grows for 2nd Straight Week, Opposite NFC Championship

More and more people are venturing into the eerie Night Country.

The third episode of HBO’s True Detective Season 4 delivered 2.7 million cross platform viewers this Sunday night, marking a 5% increase from Episode 2’s own premiere tally (2.6 million).

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Of note, True Detective this week aired opposite the final 45 minutes of the NFC Championship game between the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions, which averaged a not-insignificant 56.7 million total viewers (in Live+Same Day).

True Detective: Night Country‘s Jan. 14 premiere — which was up against a close NFL Wild Card game — delivered over 2 million viewers across platforms, compared to the White Lotus Season 2 premiere’s 1.5 million and the Euphoria Season 2 premiere’s 2.4 million. (TVLine readers gave the Night Country premiere an average grade of “A-.”)

With delayed playback and streaming, Night Country‘s Episode 1 audience has thus far grown to 10.7 million viewers across platforms, while Episode 2 currently stands at 8 million viewers. Those totals for Episodes 1 and 2 outpace both The White Lotus Season 2 and Succession Season 4, during a similar time frame.

HBO reports that True Detective also ranked No. 1 among all streaming titles on Max last week, though no supporting data points were provided.

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