HBO's Watchmen Premiere Ratings Revealed

Lawrence Kim
October 22, 2019

The debut of the sequel series based on Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore's iconic graphic novel scored 1.5 million multiplatform viewers across HBO's platforms, including HBO, HBO Now and HBO Go, last night.

Who will watch the Watchmen? However, the Regina King show's debut is also down nearly 30% on the season 2 premiere of "Westworld" from previous year, which drew 2.1 million viewers.

According to HBO, the premiere marked the strongest debut performance for a series on its digital platforms since the series premiere of "Westworld" in 2016. "Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name while attempting to break new ground of its own". (Look, we said there were going to be spoilers, okay?) But that doesn't mean the new series from creator Damon Lindelof, isn't filled with references to the original Watchmen.

King stars alongside Don Johnson, Jeremy Irons, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Hong Chau, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing and James Wolk.

Within the realm of HBO's Watchmen, Tulsa retains on reeling from the repercussions of a real event: the Tulsa slaughter of 1921 the place white occupants assaulted the African American organizations and people within the affluent Greenville area, which on the time was often known as the "Dark Wall Street". They based exacting new rules to safe themselves and their households, together with an method to hide their character by regularly sporting covers in broad daylight. Watchmen airs every Sunday night at 9PM on HBO.

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