The Roys have returned. The Season 4 premiere of Succession attracted an audience of 2.3 million viewers on Sunday.
The viewership for Sunday’s episode showed an increase of approximately 33% compared to the Season 3 finale, which had 1.7 million viewers. HBO reported that Season 3 had an average of 7.2 million viewers per episode.
Accordingly, HBO reports that the viewership of previous seasons of Succession increased by four times in the week prior the Season 4 premiere, compared with the week before.
The premiere episode of Succession Season 4 had fewer viewers compared to other Sunday shows like House of the Dragon, The Last of Us, and Euphoria. However, it did perform better than the Season 2 premiere of The White Lotus. It will be interesting to see if Succession also experiences a rise in viewership throughout the season, like The White Lotus did.
The Roy family is facing a potential sale of their media conglomerate, Waystar Royco, to tech visionary Lukas Matsson. This has caused existential angst and familial division among patriarch Logan Roy and his four grown children, Kendall, Siobhan, Roman, and Connor. The family is facing a power struggle as they consider a future where their cultural and political influence is at risk.
Succession has received 13 Emmys, including Best Drama Series awards for its second and third seasons. The third season was released in 2021.
Armstrong is responsible for creating, executive producing, and showrunning the series, with additional executive producers including Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod, Tony Roche, Scott Ferguson, Jon Brown, Lucy Prebble, Will Tracy, and Will Ferrell.
New episodes of the series premiere on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on HBO Max.