HBO Now Hits 2 Million Subscribers Thanks To Westworld

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By this point, we don’t need to tell you that Westworld was a smashing success for HBO. Setting numerous records and becoming one of the most talked about shows of last year, not to mention all the awards recognition it’s been receiving, it’s clear that the network has a new hit on their hands. In case you needed more evidence of that though, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes got on the phone with investors today and dropped some impressive stats.

Thanks to Westworld (and, of course, Game of Thrones), HBO Now subscriptions have exceeded two million (domestic) and are constantly increasing. Not only that, but the company estimates that their new sci-fi series also helped generate a 6% increase in revenue, allowing them to reach an impressive $1.5 billion. Pretty good for a show that isn’t exactly geared for the mainstream, eh?

So, all signs point to Westworld having a very long life on the air then, which is great to hear. We already know that season 2 is a go – though it unfortunately won’t arrive until 2018, at the earliest – and after seeing how much it’s helped the company to grow, we’ve no doubt that it’ll be sticking around for the long run. With a whopping 12 million viewers per episode and holding the title of the most-watched first season for any HBO series, ever, it’s obvious that fans just can’t get enough of the puzzling, thought-provoking and thrilling new show, and with the cast already teasing what we’ll see in season 2, it truly sounds like things have only just begun to take off.

Tell us, were you one of the 12 million people who tuned into Westworld last year? If so, what were your thoughts on it? Were you left just as satisfied as everyone else? Take to the comments section and let us know! Also, if you haven’t done so, be sure to check out the video below for a look at what we may get in season 2.

Source: Polygon

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