The premiere marks the strongest digital debut for an HBO series since the premiere of “Westworld” in 2016.
The 9 p.m. airing of “Watchmen” alone put up 800,000 viewers, making it premium cable’s most-watched new series debut this year, according to the pay TV channel. And linear viewing of Sunday night’s premiere telecast was 21% above last week’s “Succession” Season 2 finale.
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Based on Moore and Gibbons’ acclaimed comic book series set in the ’80s, the show exists “in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws.