HBO’s new sci-fi TV series, Westworld is a fruit of real hard work indeed. The show was ordered to pilot in 2013 but had many delays after that with it being planned to premiere last year as the final decision. This kind of thing usually ends up with the product ending up not as well as desired, however, Westworld already impressed both critics and viewers.
The rating numbers are in and the show just pulled the largest number of people for HBO since True Detective’s premiere in January 2014. Not the premiere of Game of Thrones, no, it did not do THAT well.
Deadline reports that the premiere was watched by a total number of 3.3 million people (equal to the one of True Detective while not catching up to Game of Thrones’ premiere watched by 4.2 million people).
Although it is not certain that Westworld will keep attracting that many people. Positive word of mouth will certainly help it do that. Well, it better be there to stay cause HBO just spent $100 million for the first season comprised of 10 episodes.