“The Idol” Reaches Massive Streaming Debut Numbers

Although it has been getting some bad reviews lately, The Weeknd’s new HBO show “The Idol” has broken massive streaming numbers on the platform. 3.6 million people viewed the opening episode. According to HBO, this represents one of the biggest-ever streaming debuts in the network’s history. To put things in perspective, “The White Lotus” premiered in 2021 with 3 million viewers in its first week, whereas “Euphoria” (also helmed by Sam Levinson) nabbed 3.3 million in 2019.