Did you tune in for the final episode of Succession? If you did, you were in good company. The series finale of Succession hit a new viewership high for the drama this past Sunday. 

Across linear HBO and Max streaming, the episode “With Open Eyes” drew 2.9 million viewers. This tops the show’s previous most-watched episode, S4E06 “Living+” (2.75 million viewers). The Succession season 4 finale’s nearly 3 million viewers represents a jump of 68% from the season 3 finale (1.7 million viewers). Overall, the final season averaged 8.7 million viewers per episode with extended viewing windows.

Succession explores themes of power and family dynamics through the eyes of patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and his four grown children, Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Siobhan (Sarah Snook), Roman (Kieran Culkin), and Connor (Alan Ruck). The drama has been a big awards contender, taking home 13 Primetime Emmy Awards, among other honors. The series is now available to stream in full on Max

Sunday night on HBO/Max also launched the series finale of Barry. The dark comedy series finale brought in 700,000 viewers, a 13% jump from its previous season finale. The final season of Barry averaged 3.4 million viewers per episode. 

Barry follows a hitman from the Midwest who moves to Los Angeles and gets caught up in the city’s theatre arts scene. In the final season, Cousineau (Henry Winkler) is hailed as a hero as Barry’s (Bill Hader) arrest has shocking consequences. You can now stream all four seasons of Barry on Max.

So, did you catch these big HBO finales live? What did you think about the end of Succession and Barry? Let us know in the comments below.

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