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Halo TV series sets viewership record for Paramount+

kingfey

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The premiere episode of Halo, the new tv series based on the game originally developed by Bungie, has set a viewership record on streaming platform Paramount +.

According to Paramount, the show, which debuted last week on the platform, broke the previously established record set by 1883, a series that aired in November.

Viewing figures for streaming platforms aren’t typically released, but it’s worth noting that a Paramount+ show has never been in the streaming top 10 provided by Nielsen, an American agency that tracks television ratings.

“Bringing Halo to life as a streaming series has been one of the most rewarding efforts for Paramount+ to date and we could not be more thrilled at the massive fan response to the series’ debut,” said Tanya Giles, Chief Programming Officer at Paramount+ in a statement about the new show.

Halo started development as a TV show at Xbox, where it stalled for years. It was memorably featured as part of the disastrous E3 2013 Xbox One reveal press conference. The TV show was later resurrected at Paramount+ in a bid to create original content for the new streaming platform.

“Along with our phenomenal partners at Showtime, 343 Industries and Amblin Television, we cannot wait for fans to experience more of this incredible universe.” Tanya Giles continued. Amblin Television is a production company headed by cinema icon Steven Spielberg

The show has already been renewed for a second season and stars Pablo Schreiber as the Master Chief and Jen Taylor as Cortana. In a controversial move, the first episode of the show was widely promoted as giving viewers the first full look at The Master Chief without his helmet on. While the character has removed his helmet in the Halo games, it’s always obscured so that the player never gets a direct look.
 

kingfey

Banned
Seems like good, but only heard about Paramount streaming when Halo TV become a thing.
paramount+ has some football matches streaming. Especially the UEFA matches.

I dont know if it will work on where you are now though.
 
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Lmao, they're just straight up shitting on the new Star Trek shows with this news. People have always suspected that Kurtzman Trek has extremely low viewership, this pretty much confirms it.
Edit: According to the article, 1883 also set a record last year. No mention of Star Trek viewership back then either lol
 
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Paramount + has a free 7 day trial. I signed up just to watch the new Jackass movie for free. Put the new Halo show on after it for half an episode and noped out. Cancelled free trial right after that for a grand total of 2 1/2 hours on their app.
 

Beechos

Member
This is one of the problems ms has with their mainstream partnerships off the top off my head.

Sony x hbo with their tv series
Ms x paramount+ lol
Sony x nike with sneaker collab
Ms x adidas
Sony x twitch
Ms x mixer
Sony x discord
Ms x ????
 

brian0057

Member
I can't believe that Sonic and League of Legends get superb adaptations but Halo and Resident Evil become the laughing stock of the medium.
 

ParaSeoul

Member
 
Good to see the show get positive numbers like that. I’m not a fan of the changes to canon that were made but I’m willing to give it a shot…

…especially since we know there will be a season two already and there’s a chance for them to fix their mistakes. 🤷🏼‍♂️
 

JLB

Member
This is one of the problems ms has with their mainstream partnerships off the top off my head.

Sony x hbo with their tv series
Ms x paramount+ lol
Sony x nike with sneaker collab
Ms x adidas
Sony x twitch
Ms x mixer
Sony x discord
Ms x ????

Adidas is great, Paramount+ as well.
 

Kagey K

Member
This is one of the problems ms has with their mainstream partnerships off the top off my head.

Sony x hbo with their tv series
Ms x paramount+ lol
Sony x nike with sneaker collab
Ms x adidas
Sony x twitch
Ms x mixer
Sony x discord
Ms x ????


 

Rest

All these years later I still chuckle at what a fucking moron that guy is.
Is this what they did instead of the Denzel Washington movie?
 

TheHTIC

Neo Member
This is one of the problems ms has with their mainstream partnerships off the top off my head.

Sony x hbo with their tv series
Ms x paramount+ lol
Sony x nike with sneaker collab
Ms x adidas
Sony x twitch
Ms x mixer
Sony x discord
Ms x ????

Nike and Microsoft have collabed several times. They released a pair of Lebron's just last year with the Space Jam release that came with an XBox controller for example.
 
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It's all the members who used the gamepass perk to watch it.

Also with it being NeoGaf, I'm contractually obliged to say that all of those users paid $1 for Gamepass.

BTW I quite liked episode 1. It wasn't amazing but definitely not terrible.
i couldn't use the perk because im not a new user :(
 

Fbh

Member
Good for the show I guess. The first episode at least was much better than expected so now I'm cautiously optimistic the rest of the season might be decent.

With that said what held the record on Paramount+ before this? To be honest I didn't even know Paramount+ was a thing until the Halo show.
 

LordOfChaos

Member
Paramount+ has 32.8 million subscribers. Odd little streaming service.

Wonder how many will keep going. I watched the first episode, and while it's extremely not canon, kinda budget feeling and weird, it was largely fine, and I'll watch a few more to see if I want to keep going.
 

zeorhymer

Member
Uh...no numbers?

Edit: 1883 was 4.9 million views. But what's *their* definition of a view? Looking at it for a minute? 10? 30? The whole show? The goal post gets moved around so much that you can't ever trust what they spin.
 
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That miniseries they released a few years ago was far better.

I mean SFX were mostly great but the story was trash and characters were written by a drama class high school student.
 

Foilz

Member
I watched episode 1 last night and so far eh. Don't get me wrong it was awesome seeing MC and other live on TV but the CGI was Sharknado level or below that. Also I understand they want to create a separate halo tverse but they should have just stuck with the canon.
 
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