Apple TV+’s ‘Servant’, produced by M. Night Shyamalan, has reportedly doubled its viewership, showing strong year-to-year growth for the streaming service.
According to Deadline‘s sources, more the double the number of viewers tuned in to catch the season two premiere of ‘Servant’ than those that watched during the same time frame during season one. The large increase in the audience was met in the US, France, Mexico, and Spain.
To make matters even more interesting, when ‘Servant’ first premiered on Apple TV+ on November 28th, 2019, Apple released the first three episodes to entice audiences to tune in. Season two, which began on January 15th, 2021, only provided the first episode to stream. Meaning, ‘Servant’ had a substantially larger viewership tune in to the first episode of season two than it previously had to watch the first three episodes in 2019.
The season two premiere also saw a large boost in the binging of the first season of the show. Viewership of season one’s ten episodes reportedly climbed more than five times during the season two premiere week when contrasted with the average across the previous six months.
As is a common trend with major streaming services, Apple does not release the firm viewership count for its streaming properties. However, Deadline‘s sources have said that ‘Servant’s viewership is on the same scale as other notable performers on Apple TV+ such as ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘Defending Jacob’.
‘Servant’ stars Lauren Ambrose, Toby Kebbell, Nell Tiger Free and Rupert Grint in a horror-drama revolving around a Philidelphia couple mourning after a terrible tragedy. The two then hire a nanny to take care of their baby son. Upon the nanny’s arrival, strange and mysterious occurrences begin to take place in the household.
The second episode of season two is available now on Apple TV+. The season will conclude on March 19th, airing the 10th episode of its sophomore season.