Apple has revealed in an official statement that the second season of Emmy-nominated Apple TV+ original Ted Lasso delivered the streamer’s biggest premiere day ever, largest opening weekend ever, and No. 1 debut across all series and movies (via Deadline).
Ted Lasso has been positively received for its wholesome story of an American football coach recruited to lead a failing London football team. Jason Sudeikis stars in the titular role of Ted Lasso. He is joined by Hannah Waddingham, Jeremy Swift, Nick Mohammed, and Brendan Hunt.
Below are some of the ratings highlights provided by Apple following Ted Lasso’s season 2 premiere on July 23rd:
- During the Ted Lasso Season 2 premiere weekend July 23-25, Apple TV+ grew its new viewers by a record-breaking 50% week-over-week.
- The viewership for the opening weekend of Ted Lasso’s second season was six times bigger than the viewership for the series’ premiere weekend last year.
- Premiering on Apple TV+ in more than 100 countries, the Ted Lasso Season 2 opener drove Apple TV+ to a 200% viewership increase vs. the previous weekend across the U.S., U.K., Canada, India, Italy, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, France and more.
Ted Lasso has already won a Peabody Award for excellence in storytelling. Additionally, Sudeikis walked away with the ‘Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series’ award at the 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards.