The Halo TV series has been one of the most anticipated things to come as fans of the video game franchise rooted for a rightful TV adaptation. While the series will take a few weeks before fans can fully critique it, the amount of people who ended up watching the premiere on Paramount Plus suggests that the TV series had a lot more anticipation behind it than anyone expected.

Halo beat 1883 as it had the most-watched premiere to a series on Paramount Plus ever. The series premiered on the streaming platform last week, and opened to polarizing reviews from critics. However, it was a huge draw for the crowd.

Deadline reported on the series getting the upper hand on the streaming platform. While the real figures of viewership remain undisclosed, as it is the standard practice, fans can figure it out from the viewership that 1883 received.

1883’s premiere on Paramount Plus received 4.9 million viewers, so to say the least, the pilot episode must’ve received at least 5 million viewers. Paramount Plus’ Chief Programming Officer Tanya Giles released a glowing statement to Screen Rant.

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. Along with our phenomenal partners at SHOWTIME, 343 Industries and Amblin Television, we cannot wait for fans to experience more of this incredible universe.

The series has been renewed for a second season even prior to its premiere. While fans wait for the series to progress, they can rest assure that Master Chief’s story will get all the time it deserves.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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