Ted Lasso season three began this past Wednesday, and the premiere set records in terms of the hit show’s viewership. Granted, this is largely compared to the show’s second season, which truly garnered hit status with millions following the show.

Samba TV is an audience analytics company that measures three million US households weighted against the US population. According to the company and a report from Yahoo, 870,000 people viewed the first episode of Ted Lasso’s third, and potentially final, season within the first four days of its debut. Note that Samba does not measure mobile viewership, which could be high given the show airs on Apple TV+.

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However, this near-900,000 viewership is up 59% compared to the 546,000 households that watched the first episode of Ted Lasso season two in the same timeframe. For reference, the season two premiere of Ted Lasso yielded a six-times increase compared to the viewership in season one. So, season three of Ted Lasso would be, by extension, some of the biggest viewership yet.

Something to keep in mind, though is that Apple has not stated anything about the viewership numbers for its opening week of the third season. It did, however, say the launch of season two was the biggest back when it launched in 2021. Both back then for season two and now for season three, Apple did not put out any specific numbers for viewership or subscriber count.

Ted Lasso season three sets premiere records

The second season of Ted Lasso left fans wanting more. Nate Shelley, formerly an assistant under Lasso, took the job at West Ham. The Hammers look poised for success under the novice manager. On the other end of the table, AFC Richmond is pinged by favorites to suffer relegation. Not to fear, the always-positive Ted Lasso hopes the best for his club.

The show releases a new episode every Wednesday. In total, the third season will have 12 episodes, making the season finale available on May 31.

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