Halo TV series sets premiere viewership record for Paramount Plus

Halo TV Series Master Chief
Halo TV Series Master Chief (Image credit: Microsoft / Paramount+)

What you need to know

  • The Halo TV series debuted on March 24, 2022 on Paramount Plus.
  • The show set viewership records for Paramount Plus, according to the streaming service.
  • After the airing of one episode, the Halo series has received mixed reviews but has also earned praise from many.

The much-anticipated Halo TV series aired on Paramount Plus last week. While the show received somewhat mixed reviews, it appears to have drawn quite a bit of interest. According to Paramount Plus, the first episode of the Halo TV series was the most-watched premiere in the history of the streaming service (via Deadline).

Paramount Plus did not share any specific viewership figures for the Halo TV series, which is standard practice for the streaming service. Some gauge of viewership can be determined by the fact that the Halo TV series beat out the premiere of 1883, which had 4.9 million viewers.

While they did not share any information regarding viewership, Paramount Plus' Chief Programming Officer Tanya Giles shared a statement about the Halo premiere (via 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 Halo TV series has already been renewed for a second season, so viewers shouldn't have to worry about unclosed storylines or an abrupt finish to the show.

Xbox Game Pass subscribers can get a free month of Paramount Plus right now.



Paramount+ offers its subscribers access to countless TV shows and movies, including exclusive shows like the Halo TV series and Star Trek: Picard. It's available via the Paramount website, with apps also offered on iOS, Android, and popular TV app stores.

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