La Peste breaks Movistar+ record | Ratings/Measurement | News | Rapid TV News
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Telefónica’s in-house production La Peste has become the most watched series premiere ever for Spain’s Movistar+, with 90% of viewers watching it on-demand.

la peste vod 18 january 2018Following the rapid success of the series, the telco giant has announced a second season has been secured.

According to Movistar+, La Peste has drawn 40% more viewers than the premiere of Game of Thrones’ seventh season, which held the record.

La Peste has also highlighted a shift in viewing behaviour, as nine in ten viewers consumed the series on-demand and over 20% watched the entire season within the first four days.

The series, directed by Alberto Rodríguez, is one of Movistar+’s big bets for 2018. However, the in-house production recently faced plagiarism accusations from Juan Gómez-Jurado, the author of La Leyenda del Ladrón, who claims the series is similar to his book.