Disney has revealed the Percy Jackson and the Olympians viewership numbers a week after the show’s debut on Disney+ as well as Hulu.
Variety has reported that the first episode of the live-action series adaptation of the first of Rick Riordan’s popular novels attained 13.3 million viewers over its first six days. This falls just under Ahsoka’s 14 million viewers within its first five days, though the outlet notes Percy Jackson likely has a slightly younger demographic of viewers than the Star Wars show.
“The live-action series tells the fantastical story of the titular 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who’s just coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt,” reads the synopsis. “Now Percy must trek across America to find it and restore order to Olympus.”
Who directed the new Percy Jackson and the Olympians series?
The Percy Jackson and the Olympians Disney+ series was being directed by James Bobin from a screenplay co-written by Rick Riordan and Jon Steinberg, based on Riordan’s first installment of his hit Camp Half-Blood Chronicles book series. Executive producers are Riordan, Bobin, Steinberg, Dan Shotz, Rebecca Riordan, Bert Salke, Monica Owusu-Breen, Jim Rowe, and Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, and D.J. Goldberg. 20th Television also produced.