The fans of “Friends” across the UK have broken viewing records for Sky One with 5.3 million watching the long-awaited return of the group in the special “Friends: The Reunion”. The must-watch one-off special, available exclusively on Sky and streaming service NOW, drew in the biggest ever audience in the channel’s history.
The highly anticipated reunion of the six New-Yorkers is: Sky’s most watched programme across live, recorded, and downloaded viewing in the last two years; second only to the final series of “Game of Thrones” for the biggest audience ever across Sky’s portfolio of entertainment channels; the most-watched piece of content in the first 24 hours from release in streaming service NOW’S history, second only to “Game of Thrones”; and the best organic performing content across Sky and NOW’s social channels with the huge interest in the #FriendsReunion seeing it trend globally all day on the day of launch.
“Friends: The Reunion” sees “Friends” stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer return to the iconic comedy’s original soundstage, the Stage 24 on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, for a real-life unscripted celebration of the beloved show. A variety of special guests feature including David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliot Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon, and Malala Yousafzai.