It may be nearly 9 years since the last Ted movie came out, but people are still very much interested in what Seth MacFarlane’s foul-mouthed Teddy bear has to offer.
Peacock boasts it’s own fair share of popular originals, which include fan-favourites like Poker Face and Mrs. Davis. Despite this, these shows seemingly didn’t hold a candle to the new Ted TV Show which immediately set the record for the biggest opening weekend for a Peacock Original Series. This may not only prove that the show is on it’s way to great success but is a big stepping stone for the streaming service in general.
As noted by TV Line, it seems that Peacock had just broken another record by allowing fans to watch the biggest live-streamed event in U.S. history, the NFL wild card game between the Chiefs and the Dolphins. The stream had an average audience of 25 million viewers and may have contributed immensely to Ted’s viewership. Many fans would have intially taken the subscription to watch the game, and watch the new series as an extra bonus. This very well may have been Peacock’s plan all along.
Peacock may not be among the front-runners in the streaming wars but Ted sure does give it a much welcome boost. The show takes place about two decades before the first film with it following Ted and John Bennett’s lives in high school. The record set by it may cause other popular Peacock originals to follow.