The numbers are in, and Peacock has officially struck reality TV gold with The Traitors Season 2. The show just won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program, but that’s not enough. Peacock just revealed that the show is currently the number one unscripted program across all streaming platforms. Whether you’re Team Housewives or Team Gamers, that’s something to celebrate.
The Traitors is smashing unscripted records while murdering Faithfuls
Season 2 of The Traitors kicked off on Peacock on January 12, exactly a year after the first season premiered. According to Nielsen, The Traitors Season 2 has helped Peacock have some of its highest-ever viewership. Not only is it the number one unscripted series in the U.S. across all streaming platforms, but it also ranked as the #9 most streamed original series in terms of overall minutes viewed in its first full week on the platform.
While the first season mixed a hodgepodge of regular folks and reality stars, Season 2 switched things up. Instead, host Alan Cumming welcomed an exclusive cast of reality TV legends, athletes, and some random dude from British Parliament.
When Peacock announced that there would be no “normal” people in the cast, some fans had a mixed reaction. However, cutting the regular folks out of the picture and utilizing a cast of public figures seems to have paid off for Peacock. They saw a 75% lift in streaming reach compared to Season 1’s premiere.
With The Traitors Season 2 being such a blockbuster success, a third season is a no-brainer for Peacock. The executives at NBCUniversal are probably already plotting which reality TV legends will enter the castle next. We know we’re already thinking about who we’d want to see.
New episodes of The Traitors drop on Peacock every Thursday at 9/8c.
TELL US – ARE YOU ENJOYING THE TRAITORS SEASON 2? WHO ARE YOU ROOTING FOR IN SEASON 2? ARE THERE ANY REALITY STARS THAT YOU WANT TO SEE ON SEASON 3?