HBO will be relieved to see that “His Dark Materials” doesn’t appear to be all dust and no substance.
The fantasy show premiered on Monday night to 700,000 total viewers across all the premium cabler’s platforms. That may not be a Iorek Byrnison-sized debut, but it’s not too shabby considering that it represents the best Monday premiere across all platforms since “Chernobyl” bowed in May, according to HBO. The audience for “Chernobyl” snowballed over time as word of mouth of spread, and it remains to be seen whether “His Dark Materials” can build as strongly on its solid debut.
Materials - Debut - Viewers - Live
The “His Dark Materials” debut was watched by 424,000 viewers during its live...