If you haven’t been tuning into Peacock’s original reality series The Traitors, you’re missing out. The series is a nail biting competition where no one can be trusted. The second season of the hit show takes all of your favorite reality stars and puts them in a remote castle deep in the Scottish Highlands, for a game of mystery, lies, and deceit.
Hosted by the iconic Alan Cumming, The Traitors has become the #1 unscripted series in the U.S. across all streaming platforms, according to Nielsen. In a press release from NBCUniversal, Peacock’s parent company, the reality competition series, hosted by Alan Cumming, also ranked as the #9 streaming original series for overall minutes viewed in its first full week on the platform (1/15/24).
The Traitors launched its second season on Jan. 12, becoming the most-watched reality series debut on Peacock. Streaming reach is up 75% from season 1, which launched Jan. 12, 2023.
Peacock recently drew an average audience of 23 million for the Jan. 13 AFC Wild Card game and, in the process, set a record with 30% of all Internet use being used to watch the game.
This marks the first time Peacock will have two original series in the Nielsen top 10 originals list – The Traitors and Seth McFarlane’s comedic event series Ted, which launched on Jan. 11 as Peacock’s most-watched original title through its first 13 days on the platform, according to the press release.
On the critically acclaimed series, The Daily Beast says “Reality competitions don’t get better than The Traitors.” The series also recently won an Emmy for Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program.
The second season of The Traitors features a star-studded cast, including LGBTQ competitors RuPaul’s Drag Race alum, GLAAD Board Member, and trans activist Peppermint as well as Survivor winner Parvati Shallow. Check out their interview with GLAAD here.
Don’t worry, it’s not too late to catch up! New episodes of The Traitors are available to stream every Thursday at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET exclusively on Peacock, watch the entire first season now!