Apple TV+ Sees Record Weekend Viewership With 'Palmer' Launch

Apple TV+ saw its most-watched weekend since ‌Apple TV+‌ launched, according to information company insiders shared with Variety. With the release of Justin Timberlake movie "Palmer" on Friday, ‌Apple TV+‌ saw a 33 percent increase over average viewer numbers.


New seasons of M. Night Shyamalan show "Servant" contributed, as did "Dickinson" based on the life of American poet Emily Dickinson and recently released Israeli show "Losing Alice."

"Palmer" is described a story of "redemption, acceptance, and love," and so far, it has a 75 percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

After 12 years in prison, former high school football star Eddie Palmer returns home to put his life back together-and forms an unlikely bond with Sam, an outcast boy from a troubled home. But Eddie's past threatens to ruin his new life and family.

Along with Justin Timberlake, "Palmer" stars Juno Temple, Alisha Wainwright, June Squibb, and newcomer Ryder Allen. The screenplay was written by Cheryl Guerriero, and it is directed by actor Fisher Stevens.

Apple over the weekend spent $25 million to purchase another new movie, "CODA." The film stars actress Emilia Jones as Ruby, the only hearing individual in her deaf family. As her high school years come to an end, Ruby is torn between staying at home to help family or heading off to college to pursue her dreams.

‌Apple TV+‌ still has a lot of free viewers, as Apple just recently announced plans to extend all ‌‌Apple TV+‌‌ free trials until July 2021, giving people more time to watch the available original content before making a decision on whether to subscribe. ‌‌Apple TV+‌‌ has been available for free since November 2019 for those who purchased an eligible Apple device in September 2019 or later.

Without the free trial, ‌‌Apple TV+‌‌ is priced at $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year, but Apple is currently crediting paid subscribers as well. ‌‌Apple TV+‌‌ is available on iPhone, iPad, Macs, Apple TV, consoles, and other set-top boxes, as well as smart TVs from brands like Samsung, Sony, and LG.

Top Rated Comments

Jxdawg Avatar
42 months ago
Didnt expect to like it, but JT gave an incredible performance that carried the film. 8/10.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oneteam Avatar
42 months ago
I really enjoyed it; I thought it was a great movie.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
19callum93 Avatar
42 months ago
Really enjoyed Palmer. Heartbreaking and heartwarming ❤️
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dawhol9 Avatar
42 months ago

No these sound like feminine dramas. I’m talking Bourne Identity type thrillers, something with a hint of testosterone.
Oh you mean like espionage...Tehran....GREAT show.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Abstract Avatar
42 months ago
Haven’t watched it yet, but I may. Looks like a bit of a downer, so I may wait until a weekend, when the kids are in bed and I can just drink and wallow in the sadness. ?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
derekamoss Avatar
42 months ago
So like 10 people watched it ;)
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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