‘The Traitors’ Season 2 Becomes Peacock’s Most-Watched Reality Premiere, Up 75% From Season 1 (EXCLUSIVE)

In its first five days on the platform, “The Traitors” Season 2 has become the most-watched reality series debut on Peacock. The streaming reach is up more than 75% from Season 1, which took home the Emmy Award this year for Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program.

The first three episodes of the second season, hosted by Alan Cumming, debuted on Jan. 12. Not only did the number of viewers surpass the premiere of the first season, it also topped the platform’s other reality titles, including “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip,” “Love Island USA,” “Love Island Games” and “Queens Court.”

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In the Studio Lambert series, set in an ancient castle in the Scottish Highlands, contestants work together on a series of missions to win up to $250,000. The “Faithful” cast members have one goal — identify the “Traitors” hidden among them, who are trying to steal the prize money at the end for themselves. Each episode features two departures: the Traitors murder a Faithful and the Faithful vote on who they think is a Traitor, banishing them from the castle. In the end, if the Faithful banish all the Traitors, they’ll split the prize fund; if a Traitor (or Traitors) makes it to the end, they steal it all.

Unlike the first season, which was a mix of unscripted TV stars and normal people, Ithe sophomore season featured all reality stars, including Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio, Trishelle Cannatella and “C.T.” Tamburello (“The Challenge”), Janelle Pierzina and Dan Gheesling (“Big Brother”), Parvati Shallow and Sandra Diaz-Twine (“Survivor”); and Larsa Pippen, Phaedra Parks, Shereé Whitfield and Tamra Judge (“The Real Housewives”).

Season 1 competitor Kate Chastain is set to return on the Jan. 25 episode.

New episodes are released on Peacock every Thursday at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET.

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