Matthew Perry Friends Soars: The unexpected passing of Matthew Perry, the cherished star of Friends, on October 28 at the age of 54 has sent shockwaves through the entertainment world, leaving fans of the beloved 90s sitcom series mourning. The actor, renowned for bringing the character of Chandler Bing to life, was discovered unresponsive at his Los Angeles residence.
In the wake of this tragic event, there has been a noticeable impact on the streaming numbers of the iconic series. Metro reports a substantial surge in viewership, with Friends accumulating an impressive 583 million minutes of watch time on Max within just one week (between October 23 & October 29).
Deadline provides additional insights, noting a remarkable 31% increase in viewership compared to the previous week. This surge represents the highest recorded figure since January 2023. The notable spike in streaming numbers suggests a poignant reaction from fans who turned to the series in remembrance of the iconic actor, propelling the figures to unprecedented heights.
In the aftermath of Matthew Perry’s passing, Friends secured a position in the top 10 chart on Max, maintaining its presence for nearly two weeks. The enduring popularity of the show, coupled with this surge in viewership, attests to the profound impact Perry had on audiences, leading them to seek solace and connection through the timeless episodes of Friends.
Our Reader’s Queries
What did Matthew Perry pass away from?
Actor Matthew Perry, 54, passed away due to the immediate impact of the anesthetic ketamine, the autopsy results revealed on Friday. (AP)
What did Matthew Perry’s dad do?
American actor and ex-model, John Bennett Perry, was born on January 4, 1941. He is also known as the father of actor Matthew Perry.
Did Matthew Perry have a child?
Perry dated many famous women over the years, but he did not have any kids with them. He was reportedly with Pretty Woman actress Julia Roberts in 1995 to 1996. After that, he dated Baywatch star Yasmine Bleeth in the same year and Scream actress Neve Campbell in 1998.
Did they have a funeral for Matthew Perry?
On November 3, Hank Azaria and the core “Friends” cast gathered at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles to pay their respects at Perry’s funeral.