Friends Reunion reaches fastest 1 million views on Zee5, creates history

Friends: The Reunion has recorded over 1 million views in less than seven hours of its digital premiere in India. The highly-anticipated reunion began streaming on Zee5 on Thursday afternoon.

The main cast of the sitcom, including Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, and Matthew Perry, reunited 17 years after the finale premiered. The reunion was originally planned to take place in 2020 but was postponed owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


The response to the reunion on the digital platform, Amit Goenka President, Digital Businesses & Platforms, ZEE, said in a statement, “We at ZEE are extremely delighted to note the roaring response that ‘Friends: The Reunion’ received on ZEE5, by amassing 1mn+ views and counting from across the Country. We feel extremely proud to have played a part in understanding and serving the cult-loyal audience of the show, by seamlessly streaming it across millions of screens.”

In the special episode, the actors read a few scenes, remembered, adored memories, and shared interesting retellings. The creators recounted tales about each actor’s addition to the cast, the stars played a trivia game revolving around the show, play out a blooper reel, share stories of broken shoulders and reveal secrets about their crushes on sets.