FRIENDS: REUNION gets over 1 million views on Zee5 in less than seven hours

In India, Zee5 aired Friends: The Reunion. The digital streaming service said that the special had received over one million views on the site.

Friends: The Reunion has received over 1 million views in India in less than seven hours after its digital launch. On Thursday afternoon, Zee5 began airing the much-anticipated reunion.

Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, and Matthew Perry, the main cast of the American sitcom, reunited 17 years after the finale aired. The reunion was originally slated for 2020, however it was postponed because to the current Covid-19 pandemic.


Amit Goenka, President, Digital Businesses & Platforms, ZEE, stated in a statement on the reaction to the reunion on the digital platform, “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.”

The special has already garnered a lot of positive feedback from the show’s ardent followers. According to the Hindustan Times’ review, The episode is described as a “long song in their honour.” It says, “The initial hugs may seem awkward — Lisa seems even less like Phoebe when you see her in crisp black shirt and without her usual Luna Lovegood air, Matthew seems to be trying to speak as little as possible. But as soon as David breaks out the trivia game, Courteney gets her Monica face on, Lisa screams as a bug flies in her hair and Matthew finds a sarcastic joke to wedge in, you know you are back in the 90s again.”