Last week, Disney released the first two episodes of the new limited series from FX, “Shōgun” on Hulu and Hulu On Disney+ in the United States and on Disney+ around the world, with a new episode being each Tuesday.

Based on James Clavell’s novel, FX’s “Shōgun” is set in Japan in the year 1600 at the dawn of a century-defining civil war. Lord Yoshii Toranaga is fighting for his life as his enemies on the Council of Regents unite against him, when a mysterious European ship is found marooned in a nearby fishing village.

Samba TV has revealed that 1.8 million US households watched the first episode of “Shōgun” on Hulu in the first six days, with boomers and people living in San Francisco being the two biggest audiences to check out the series.

Disney CEO Bob Iger also confirmed during a question-and-answer session at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference that the series has been doing very well.

I don’t know how many of you have had a chance to see Shogun. We’ve — I guess, the third episode hits today. It’s a hell of a series that’s doing quite well on the service.

With 1.8 million US households checking out the show on Hulu within the first six days, this makes it one of the most watched Disney shows in a while, almost double the viewership of “Percy Jackson And The Olympians” and “Only Murders In The Building”, and it’s likely that the Samba TV numbers won’t include viewership via Hulu On Disney+ or FX, so it’s likely the viewership was much higher.

“Shōgun” is created for television by Rachel Kondo & Justin Marks, with Marks serving as Showrunner and Executive Producer alongside Michaela Clavell, Edward L. McDonnell, Michael De Luca, and Kondo. The series is produced by FX Productions.

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