Following a record-setting debut, the third episode of “Yellowstone,” on the new Paramount Network notched series ratings highs in delayed viewing.  The episode, entitled “No Good Horses” set records across several key demos including P 18-49 (1.3), P 25-54 (1.9) and W25-54 (1.7). The series now ranks as cable’s most-watched series behind “The Walking Dead.” New episodes premiere Wednesday at 10pm ET/PT only on the new Paramount Network.

The success of “Yellowstone” marks the six-month old network’s third successful scripted launch in a row. Back in January, the limited-series “Waco,” which last week scored three Emmy nominations, premiered to the best ratings for an ad-supported cable drama debut in nearly six months. In June, the network’s first scripted-comedy “American Woman,” bowed to the highest P/W18-49 and W25-54 ratings for an ad-supported cable scripted half-hour series premiere since early January.

Starring world-renowned actor and Oscar®-winner Kevin Costner, who serves in the lead role, “Yellowstone” is written and directed by critically-acclaimed, Oscar®-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (“Wind River,” “Hell or High Water” and “Sicario”).

In addition to Costner, the impressive cast for “Yellowstone” includes Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, Dave Anabelle, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Danny Huston, Gil Birmingham, Josh Lucas, Jefferson White, Gretchen Mol, Jill Hennessey, Forrie Smith, Ian Bohen, Heather Hemmons, Denim Richards, and Michael Nouri.

“Yellowstone” chronicles the Dutton family, led by John Dutton (Costner), who controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States.  Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect – the ranch is in constant conflict with those it borders – an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and America’s first national park.

Executive Producers for the series include Taylor Sheridan, Kevin Costner, John Linson, Art Linson, and David C. Glasser.  Ted Gold and Lauren Ruggiero are the executives in charge of production for Paramount Network.

Source: Nielsen; Yellowstone=L3 CVG AA%; 2nd most-watched series claim=P2+ (000); FY’18 through 7/11/18, Ad-Supported Cable, 2+ t/cs, excludes repeats; Waco claim=1/24/18 Paramount premiere; LSD, P18-49 CVG AA%, Ad-Supported Cable, Series-Drama Type Code, [O,P] Indicator, Excludes Repeats, Movies, Acquired, Ranked on Ratings; American Woman claim=6/7/18 series premiere; L3 CVG AA%; based on 30 min scripted Ad-Supported Cable originals with P indicator.

Yellowstone

"Yellowstone" chronicles the Dutton family, led by John Dutton, who controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States. Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect – the ranch is in constant conflict with those it borders – an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and America’s first national park. Season 2 of "Yellowstone" premieres Wednesday, June 19 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT

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