Paramount Network’s hit drama Yellowstone finished its record-breaking second season with a number of #1 ranks: the top summer series across all of cable TV among total viewers (5.1 million average); as well as the #1 scripted series in the key P18-49 (1.93 rating) and P25-54 (2.71 rating) demos among cable and broadcast; and cable’s #1 summer series among total viewers.
The season finale on August 28 averaged 5.7 million total viewers in Live +3 viewing (up +14% vs. season two average), making it the #1 cable telecast for the night. This was Yellowstone’s strongest episode in series history among total viewers, P18-34 (1.37) and W18-49 (2.26 rating).
Yellowstone finished season two up double digits in all demos compared to season one:
●P18-49: 1.93 average season two rating, up +55% from season one (all data Live + 3)
●M18-49: 1.96 average season two rating, up +49% from season one
●W18-49: 1.89 average season two rating, up +61% from season one
●P25-54: 2.71 average season two rating, up +49% from season one
●M25-54: 2.78 average season two rating, up +42% from season one
●W25-54: 2.65 average season two rating, up +57% from season one
●5.1 million average Total Viewers, up +14% from season one
In addition to the series record-breaking performance across linear, Yellowstone also set a new series benchmark on digital with over 66 million views across platforms, up +145% vs. season one.
Paramount Network recently ordered a 10-episode third season of Yellowstone. The series stars world-renowned actor and Oscar®-winner Kevin Costner as John Dutton, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. Yellowstone is co-created by critically-acclaimed, Oscar®-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan and John Linson. The impressive cast list for Yellowstone also includes Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Jefferson White, Danny Huston and Gil Birmingham. Neal McDonough joined the cast for season two.
Yellowstone headlines Paramount Network’s scripted roster, which also includes the following upcoming projects: Coyote, from Michelle MacLaren and starring Michael Chiklis; Paradise Lost (working title), from Rodes Fishburne, Arika Lisanne Mittman and John Lee Hancock; 68 Whiskey, from Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment; Sexy Beast, a series adaptation of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning feature film; as well as the new Darren Star series,Emily in Paris starring Lily Collins.
Yellowstone is co-produced by 101 Studios. Executive producers for Yellowstone are John Linson, Art Linson, Taylor Sheridan, Kevin Costner, David C. Glasser and Bob Yari.
About 101 Studios
101 Studios is a global entertainment company dedicated to the acquisition, financing, development, production and distribution of high-caliber, creator-driven storytelling. Formed by veteran film and television executives David Glasser and David Hutkin in 2019, the studio empowers content creators through first-class collaboration and innovation. Inaugural releases include Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s The Current War, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon, and the second season of Taylor Sheridan’s modern-day western series Yellowstone, starring Kevin Costner.
"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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