Paramount Network’s hit drama Yellowstone ranked as the #1 rated L+3 telecast across all of TV on August 21 among the key P18-49 (2.1 rating) and P25-54 (2.8 rating) demos. The episode averaged 5.3 million total viewers in L+3 viewing, making it the #1 cable telecast for the night. This was Yellowstone’s second strongest week in series history with P18-49, W18-49 (2.1 rating), M18-49 (2.1 rating), W25-54 (2.8 rating), and total viewers. Overall, Yellowstone season two continues its run as cable’s most-watched summer series. Additionally, the series drew 2.1 million social video views across all platforms.

Through nine episodes, Yellowstone continues to pace significantly ahead of season one to-date averages across key demos:

  • P18-49: 1.9 average rating season to date, up +52% from season one to date
  • M18-49: 1.9 average rating season to date, up +47% from season one to date
  • W18-49: 1.9 average rating season to date, up +57% from season one to date
  • P25-54: 2.7 average rating season to date, up +48% from season one to date
  • M25-54: 2.8 average rating season to date, up +41% from season one to date
  • W25-54: 2.6 average rating season to date, up +55% from season one to date
  • Total Viewers: 5 million average total viewers season to date, up +13% from season one to date

Yellowstone comes to Paramount Network from Academy Award®-nominee Taylor Sheridan, writer of Hell or High Water and Sicario and writer/director of Wind River. The season two finale of Yellowstone premieres Wednesday, August 28 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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.

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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

"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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Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, apps, games, consumer products, social media experiences, and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 180 countries. Viacom’s media networks, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick, Channel 5 (UK), Telefe (Argentina) and Paramount Channel, reach over 3.9 billion cumulative television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com. Keep up with Viacom news by following Viacom’s blog at blog.viacom.com and Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/viacom.

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