Yellowstone: Season 2 premiere arrives to strong ratings


The first episode of the second season of Paramount Network’s Yellowstone debuted to stellar ratings.

The season premiere of Yellowstone attracted 2.4 million Live+Same Day viewers, Deadline reports. That was down slightly from the premiere of the Kevin Costner-starring drama’s first season in 2018, which earned 2.8 million viewers.

The series also gained viewers in key demographics. It was up 11% in adults 25-54 and 19% in adults 18-49, 20% in men 25-54 and 24% in men 18-49, and 2% in women 25-54 and 12% in women 18-49.

The premiere was simulcast on CMT and TV Land broadcast an encore of the episode. Between those instances and the premiere and encores on Yellowstone‘s home Paramount Network, the show’s gross average audience across the whole night totaled 3.9 million viewers. That was good enough to make the episode the most-watched original premiere on cable so far this summer.

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Yellowstone‘s season opening numbers are undeniably impressive. And they should go up once DVR ratings for the three days following the premiere are factored in. In the past, the series has gained big in DVR views.

Yellowstone was also the most social cable drama on TV the night it debuted. The show had 45,000 interactions and was mentioned 20,000 times on Twitter, a 10% increase from the series’ first season premiere.

Based on these ratings, it looks like Yellowstone is well on track to continue its run as a ratings winner this season. Paramount Network has already renewed the series for a third season, and based on the second season premiere’s numbers, it looks like Yellowstone has the potential to continue to be a ratings juggernaut both this season and next.

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(Source: Deadline)