According to Deadline, the show hit a new series high with 9.3 million viewers on cable alone, blowing the Season 4 premiere record out of the water which was at 8 million. That 9.3 million mark is also up 81%, compared to the Season 3 finale, which garnered 5.2 million.
It’s the largest audience on cable since The Walking Dead’s Season 8 premiere in 2017.
Yellowstone is officially the leading series in 2021 across all platforms, from broadcast, cable, and premium.
Chris McCarthy, President and CEO of ViaComCBS Media Network, said:
“Yellowstone continues to shatter records with more than 11 million viewers tuning into the season finale, proving we’ve hit a cultural nerve– from the center of the country to each of the coasts– and still have lots of room to grow on linear.
Our strategy to franchise ‘Yellowstone’ into a universe of series to fuel growth for Paramount+ is already exceeding expectations with ‘1883’ and ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ proving to be two of the top titles.”
With 1883already drawing a huge audience, as well as the upcoming 6666 spinoff, Taylor Sheridan’s Yellowstone universe isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Go behind the scenes of the Season 4 finale with Kevin Costner (John Dutton), Kelly Reilly (Beth Dutton), Cole Hauser (Rip Wheeler), and more.