It looks like Yellowstone’sdecision to partner with CBS has faired pretty well so far.
The show made the announcement back in July that it will not only air on the Paramount Network, but also CBS this fall.
No, we’re not talking new episodes… CBS is just airing reruns of the hit series after football on Sunday nights.
And it did pretty damn well.
Yellowstone season one, episode one premiered on CBS last night to a MASSIVE viewership of 6.56 million people, according to Deadline.
Needless to say, this was a much larger audience than when the show first aired on the Paramount Network back in 2018 to only 2.8 million viewers.
I know, I know, the show has garnered way more popularity since then, becoming arguably the most popular show in America over the past couple of years, but we’re still talking about a 132% increase in viewership here.
On top of that, these are just the initial numbers from last night, and CBS is estimating that the actual total will increase to 6.82 million when out of home viewing is included.
And once again, it’s a re-run… a ton of people have already seen it. Pretty impressive, eh?
Although we still don’t have an official premiere date for the second half of season five and the conclusion of Yellowstone due to the ongoing writers strike, it’s good to see that the show hasn’t taken too much of a step back.
That being said, who knows when it will return… possibly 2025.