TAKING CRITICS TO THE STATION: Yellowstone Crushes in Debut with 12M Viewers

It may never win an award or get the respect it deserves from Hollywood —but America loves Yellowstone.

According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, the Kevin Costner-led neo-Western delivered a cumulative viewership of 12.1 million live-plus-same-day viewers —the show’s biggest night yet.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

According to Samba TV, the ratings make Yellowstone the top scripted series premiere of 2022. 

The series was also up double digits in all demos, including growing 52 percent among adults 18-34 and delivering a cumulative 5.6 rating among adults 18-49.

The breakdown goes like this: Yellowstone wrestled up 8.8 million viewers in its first airing on the Paramount Network (up 10 percent from season four). That number grew to 10.3 million viewers when adding in simulcast airings on CMT, TV Land and Pop. Then the figure climbed to 12.1 million when adding in encore telecasts.