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‘Yellowstone’ Season 3 Premiere Breaks Viewership Records

by Jacklyn Krol
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The Season 3 premiere of Paramount Network’s Yellowstone proved to be a hit. The drama drew in over 4.2 million viewers for the big premiere, Deadline reported.

The return episode notably increased viewership by 76% from last season’s premiere. The three simulcasts on CMT, TV Land, and Pop gained 6.6 million viewers. It was also the No. 1 most-watched cable premiere of 2020.

The show gained a 1.78 rating for P18-49 viewers, an 127% increase from last season’s premiere. The P25-54 rating also increased to a 2.4 rating.

Over 70,000 social media interactions took place on premiere night. The buzz helped the show become the No. 1 most social cable ad-supported program for June 21. It seems as though every season of Yellowstone keeps getting bigger and better. Each season’s viewership and key demographics increase.

Where Season 2 Left Off

Last summer, Yellowstone was the No. 1 scripted series on cable television. The show overall is the network’s most-watched scripted series in the last ten years. The Season 2 finale left fans on a cliffhanger. Viewers found the Dutton family and Broken Rock Indian Reservation engaged in a shootout with white supremacists. The family saved Tate and brought him home. The Season 2 finale left the Duttons with their ranch’s fate still up in the air.

What is Yellowstone?

The John Linson and Taylor Sheridan created show follows the Dutton Family. The Dutton’s share the borders to their cattle ranch with an Indian reservation and land developers. The family fights together for their livelihoods and survival.

Yellowstone stars Kevin Costner as the family patriarch, John Dutton. Returning cast members include Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Jefferson White, Forrie Smith, Denim Richards, and Gil Birmingham. In addition, Season 3 brings a new character, Roarke Carter (Josh Holloway).

It was announced earlier this year that the show will be picked up for a fourth season. There’s still a lot more to come for the Dutton family.

Be sure to tune into Yellowstone on Sundays at 8 PM CT.

[H/T Deadline]