"YELLOWSTONE" ROPES 5.4 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS FOR MOST-WATCHED EPISODE IN SERIES HISTORY
Yellowstone is Top-Rated Telecast Across all of TV Among P18-49 and P25-54 on August 7
Yellowstone Season Two is Cable's Most-Watched Summer Series
Unscripted Hit The Last Cowboy Hits Series Highs with P18-49
New York, NY, August 12, 2019 - Paramount Network's hit drama Yellowstone averaged 5.4 million total viewers on August 7 in L+3 viewing, marking a new series high. Episode 207 also ranked as the highest-rated telecast among P18-49 (2.3 rating) and P25-54 (3.1 rating) across all of TV on August 7, while also topping cable among total viewers, P18-49 and P25-54. The episode hit series high ratings across the board.
Yellowstone continues its run as cable's most-watched summer series. Ratings for last week's episode 207 are included below (all numbers are L+3):
· Total viewers: 5.4 million, up +10% from last week, up +11% from season to date
· P18-49: 2.3 rating, up +20% from last week, up +27% from season to date
· W18-49: 2.3 rating, up +26% from last week, up +31% from season to date
· M18-49: 2.3 rating, up +15% from last week, up +24% from season to date
· P25-54: 3.1 rating, up +17% from last week, up +23% from season to date
· W25-54: 3.2 rating, up +22% from last week, up +28% from season to date
· M25-54: 3.1 rating, up +12% from last week, up +17% from season to date
Following Yellowstone on August 7, hit unscripted series The Last Cowboy hit new season highs with P18-49, W18-49, and M18-49 and W25-54. Episode 103 recorded a .36 P18-49 rating (+7% from the previous week); .41 W18-49 rating (+13%); .31 M18-49 rating (+1%); and a .55 W25-54 rating (+11%). The Last Cowboy ranked #2 on all of cable in its time slot among P25-54 (rank based on coverage rating).
Both The Last Cowboy and Yellowstone come to Paramount Network from Academy Award(R)-nominee Taylor Sheridan, writer of Hell or High Water and Sicario and writer/director of Wind River. New episodes of Yellowstone premiere Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, followed by new episodes of The Last Cowboy at 11 p.m. ET/PT.
Paramount Network recently ordered a 10-episode third season of Yellowstone. The series stars world-renowned actor and Oscar(R)-winner Kevin Costner as John Dutton, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. Yellowstone is co-created by critically-acclaimed, Oscar(R)-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan and John Linson. The impressive cast list for Yellowstone also includes Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Jefferson White, Danny Huston and Gil Birmingham. Neal McDonough joined the cast for season two.
Yellowstone headlines Paramount Network's scripted roster, which also includes the following upcoming projects: Coyote, from Michelle MacLaren and starring Michael Chiklis; Paradise Lost (working title), from Rodes Fishburne, Arika Lisanne Mittman and John Lee Hancock; 68 Whiskey, from Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment; Sexy Beast, a series adaptation of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning feature film; as well as the new Darren Star series, Emily in Paris starring Lily Collins.
Yellowstone is co-produced by 101 Studios. Executive producers for Yellowstone are John Linson, Art Linson, Taylor Sheridan, Kevin Costner, David C. Glasser and Bob Yari.
The Last Cowboy is produced for Paramount Network by Truly Original with Glenda Hersh, Steven Weinstock, Brian Catalina, Michelle Schiefen, Julie "Bob" Lombardi and Christy Wegener serving as executive producers. Taylor Sheridan, 101 Studios and David C. Glasser serve as executive producers. Tori Socha oversees the production for Paramount Network.
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About 101 Studios
101 Studios is a global entertainment company dedicated to the acquisition, financing, development, production and distribution of high-caliber, creator-driven storytelling. Formed by veteran film and television executives David Glasser and David Hutkin in 2019, the studio empowers content creators through first-class collaboration and innovation. Inaugural releases include Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's The Current War, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon, and the second season of Taylor Sheridan's modern-day western series Yellowstone, starring Kevin Costner.
About Truly Original
Truly Original creates a broad range of scripted and unscripted programming for television and digital platforms. Run by Emmy Award-winning producers Glenda Hersh and Steven Weinstock, who serve as Truly Original's co-presidents and CEOs, the company is a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America. In addition to The Last Cowboy, Truly Original's series include Ink Master and Ink Master: Grudge Match for Paramount Network; Deal or No Deal for CNBC, hosted by Howie Mandel; The Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Real Housewives of Potomac, Don't Be Tardy, Shahs of Sunset and Summer House for Bravo; Basketball Wives for VH1; To Have & To Hold: Charlotte for OWN; Swamp People for History; Teen Mom: Young Moms Club for MTV; and many others.