The Season 4 finale of Yellowstone aired on Paramount Network on Sunday, January 2nd. If you’d like to read a recap of the episode, you can click here.
Each year, more and more viewers tune into watch the show, and this year is no different! A few days after the finale, the numbers finally came in and Yellowstone shattered the records they had previously set with the Season 3 finale in 2020, which had 5.8 millions viewers.
According to Variety, viewership was up 81% from Season 3’s finale, with more than nine million being on Paramount Network alone. Yellowstone was also simulcast on CMT as well. A total of 10.3 million viewers tuned in live on those two networks.
Chris McCarthy, the President and CEO of ViacomCBS Media Network released the following statement:
“‘Yellowstone’ continues to shatter records… 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 Plus is already exceeding expectations with ‘1883’ and ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ proving to be two of the top titles.”
The publication also reported they had “1.9 million [viewers] in the target ages 18-49 demo, up an astonishing 95% versus season 3 (975,000).”
Yellowstone was also the “most-watched telecast on cable since the season three premiere of ‘The Walking Dead’ in October 2017.”
Things just keep getting better and better for Yellowstone!