From: Carl (SPARTACUS) 5 Jan 12:21
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 1 of 856

Let me know your thoughts on the finale. Assuming you watch it this decade. Thank you.

‘Yellowstone’ Sets New Ratings Records As Season 4 Finale Draws 9.3 Million Viewers On Paramount Network

By Nellie Andreeva

Nellie Andreeva

Co-Editor-in-Chief, TV


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January 5, 2022 5:30am Paramount Network

Yellowstone continues to defy gravity — and an industrywide decline in linear ratings. The Season 4 finale of Paramount Network’s hugely popular drama starring Oscar winner Kevin Costner hit a new series high with 9.3 million total viewers in Live+Same Day, up +81% vs. the Season 3 finale (5.2 million). The Jan. 2 closer eclipsed the previous L+SD viewership high mark set by the Season 4 premiere (8 million) to become the most watched telecast on cable since The Walking Dead Season 8 premiere on AMC in October 2017 (11.4 million).

The Season 4 finale of Yellowstone, which saw a major character getting killed off, also established new series L+SD highs in the adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 demographics. It delivered 1.9 million P18-49, up 95% vs. S3 (975K) and 2.6 million P25-54, up 100% vs. S3 (1.3 million). The boost has helped Yellowstone become the #1 series of 2021 across broadcast, cable and premium in both demos.



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The finale’s simulcast on Paramount Network and CMT attracted 10.3 million total viewers, up +79% vs. S3 finale (5.8 million). On premiere night, including simulcast and Paramount Network encores, the episode amassed more than 11 million viewers.

Additionally, Yellowstone was the #1 most social show on Sunday. The finale marked the series’ most social telecast ever, surpassing the prior season finale by +115%. Season 4 ranked as the #1 most social cable drama during its run.

“Yellowstone continues to shatter records with more than 11 million viewers tuning into the season finale, 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,” said Chris McCarthy, President and CEO, ViacomCBS Media Networks. “Our strategy to franchise Yellowstone into a universe of series to fuel growth for Paramount+ is already exceeding expectations with 1883 and Mayor of Kingstown proving to be two of the top titles.”

Co-created by Taylor Sheridan and John Linson, Yellowstone is the cornerstone of a rapidly expanding Taylor Sheridan universe on ViacomCBS. It was used to successfully launch two new Paramount+ series from Sheridan this season, Yellowstone prequel 1883 as well as Mayor Of Kingstown, both of which received linear airings on Paramount Network behind Yellowstone in addition to their streaming runs on P+.



Yellowstone, along with the other Taylor Sheridan series, is co-produced by 101 Studios and MTV Entertainment Studios. David C. Glasser, Stephen Kay and Ron Burkle executive produce for 101 Studios, along with John Linson, Art Linson, Sheridan, Costner and Bob Yari.

“It is incredibly rewarding to see the Yellowstone audience continue to expand even as we come to the close of our 4th season,” Glasser said. “This expansion is a true testament to the original voices and universe that Taylor created. Our partners at ViacomCBS and MTV Entertainment Studios have supported Taylor’s universe utilizing linear and Paramount+ to fuel each other and continue to build the viewership.”

Yellowstone follows the Dutton family, led by John Dutton (Costner), who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, under constant attack by those it borders – land developers, an Indian reservation, and America’s first National Park.

In addition to Costner, the ensemble cast of Yellowstone‘s fourth season included Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Jefferson White, Forrie Smith, Denim Richards, Ian Bohen, Finn Little, Ryan Bingham and Gil Birmingham with Will Patton.

From: Razz (RAZZMAN) 5 Jan 15:04
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 2 of 856

I've got one last episode to watch for Season 4, which I will watch on Sunday. I won't read that review until AFTER I watch it. It is really good so far, and so is 1883, which I am also an episode behind.
From: Carl (SPARTACUS) 6 Jan 08:46
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 3 of 856
Good. After I read it I realized there was one small spoiler. But I knew it was gonna happen so it did not matter to me. Read it later and it is interesting.
From: Razz (RAZZMAN) 6 Jan 10:18
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 4 of 856
At least I only have 1 more episode of Yellowstone to watch. Many more of 1883, though.
From: Carl (SPARTACUS) 6 Jan 10:53
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 5 of 856
So far there are only 3 episodes of 1883. Meanwhile, there were 204 episodes for Little House. How are you doing with that epoch? LOL
From: Razz (RAZZMAN) 6 Jan 12:08
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 6 of 856
Actually, we are pretty far along on Little House on the Prairie. We're in the 7th season and there were 9 total. Heartland has 15 seasons and we're in the 5th season. Heartland is a little like Yellowstone, but less violent.

Heartland is filmed on a real ranch located in Millarville, Alberta, Canada. In 1928, Roy Foster and his family moved to the property where they raised cattle. The famous barn that is seen on the show was built by Roy’s brother, Les.

The show also films ranch scenes at a dude ranch, which is not far from the real Heartland Ranch.

From: Carl (SPARTACUS) 6 Jan 12:46
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 7 of 856
Speaking of shows, I started watching Foundation again. It does not follow the 3 book trilogy which we both read years ago. I realize now that I read prelude to the foundation, the show includes stuff from other Asimov Foundation Novels. There are at least 6-7 total.
From: Razz (RAZZMAN) 6 Jan 15:19
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 8 of 856
I must have my Foundation trilogy stuffed up in my attic somewhere. I'd have to find an ebook to read if I wanted to revisit those.
From: Carl (SPARTACUS) 7 Jan 10:28
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 9 of 856
As I mentioned, you also have to read Prelude to the Foundation as several of the characters come from that book. Also, they took great liberty with the plot. Regardless, it is still worth watching simply for the special effects etc.
From: Razz (RAZZMAN) 7 Jan 11:18
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 10 of 856
Unfortunately, I can't watch The Foundation as I don't have Apple TV. Don't plan to get it either as I am already paying for ESPN+, Paramount Plus, Prime and Netflix.
From: Carl (SPARTACUS) 8 Jan 11:01
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 11 of 856
Maybe someday it will be available on Netflix or Prime. I keep meaning to tell you Resident Alien will be back in 18 days.
From: Razz (RAZZMAN) 8 Jan 11:36
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 12 of 856
I'll have to check to see if Amazon Prime has the Foundation in ebook format...or the library.
From: Carl (SPARTACUS) 8 Jan 17:15
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 13 of 856
I think they do as my library had the series and they connect to Amazon.
From: Razz (RAZZMAN) 8 Jan 19:23
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 14 of 856
From: Carl (SPARTACUS) 8 Jan 21:19
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 15 of 856
Are you saying they do not have Foundation as an ebook? I have not read a regular book in many years and have most on my kindle fire.
From: Razz (RAZZMAN) 9 Jan 11:12
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 16 of 856
They do have a Kindle ebook for the Foundation. I guess you have to buy each one separately and not the Trilogy.
From: Carl (SPARTACUS) 9 Jan 14:20
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 17 of 856
Right. But I got my Foundation books thru my library for free. Use the overdrive app and connect to your library. You must have a library card. When I get a book, and I can get them via holds, it connects you to amazon where you can get the book for a limited time. I get mine for 21 days and can renew.
From: Razz (RAZZMAN) 9 Jan 15:42
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 18 of 856
I tried that once at my library, but they only give you a week. You can renew 1 time.
From: Carl (SPARTACUS)10 Jan 09:59
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 19 of 856
One week is not a lot of time to read a book. But if there are no holds and you can renew, then it is not too bad.
From: Razz (RAZZMAN)10 Jan 11:21
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 20 of 856
I did see the last episode of Yellowstone last night. You said you had some questions or comments on it?