Paramount Network announced Thursday that cable television’s biggest series “Yellowstone” has been renewed for a fifth season.
The network said season four was watched by 14 million total viewers and the season finale, which aired Jan. 2, was watched by 15 million total viewers.
On the day it aired, the finale was watched by 9.3 million viewers, making it the biggest cable TV show since 2017.
Parrot Analytics, a data company that measures viewership demand, said demand in the United States for all of season four was:
32.7% more than Season 3 demand 126% more than Season 2 demand 134% more than Season 1 demand
Hollywood seems to notice the success of “Yellowstone”. The fourth season was recently nominated for their Best TV Awards by the Screen Actors Guild and Producers Guild, pushing it into the Emmy conversation for the first time.
“Yellowstone” creator Taylor Sheridan recently renewed a lucrative deal with Paramount parent company ViacomCBS to make original shows. Two have already aired on Paramount+’s streaming service: “Mayor of Kingstown” and the “Yellowstone” prequel “1883.”
New episodes of “Yellowstone” airing on Paramount Network. “1883” airs on Paramount+. And the streaming rights to “Yellowstone” belong to NBCUniversal’s Peacock, which secured the rights in 2020 ahead of Paramount+’s launch.