CBS is planning an extended keep on the Dutton ranch.
The community will proceed its run of Paramount Community’s hit Yellowstone on Sunday nights with the present’s second season. The collection from showrunner Taylor Sheridan (who co-created the modern-day western with John Linson) has helped shore up CBS’ lineup throughout strikes by writers (now ended) and actors (nonetheless ongoing).
Season considered one of Yellowstone, whose forged is headed by Kevin Costner (no less than for the already accomplished seasons) had its CBS premiere on Sept. 17 and has averaged 5.49 million viewers per episode, based on probably the most present Nielsen scores for the present. It has constantly been probably the most watched leisure present on Sunday nights within the early weeks of the TV season. The community says greater than half of the CBS viewers — 52 %, to be precise — is new to the collection. That’s regardless of Yellowstone’s most up-to-date season, which aired on Paramount Community in late 2022, having been probably the most watched present (exterior of stay sports activities) on broadcast or cable within the 2022-23 season.
CBS added Yellowstone to its fall schedule in July, after its preliminary, business-as-usual slate proved untenable because the writers strike stretched into summer season and actors joined them on the picket strains that month. With SAG-AFTRA nonetheless on strike — and media firms having damaged off negotiations in the meanwhile — new scripted programming (that hasn’t already been accomplished) isn’t a risk for CBS or different broadcasters.
The present’s first season finale is about to air Sunday on CBS, with the season two opener scheduled for Oct. 29.