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'Yellowstone' Season 3 Premiere Got 4.2 Million Viewers on Paramount Network

Olowokandi Fiyin
Jun 26, 2020
12:30 P.M.
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Paramount Network's drama series “Yellowstone” surpassed expectations and hit a rating milestone of 4.2 million viewers during the recent premiere of its third season.

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Deadline divulged that “Yellowstone” attained new heights when its third season got the attention of 4.2 million total viewers during its June 21 premiere on Paramount Network.

Yellow Season Cast at the Paramount Network's "Yellowstone" Season 2 Premiere Party at Lombardi House on May 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

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The show also made its impact across key demos that drew a 1.78 rating in P18-49 — a 127% growth from Season 2’s premiere — and a 2.4 rating in P25-54 which was 112% higher than the previous season premiere.

The first episode of season 3 kicked off from where its previous season ended — the Dutton clan protecting their land while recovering from Tate’s kidnapping.

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Across three Paramount Network telecasts and three simultaneous broadcasts on CMT, Pop, and TV Land, the third season premiere gathered an estimated 6.6 million total viewers.

The attention it drew from viewers subsequently earned it the No. 1 position of the most-watched cable premiere of the year. Despite the impressive rankings, Good Housekeeping reported that fans of the show believed that they were “robbed” during the season premiere.

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The site recounted that the first episode of season 3 kicked off from where its previous season ended — the Dutton clan protecting their land while recovering from Tate’s kidnapping.

Even though there were little or no fight scenes for viewers to enjoy, the episode was still filled with the type of drama they are used to seeing from the Duttons.

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However, the drama, which came with a few curveballs, wasn’t enough to satisfy viewers as some of them took to social media to express their dismay. While one person stated that the episode was “pretty vanilla,” another tweeted that she was “expecting them to start with a bang.”

Luckily, the show has started looking up judging by the sneak peek clip they shared of Beth and Rip on YouTube. According to Good Housekeeping, the clip showed Rip arming himself before he went outside to calm down what he assumed was a coyote.

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However, when he arrived at his destination, he realized that it was his love interest, Beth, enjoying some alone time on the farm. After he told Beth that she has “been doing whatever you want your whole [expletive] life,” Rip turned on the lights, put on some music, and danced with her.

The intimate moment shared showed them to be the couple's goals that fans of "Yellowstone," love to see.

 

Amid the release of the steamy clip, Deadline revealed that “America’s Got Talent” did well on the Tuesday night rating table as 8.62 million viewers watched it. The NBC series also scored a 1.3 rating from the adults aged 18 to 49 demographic.

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