1883: 10 Ways It's The Best TV Western Since Deadwood

Any fans that have been yearning for another Wild West wonder since Deadwood can thank 1883 - their wait appears to be over.

 

By Nate Reeves, CBR.com

Jan 5, 2022

 

Back in 2004, HBO set a new prospector's gold standard for small screen cowboys. Deadwood is now regarded as one of the greatest television shows of all time. Even with the evolution of TV in recent years, the Ian McShane starring series is still capable of duelling with the best of them.

 

A Yellowstone prequel from Taylor Sheridan is already earning comparisons to the cowboy classic, and rightfully so. 1883 has all the ingredients, and the talent in charge of them, to be one of the finest depictions of the American West to ever hit screens. Any fans that have been yearning for another Wild West wonder since Deadwood can thank 1883. Their wait appears to be over.

 

10 The Journey Across The Great Plains Is All Set To Be One Breathtaking Ride ...

 

9 The Expertly Crafted, Hollywood Calibre Script ...

 

8 1883 Features An All-Star Cast And Has Already Seen A Jaw-Dropping Cameo From An Acting Legend ...

 

7 Isabel May's Performance Looks To Make Her A Star ...

 

6 Even For Modern TV, The Production Values Are Awe-Inspiring ...

 

5 The Eye-Watering Cinematography And Top Quality Direction ...

 

4 The Musical Score Has Been Sensational So Far ...

 

3 The Gritty, Shocking Realism Will Please Die Hard Fans Of The Genre ...

 

2 If Yellowstone's Track Record Is Anything To Go By, Western Fans Are In For An Amazing Series ...

 

1 This May Just Be The Role That Sam Elliott Was Born To Play ...

 

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Kevin Costner's non-woke series Yellowstone breaks records as more than 11MILLION tune in to watch the season four finale - making it the most watched show on TV since 2017

 

·         Yellowstone broke record for most-watched cable TV show in the last five years on Sunday, with more than 11million viewers tuning in live to the Season 4 finale

·         The Walking Dead set the record in October of 2017 with 11.4 viewers watching its Season 8 premiere

·         Kevin Costner series about rural America surpassed its own Season 3 finale live viewership - 5.2 million - by 81 percent

 

By Christina Coulter For Dailymail.Com (UK)

5 January 2022

 

Kevin Costner's Yellowstone set new rating records with its Season 4 finale on Sunday, with more than 11 million viewers tuning in - the highest views since the 2017 Walking Dead Season 8 premiere.

 

The drama takes a break from TV's typical New York City or LA settings to focus on a real American family in Montana who are fighting to protect their cattle ranch from land-grabbing interlopers.

 

The non-woke Paramount series, which first aired in 2018, has been besting cable TV mainstays with over 7 million viewers on the week of December 6. It was only surpassed by the 13 million attracted to the New England Patriots versus Buffalo Bills football game, outpacing the FOX channel's The Five, Special Report with Brett Baer and Tucker Carlson Tonight.

 

On January 2, it became the most watched show on TV since The Walking Dead Season 8 premiere on AMC in October 2017, which drew 11.4 million viewers.

 

Yellowstone's finale, which was aired on Paramount Network and CMT, was viewed by 10.3 million people, while the Paramount Network encores boosted the figures to more than 11 million viewers - 81 per cent higher than its season three finale's 5.2 million.  

 

'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.'

 

Social media mentions of the Season 4 finale were up by 115 percent, and was the most-mentioned show across platforms, according to Deadline...

 

... And Yellowstone depicts modern-day struggles that are all too real for middle-America viewers in those D markets, like the development of rural areas and the clash between landowners and government over stewardship.

 

Kevin Costner's character, patriarch John Dutton, put it bluntly in Episode 7 of Season 4: 'there's a war on our way of life.'

 

'They'll tell you that the land's only hope if for them to be its steward. The ugly truth is they want the land, and if they get it, it will never look like our land again.'

 

'I am the opposite of progress. I am the wall that it bashes against it, and I will not be the one who breaks' ...

 

... Lafayette, Indiana had the highest proportion of Yellowstone viewers in the country when Season 1 first aired in 2018. Jim Hedrick, 62, who lives there and works for Horizon Ag Consulting with farmers across the Midwest, said the show touches on issues that he can relate to, close to his own experience.

 

'They really dig into some parts of the culture that are at risk in this country,' he told the Journal...

 

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

 

By Nellie Andreeva, Deadline

January 5, 2022

 

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.

 

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...

 

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