On Sunday, the first Yellowstone spinoff series since 1883 was a huge hit for Paramount+. The opening episode of the prequel was the most-watched original series launch for ViacomCBS‘s new streaming channel. In the film “1883,” Tim McGraw and Faith Hill feature as the ancestors of Kevin Costner‘s John Dutton in the film.

According to ViacomCBS, 1883 more than quadrupled the previous record for the most-watched premiere on Paramount+. The Mayor of Kingstown premiere held the record until Sunday night. Taylor Sheridan founded both 1883 and was Mayor of Kingstown. According to data from Talkwalker Social Content Ratings, 1883 was also the “most-social drama series” on Sunday night across streaming platforms, according to ViacomCBS. More third-party data will be revealed later. There were no specific viewing figures for Paramount+.

Kevin Michael Costner is an American actor, filmmaker, musician and songwriter.
Kevin Costner was the lead role in “Yellowstone.”
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The debut of 1883 on the Paramount Network attracted 4.9 million people. The episode aired on Sunday night, after a new episode of Yellowstone. Since 2015, this was the largest new series debut on cable. The 1883 premiere received 6.4 million viewers throughout the night, including the premiere, simulcast, and encores.

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In a statement, Tanya Giles, Chief Programming Officer, ViacomCBS Streaming, remarked, “The results of 1883’s launch are really spectacular.” “The first day’s streaming stats, together with the results of the linear sampling effort and our audience’s social engagement, demonstrate that this series has a lot of potential. We’re excited to continue on this fantastic adventure with our subscribers.”

he prequel's premiere episode was the most-watched original series premiere for the young ViacomCBS streaming platform.
The first Yellowstone spinoff series 1883 was a massive success for Paramount+.
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101 Studios CEO David Glasser stated, “Getting this program out to fans in 2021 was an incredible endeavor.” “Despite being faced with nearly impossible circumstances, we were able to fulfill our aim in record-breaking time. The cast, crew, ViacomCBS, and Taylor Sheridan’s dynamic vision and leadership are all responsible for the show’s success. 101 Studios is ecstatic to have collaborated with Taylor to bring 1883 into the world.

1883 follows James and Margaret Dutton (McGraw and Hill) as they move to Montana to create the massive Yellowstone Ranch that can be seen in Yellowstone. Shea Brennan, played by Sam Elliott, is the expedition’s leader. Elsa and John, James and Margaret’s children, are played by Isabel May and Audie Rick. Brecken Merrill has played the role of Tate Dutton in the series.

In addition to LaMonica Garrett, Mar Rissmann, Eric Nelson, and James Landry Hebert, the film stars LaMonica Garrett, Mar Rissmann, Eric Nelson, and James Landry Hebert. On Sundays, new episodes of Paramount+ are released. Yellowstone, meanwhile, airs on the Paramount Network on Sundays at 8 p.m. ET. Melanie Olmstead worked behind the scenes of Yellowstone.

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