1923 has already broken records for Paramount+.
Taylor Sheridan's Yellowstone prequel drew an audience of some 7.4 million viewers, surpassing the streamer's previous premiere record by around 80%. The Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren-starring Western premiered on Sunday, December 18, becoming the latest successful installment in Sheridan's ever-expanding Yellowstone canon.
"Anchored by Taylor Sheridan’s incredible vision and the performances of legends Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford, we felt confident this next chapter of the Dutton Family origin story would resonate with audiences," said Paramount Streaming's Chief Programming Officer Tanya Giles in a statement. "We are thrilled with the record-breaking early response to the first episode and can’t wait to introduce more audiences to this incredible journey of perseverance, heartbreak and adventure set amongst the backdrop of the Mountain West."
"The Yellowstone universe continues to break records, with our latest chapter, 1923 scoring as the most watched premiere ever on Paramount+ and debuting as the #1 new cable premiere of the year on linear," said Chris McCarthy, President/CEO Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios. "Taylor Sheridan continues to tap a cultural nerve that has proven irresistible to viewers from across the country and around the world, with this newest installment showing no signs of slowing down – proving yet again the power of our franchise strategy to fuel the future of Paramount+."
1923 is streaming on Paramount+.
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