Yellowstone Season 1 returns to Paramount Network
Yellowstone Season 1 is taking a final bow on traditional pay TV on Mother’s Day.
Paramount Network announced that it will run a Season 1 marathon of its flagship drama series on May 10 at 1P.M. ET/PT. It may be the last time many viewers will be able to watch older episodes of Yellowstone on traditional pay TV — at least for a while.
In January, NBCUniversal revealed its new streaming service, Peacock, would become the exclusive streaming home of Yellowstone. Season 1 and Season 2 of Yellowstone are already available to Comcast subscribers with “early bird” access to Peacock. The streaming service will be available nationwide on July 15.
Yellowstone is about to kick off its third season June 21 on Paramount Network. New episodes will continue to air on Paramount Network. Fans without cable TV service will be able to live stream Paramount Network to watch Season 3 when it debuts on Father’s Day.
The cheapest way to live stream Paramount Network is currently through Philo, which offers a free 7-day trial. Philo carries 59 live TV channels, including Paramount, HGTV and A&E for $20 per month. The service comes with unlimited Cloud DVR so subscribers can record entire seasons or marathons of TV shows.
Paramount said in a statement this week that the season one marathon will include “a sneak peek into the upcoming third season.”
Yellowstone was most-watched summer series
Yellowstone was a breakout hit for Paramount Network when it debuted in the summer of 2018.
It returned with an even stronger showing for Season 2. The season finale on Aug. 28 averaged 5.7 million total viewers. Viewership in Season 2 had a double digit increase from its first season.
Shot entirely on location in Utah and Montana, the drama centers on the family of John Dutton (Kevin Costner), who controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States.
With a backdrop of vast mountain ranges and landscapes, Yellowstone has landed as a huge draw for viewership in key demographics. Its second season was the #1 scripted series of the summer on cable TV among viewers age 18 to 49, and 25 to 54 years old.
Paramount has already ordered a fourth season of Yellowstone. The show was created by Oscar®-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (“Hell or High Water” and “Sicario,”).
Comcast/Xfinity customers using X1 or its Flex 4K streaming device have “early bird” access to Peacock. Peacock currently has Season 1 and Season 2 of Yellowstone.