‘Yellowstone’ Prequel ‘1923’ Attracts Record Audience For Premiere | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Amanda Harding.

    After a lot of hype and anticipation, the "Yellowstone" prequel "1923" premiered on Paramount+ to a record audience.

    Paramount Global reported that 7.4 million people tuned in to the premiere episode Sunday, including viewers from three Paramount Network telecasts, CMT, and streaming on Paramount+, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

    The series stars Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren as ancestors of the Dutton family made famous by the hit show, "Yellowstone." This latest iteration follows the family as they run a sprawling Montana cattle ranch a few years after World War I and during Prohibition. It is chock full of cowboys, danger, dreams, family values, and an impending sense of doom as the Great Depression looms.

    "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," chief programming officer Tanya Giles said of the viewership results.

    "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," she continued.
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