Last week, the finale of the Paramount+ series 1883 broke into the top 10 most-watched cable shows,
making a rare showing among cable TV ratings generally dominated by prime-time news programming on Fox News
MSNBC—the latest ratings award by a Yellowstone universe production.
The 90-minute finale of the single-season show starring Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Sam Elliott, and Isabel May was watched by 2.4 million people on Sunday,
making it the tenth-most-watched cable show last week, surpassing both NFL Network preseason football games (2.2 million and 2.1 million viewers, respectively).
The top ten cable shows were rounded out by news and opinion programming
The Five on Fox News, which drew between 2.75 million and 2.9 million viewers, while The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC ranked fifth (2.7 million),
Yellowstone, a scripted cable series now in its fifth and final season, has built on its success