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Yellowstone prequel series 1923 debuts with a strong 7 million viewers

Paramount’s highly-successful Yellowstone franchise has expanded once again, with the new prequel series 1923 that debuted on Sunday, and was a big hit.

A reported 7.4 million viewers watched the premiere episode on Sunday night, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 

The episode – which featured Helen Mirren’s Cara Dutton killing a trespasser and more – had four broadcast cable airings, three on Paramount Network and one on CMT.

Big hit: Paramount’s highly-successful Yellowstone franchise has expanded once again, with the new prequel series 1923 that debuted on Sunday, and was a big hit

Viewers: A reported 7.4 million viewers watched the premiere episode on Sunday night, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Viewers: A reported 7.4 million viewers watched the premiere episode on Sunday night, according to The Hollywood Reporter 

Paramount claims the 1923 premiere delivered the biggest cable premiere of 2022, though final numbers for Sunday’s telecasts will arrive from Nielsen on Tuesday.

‘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 Tanya Giles, chief programming officer at Paramount Streaming.   

‘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 added.

Premiere: Paramount claims the 1923 premiere delivered the biggest cable premiere of 2022, though final numbers for Sunday's telecasts will arrive from Nielsen on Tuesday

Premiere: Paramount claims the 1923 premiere delivered the biggest cable premiere of 2022, though final numbers for Sunday’s telecasts will arrive from Nielsen on Tuesday

Taylor's vision: '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 Tanya Giles, chief programming officer at Paramount Streaming

Taylor’s vision: ‘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 Tanya Giles, chief programming officer at Paramount Streaming

Added Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of Paramount Media Networks and MTV Entertainment Studios, ‘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.’

‘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+,’ he added.

1923 stars Harrison Ford in his first major television role, portraying Jacob Dutton alongside Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren as his wife Cara Dutton. 

Cultural: '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+,' he added

Cultural: ‘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+,’ he added

The 1923 cast also includes Darren Mann, Michelle Randolph, James Badge Dale, Marley Shelton, Brian Geraghty, Aminah Nieves, and Jerome Flynn. 

Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan created 1923 and executive produces with John Linson, Art Linson, David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, David Hutkin, Bob Yari and Ben Richardson.

1923 is the second Yellowstone prequel series, following last year’s 1883 starring Tim McGraw and Faith Hill as James and Margaret Dutton.

Cast: The 1923 cast also includes Darren Mann, Michelle Randolph, James Badge Dale, Marley Shelton, Brian Geraghty, Aminah Nieves, and Jerome Flynn

Cast: The 1923 cast also includes Darren Mann, Michelle Randolph, James Badge Dale, Marley Shelton, Brian Geraghty, Aminah Nieves, and Jerome Flynn

Creator and cast: Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan created 1923 and executive produces with John Linson, Art Linson, David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, David Hutkin, Bob Yari and Ben Richardson

Creator and cast: Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan created 1923 and executive produces with John Linson, Art Linson, David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, David Hutkin, Bob Yari and Ben Richardson

Sheridan also has another present-day spin-off entitled 6666, set on the Four Sixes Ranch in Texas, and expected to debut in 2023.

Yellowstone debuted its fifth season in mid-November, debuting to 10.3 million viewers across Paramount Network, CMT, TV Land and Pop.

The premiere was the highest-rated entertainment telecast of 2022, matched just weeks later by the Thanksgiving episode of Fox’s The Masked Singer. 

Coming soon: Sheridan also has another present-day spin-off entitled 6666, set on the Four Sixes Ranch in Texas, and expected to debut in 2023

Coming soon: Sheridan also has another present-day spin-off entitled 6666, set on the Four Sixes Ranch in Texas, and expected to debut in 2023

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