Costner’s ‘Yellowstone’ Again Tops Week’s Entertainment Programs

Kevin Costner in a screen capture from “Yellowstone” on Paramount TV via YouTube.

“Yellowstone” was the second most-watched entertainment program in the two weeks since its fifth season aired and averaged more than 7 million viewers for one of the two episodes.

The Kevin Costner-starring neo-western drew 8.832 million total viewers on the Paramount Network and CMT, ranking sixth among primetime broadcast and cable programs between Nov. 14 and Sunday, according to Nielsen Tuesday. According to the data of the same day.

The CBS crime drama “FBI” was second among entertainment programs and seventh overall, averaging 7.313 million viewers.

NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” was the most-watched program for the 10th time through its 11 games, including the Kansas City Chiefs’ 30-27 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers with 17.886 million viewers, a season high. Ranked sixth in “Sunday Night Football”. the game.

The only time “Sunday Night Football” didn’t top the ratings week was the week of Nov. 7-13, when it had its second-smallest audience of the season, 15.843 million viewers, for the San Francisco 49ers’ 22-16 loss. attracted to The victory over the Chargers ranked second behind Fox’s seven-minute NFL postgame show, which averaged 18.132 million viewers.

CBS News magazine’s “60 Minutes” was the eighth-most-watched non-sports program in the nine-week 2022-23 prime-time television season, averaging 9.95 million viewers, for the week of “Sunday.” 4th after Knight”. football, ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” and the 10-minute “Sunday Night Football” pre-kickoff show.

The “60 Minutes” audience was the third largest of the season. It averaged 24.09 million viewers after a 48-minute run over the network’s afternoon NFL coverage in primetime in the Eastern and Central time zones. Runover is not considered a separate program but is included in the network’s weekly average.

The only time this season that “60 Minutes” was not the most-watched non-sports program was the week of Nov. 7-13, when the season premiere of “Yellowstone” averaged 12.493 million on the seven Paramount global cable networks. Looked at the audience.


Along with CBS’ reruns of “Young Sheldon,” “The Neighborhood” was the second-highest-rated comedy this season, averaging 5.238 million viewers, 19th for the week and 19th in non-sports. was ranked 14th in the programs of

The CBS drama “Fire Country” was the fourth-most-watched new series in its six-episode run, averaging 5.469 million viewers, 16th for the week, 12th among non-sports programs.

The CBS police drama “Blue Bloods” was the most-watched program for the sixth time in its six episodes this season at 10 p.m., averaging 5.818 million viewers, 13th for the week and 13th in non-sports. was ranked ninth in the programs of

The combination of “Sunday Night Football” and its three “Chicago” series made NBC the seventh-most-watched network on the season, averaging 5.53 million viewers. The only week that NBC did not win this season was when Fox aired coverage of the World Series.

NBC’s most-watched non-NFL program was “Chicago Fire,” which averaged 6.898 million viewers, ranking eighth for the week and fourth among non-sports programs. “Chicago Mad,” which preceded “Chicago Fire,” was ninth and fifth among non-sports programs, averaging 6.727 million viewers.

“Chicago PD,” which followed “Chicago Fire,” was 18th for the week, 13th among non-sports programs and second among programs starting at 10 p.m., averaging 5.386 million viewers.

CBS was second, averaging 5.32 million viewers. ABC was third among broadcast networks and fourth overall behind ESPN, averaging 2.82 million.

ABC’s most-watched program was “America’s Funniest Home Videos”, which was 34th among weekday broadcast and cable programs and 28th among non-sports programs, averaging 4.467 million viewers.

NBC, CBS, and ABC each broadcast 22 hours of prime-time programming.

Fox averaged 2.49 million viewers for its 16 hours of primetime programming. Procedural drama “9-1-1” was Fox’s most-watched non-sports program for the seventh time in its eight-episode season, averaging 4.939 million viewers, 25th among non-sports programs for the week. was ranked 20th.

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The CW averaged 500,000 viewers for its 14 hours of programming. Crime drama “Walker” was the fourth-most-watched program in seven weeks, averaging 795,000 viewers, 128th among broadcast programs. His overall rating was not available.

The 20 most-watched primetime programs consisted of two NFL games. three NFL pregame shows; “60 Minutes”; “Yellowstone”; seven CBS scripted programs; NBC’s three “Chicago” series and both episodes of its singing competition “The Voice”; And last Tuesday’s edition of Fox News Channel’s political talk show “Hannity,” which included coverage of former President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would seek a second term.

“Monday Night Football” and Saturday Night College Football made ESPN the most-watched cable network for the third time in four weeks, the sixth time in eight weeks and the ninth time in 12 weeks, averaging 3.4 million viewers. Fox News Channel was second, averaging 2.358 million viewers, and Hallmark Channel was third, averaging 1.391 million viewers.

MSNBC was the second cable network to average more than 1 million viewers for its primetime programming, averaging 1.272 million.

The most-watched cable program of the week was ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” broadcast on Nov. 14, which averaged 12.771 million viewers. The Washington Commanders’ 32-21 victory, which ended the Philadelphia Eagles’ bid for an undefeated season, was second overall.

The cable top 20 included “Monday Night Football” and its 14-minute kickoff show. “Yellowstone”; ESPN’s coverage of Saturday’s South Carolina-Tennessee college football game; 12 Fox News Channel weeknight political talk shows (five airing each on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” and “Hannity” and two on “The Ingraham Angle”); The Paramount+ crime drama “Tulsa King,” starring Sylvester Stallone, premiered on the Paramount Network; MSNBC news and opinion program, “The Rachel Maddow Show”; the Hallmark Channel movie, “My Christmas Dream”; And last Tuesday’s edition of the CNN news/talk program “Anderson Cooper 360” that included Trump’s announcement.

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The fifth season of “The Crown” was Netflix’s most-watched program for the second week in a row, with viewers watching its 10 episodes for 84.31 million hours in its first full week, down 21.5 percent from last week’s 107.39 million hours. is, when they were available for five days, according to data released by the streaming service.

Romantic comedy “Falling for Christmas” was Netflix’s most-watched movie, with 37.85 million hours watched in its first full week of release, down 21.7% from the 48.36 million hours watched last week, when it was four. Was available for days.

Univision’s coverage of the Latin Grammys was the most-watched Spanish-language program, averaging 2.479 million viewers, ranking 67th overall.

Univision was the most-watched Spanish-language network for the 15th consecutive week and 153rd time in 155 weeks, averaging 1.39 million viewers. Telemundo was second, averaging 770,000, followed by UniMas (490,000), Estrella TV (70,000) and Azteca America (50,000).

ABC’s “World News Tonight with David Moyer” was the most-watched nightly newscast for the 154th time in 155 weeks and the 206th time in 208 weeks, averaging 8.908 million viewers. “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” was second, averaging 7.259 million.

“CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell” was third, averaging 5.315 million viewers.

Rounding out the week’s 10 most-watched primetime programs was NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.” ESPN’s “Monday Night Football”; a 10-minute “Sunday Night Football” pre-kickoff show; “60 Minutes”; the third 20-minute segment of NBC’s “Football Night in America”; “Yellowstone”; CBS’ “FBI”; NBC’s “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago Mad”; and CBS’ NCIS.

– City News Service


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