After more than a year of waiting, Yellowstone finally returned Sunday night with its fourth season on Paramount Network, treating subscribers to even more of the beloved Kevin-Costner starring drama. The massive two-hour Season 4 premiere led to many buzzed-about moments as the fates of several characters were revealed following the Season 3 finale assassination attempts and as fans sadly had to say goodbye to one beloved cast member, with fans sounding off on social media.
Created by Taylor Sheridan and John Linson and starring Costner as John Dutton, the patriarch of the Dutton family, who are often fighting to keep their land, the double-sized Season 4 premiere drew massive numbers. The premiere more than doubled the live audience for the Season 3 premiere last year, jumping from 4.2 million viewers to 8 million total live viewers, a number that made it the most-watched cable series telecast since a 2018 episode of The Walking Dead. The Season 4 premiere also had the biggest Live+SameDay viewerships in both the 18-49 and the 25-54 demographics for a cable show in 2021.
Those massive ratings wins came as little surprise given how much chatter took place on social media Sunday night as fans tuned in to watch the episodes. Keep scrolling to see what viewers had to say about that jaw-dropping Yellowstone Season 4 premiere. Warning: spoilers ahead!
"That was PHENOMENAL," tweeted one fan. "I'm so happy it's back I can't wait to see this season it looks like it's gonna be unbelievable as usual."prevnext
'Holding my breath'
Did not disappoint. The first 18 minutes I was holding my breath!!— gail amato (@gailamato) November 8, 2021
"What a premier of Season 4! So good...I'm watching it again!" wrote another fan. "Tipping' my hat to you Mr. Taylor. Best episode yet!"prevnext
I feel like everyone is going to die this season, but I swear, you could put this woman in a wood chipper and she'd come out the other side asking for a cigarette. #YellowstoneTV pic.twitter.com/tRLBOz2dCC— Teddy Evans (@TheodoreEvans40) November 8, 2021
"Thankful you guys give us 2 hours for the premiere!! One episode wouldn't have been enough!" commented somebody else. "So excited for this season!!"prevnext
Two thumbs up
Giving Yellowstone 👍👍 for showing the scars -that pain & violence leave. The shot of Beth's #KellyReilly back was sad yet kinda beautiful at the same time. For me it added to the characters & diversity.
Best line #YellowstoneTV tonight? 'Mean streak like a fckin Badger'— LinnyMidwest (@Linny40330157) November 8, 2021
"It was Totally worth waiting all these months for [Yellowstone] Season 4!" added another viewer. "This two first episodes were awesome and I'm sure the following will be great too! Can't wait for next Sunday!"prevnext
Worth the wait
"I have to give it to [Yellowstone], we may have waited longer for that season premiere but they sure made it worth it!" commented another fan. "Outstanding premiere & outstanding cast . Thank you for an enjoyable evening of [Yellowstone]."prevnext
"It has been a long time since I have waited for a new season of a show to start as much as I wanted this one to start. I watched all the marathons of Yellowstone till the season started. I was not disappointed it was really good tonight," tweeted somebody else.prevnext
Reactions:— NC2NorCal (@NC2NorCal) November 8, 2021
1. The rattlesnake scene!
2. Beth cooking hamburger helper with tuna killed me! 😂
3. I like “Rip Junior” as a story line.
4. I can’t believe Bob Schwartz abandoned Beth.
5. Too many questions left unanswered. Taylor demands patience from us.
6. Jaime is a sneaky shit.
"This was so exhilarating tonight. Well done!!!!" wrote one fan. "John and RIP going to tear some a-es up this season. Wouldn't want to be in their path when they come for those who came for the Duttons and their families."prev