Monday, April 22, 2024

Western Stars: Kevin Costner’s “Yellowstone” Swaps Home Viewership, All Seasons in Top 10 Chart


Thirty one years after “Dances with Wolves,” Kevin Costner is all over the place and on top again!

Costner’s TV series from the mind of Taylor Sheridan has swamped the home viewing chart — among movies!

On the Digital Entertainment Group chart for home viewing this week, the current season of “Yellowstone” is number 1 and ahead of “Free Guy,” a big summer movie.

That’s season 4 of “Yellowstone.” The other three seasons of the series are also lodged in top 10 scattered among other movies among “Fast and Furious 9” and “Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch.”

The DEG chart measures DVD sales. So far “Yellowstone,” apart from its Paramount Network showings, has earned $22 million in sales. They should up the prices!

“Yellowstone”‘s success, as I’ve said before, is pointed directly at the bread basket of this country. It”s comfort food even for liberals, but it’s aimed exactly at conservative America. I hope the Democrats are taking notice of this. If Costner wants that road, he’s got it. But he could also invite Beto O’Rourke to make an appearance as a cowhand!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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