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22nd Nov 2022

Where to stream the “most-watched TV show of 2022” in Ireland

Rory Cashin

There is a chance you’ve never even heard of it, let alone watched it yet.

2022 has already seen some shows conjure up some HUGE viewership numbers.

Think of the likes of House of the Dragon, The Boys, Stranger Things, Moon Knight, The White Lotus, The Crown, Euphoria, Bridgerton, The Rings of Power, Better Call Saul… all of them have been absolutely monstrous hits.

But there is one show that, according to reports, is officially the most-watched show of 2022… and there is a very good chance you’ve never even heard of it, let alone been watching it yet.

The first episode of the fifth season of Yellowstone debuted on American TV this month, and scored 12.1 million viewers, making it the most-watched episode on American TV of the year.

You might well be thinking “Fifth season? FIFTH?!“, but yep, this show has been on the air since 2018, created by Taylor Sheridan (Sons of Anarchy, Hell or High Water) and John Linson (Lords of Dogtown, The Runaways).

The series stars Kevin Costner, Kelly Reilly, Cole Hauser, Wes Bentley, Jacki Weaver and Piper Perabo, and the story follows the Dutton family, owners of the largest ranch in Montana, aka the Yellowstone, and their constant battles with corporations, local Indian reservations, and aggressive developers.

Yellowstone has proven to be such a popular prospect for its producers, it has already spun-off multiple additional shows, including 1883 (headed by Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill), while 1923 will debut this December (fronted by none other than Harrison Ford!), and the modern-day set 6666 due to debut some time in 2023.

In the meantime, if you want to catch up, all four previous seasons (as well as 1883) and the episodes of the fifth season so far are all available to stream on Paramount+ in Ireland, and 1923 will also debut on that streaming service next month.

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