The finale of ‘1883: A Yellowstone Origin Story’, a prequel to ‘Yellowstone’, was among the top 10 most-watched cable shows last week.

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This is a significant achievement, as the top spots are usually occupied by primetime news shows on Fox News and MSNBC.

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The 90-minute finale of the single-season show, starring Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Sam Elliott, and Isabel May, was the tenth most-watched cable show last week.

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It even surpassed two NFL Network pre-season football games, which had 2.2 million and 2.1 million viewers respectively.

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The top 10 cable shows mostly consisted of news and opinion programs.

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For instance, ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’ on MSNBC was the fifth most-watched cable show last week with 2.7 million viewers.

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This was followed by Fox News’ ‘The Five’ and ‘Jesse Watters Primetime’, which ranked sixth to ninth.

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The success of ‘Yellowstone’, a scripted cable series now in its final season, has contributed to the show’s viewership.

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The debut of its fourth season attracted 8.4 million viewers.

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The premiere of its final season in 2022 was the top scripted series premiere.

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