Kevin Costner has earned big money as the star of the hit TV series “Yellowstone.” The actor will rake in approximately $1.2 million per episode for the fourth season of the show. Yellowstone debuted on the Paramount Network in 2018.
The series follows the Dutton family as they try to protect their ranch from ruthless land developers in Montana. Kevin Costner plays the Dutton family patriarch and is the show’s leading man. The most recent episode of Yellowstone was the highest-rated cable episode since The Walking Dead in 2017.
The success of the series is undeniable. The show came from obscurity to become one of the surprise hits of the last several years. Kevin Costner played no small part in that. Costner is now reaping the financial rewards for his effort, according to Screen Rant.
The finale of season four of Yellowstone was watched by 9.3 million viewers. That is a startling amount for a cable series. The finale topped the series’ previous high for viewership by 81%.
During season one it was not uncommon for Yellowstone to draw about two million viewers. The ratings grew slightly with each season and have finally peaked. No episode in the fourth season of the show had less than 7.28 million people tuned in.
The success of Yellowstone is owed in large part to the performance of Kevin Costner. The show recently launched its own spin-off, 1883. The producers of the show obviously believe that Costner is worth every penny.
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