NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 09: Sylvester Stallone attends the "Tulsa King" premiere on November 09, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Paramount+)
Movies - TV
Tulsa King Scores Higher Premiere Ratings Than House of
the Dragon
HBO's "Game of Thrones" prequel "House of the Dragon" is no longer cable's highest-rated premiere for a brand new series in 2022. According to viewing numbers reported by Nielsen, "Tulsa King" drew in 3.7 million viewers through a combination of day-of Paramount+ streams and a special premiere on the Paramount Network.
The series premiered on November 13, immediately following the Season 5 premiere of "Yellowstone." Considering that the western juggernaut drew in a staggering eight million viewers, it's no wonder "Tulsa King" came swinging out the gate the way it did.
The show's success shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise considering that this is one of the few television roles that legendary actor Sylvestor Stallone has taken on. It also doesn’t hurt that its showrunner is Taylor Sheridan who helped "Yellowstone" became one of television's most successful franchises.