The first episode of the second season of Yellowjackets premiered last Friday on Showtime’s streaming service (and then on Showtime on Sunday), and to no one’s surprise, the show is a huge hit. The first episode broke the previous Showtime streaming ratings records with almost two million viewers, passing the previous record held by Dexter: New Blood. Season two’s first episode viewership was up by over 100% compared to the series premiere in 2021.
“Yellowjackets broke records as the most streamed Showtime debut ever thanks to Ashley, Bart, Jonathan and our extraordinary ensemble cast who brought season two to even greater heights,” Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios & Paramount Media Networks, said in a statement. “By tapping into our proven strategy of promoting series across our full portfolio of brands at Paramount Media Networks, we successfully broadened the reach and brought new viewers into this incredible series that deftly combines psychological horror, dark comedy and coming-of-age drama.”
Season three has already been ordered by Showtime.