"RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE" SASHAYS OVER TO VH1 WITH MOST WATCHED EPISODE IN FRANCHISE HISTORY
New York, NY, March 27, 2017 - Emmy(R) Award-winning "RuPaul's Drag Race" shattered records on Friday night with its most watched episode ever.* Nearly one million viewers** tuned in for the season nine premiere which tripled the time slot on VH1*** while more than doubling last season's debut. ****
Additionally, the pop culture phenomenon broke the internet becoming the #1 most social show on television. Friday's telecast scored the series its highest twitter volume ever*****, and trended worldwide during the broadcast.
For a preview of this Friday's second episode airing at 8:00 PM ET/PT on VH1, please visit http://www.logotv.com/video-clips/18dsyr. Viewers will not want to miss the conclusion to the shocking premiere cliffhanger to find out which queen will return to the competition and who will be the first to sashay away. Special guests include Lisa Kudrow and the B-52s.
"RuPaul's Drag Race" is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe, Mandy Salangsang and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive Producers. Tim Palazzola serves as Executive Producer for Logo.
For up-to-date "RuPaul's Drag Race" news and exclusives, join the "RuPaul's Drag Race" Facebook page or follow #DragRace on Twitter at @RuPaulsDragRace. Follow along with live gifs from the show on Tumblr and additional content on the show's Instagram page.
* Source: NMR, LSD, P18-49 and P2+, all RU (including All Stars 2 simulcast) 2/1/10-10/27/2016, based on 000s
** Source: NMR, LSD, P2+, based on 000s (987K P2+)
*** Source: NMR, LSD, P2+ 000s, 12/26/16-3/17/17, Friday 8-9P
****Source: NMR, LSD, P18-49, 3/7/16, based on 000s
***** Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings, 3/24/17, All TV, All Day Parts, Live or New, Episodes ranked on Total Interactions excluding sports or news and Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings (8/1/16-3/24/17) & Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings (1/1/12-7/31/16), Twitter Interactions