Drastic times call for DRAGTASTIC numbers, and the ratings are in for the GAGA-sized premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 9 this past Friday night! AND it looks like it’s new home at VH1 feels just like family. Besides trending at #1 on Twitter, and holding the coveted #1 download spot on iTunes for Series and Season, the GAGA-gantuan premiere drew in nearly 1 MILLION viewers breaking ratings records and making it the show’s MOST-WATCHED EPISODE EVER.
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The telecast tripled its 8 PM time slot and more than doubled its viewership from last season’s debut on Logo. The Emmy-winning series moved to VH1 from Logo as part of the recent restructuring under the networks’ owner Viacom. The Season 9 premiere also performed well on social, scoring its highest Twitter volume ever, according to VH1.
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.
The second episode of Season 9 airs Friday at 8 PM with guest stars Lisa Kudrow and the B-52s.
Can we get a communal:
The second episode returns to VH1 on Friday at 8PM with guest stars Lisa Kudrow and the B-52s. Check out the teaser: