RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 3 Achieves Series Ratings High With VH1 Debut!
RuPaul’s Drag Race franchise keeps growing. The premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 3 ended up being the most-watched All Stars episode to date!
According to VH1 and Nielsen, the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 3 was able to attract 895,000 total viewers. This helped make the premiere the most-watched episode of the All Stars spinoff. The episode went on to score a 0.69 rating in P18-45 in L+SD.
The current All Star season is the first one to air on VH1 after it moved from sister Viacom network Logo. Fans will remember that the second season of All Stars was simulcast on Logo and VH1. The main RuPaul’s Drag Race series also ended up posting its highest viewing numbers in 2017, after moving to VH1 from Logo. According to the network, the finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race was the most-watched episode of the main series.
In more great news, the All Stars season 3 premiere was also “the No. 1 social cable series of the night.” It went on to trend No. 1 in the U.S. and worldwide.
VH1 has been experiencing a lot of growth. The network saw ten consecutive quarters of year-over-year ratings increase in the key P18-49 demographic.
All Stars season 3 premiered on January 25, 2018, at 8/7c on VH1. New episodes will air every Thursday. The show 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. Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola serve as Executive Producers for VH1.
This year’s All Stars lineup includes Aja (from season nine), BenDeLaCreme (season six), Milk (season six), Chi Chi DeVayne (season eight), Kennedy Davenport (season seven), Thorgy Thor (season eight), Morgan McMichaels (season two), Shangela (seasons two and three), Trixie Mattel (season seven), and BeBe Zahara Benet (winner of season one).
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