‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ S14 Premiere Marks Highest-Rated Debut Since 2018 – Deadline

Charisma, uniqueness, guts and talent returned toRuPaul’s Drag Race with the Season 14 premiere on Friday, January 7, marking some highlights for the Emmy-winning franchise.
With a slew of new queens entering the Workroom, RuPaul’s Drag Race earned a rating of 0.53 in the 18-49 demo, up 17% from the season 13 premiere (0.45). The season premiere for the franchise’s highest-rated season opener since Season 10 in 2018. Drag race posted an increase of 73% In the 18-34 demo rose from 0.28 to 0.48 last year.

In addition to rising in the demo, RuPaul’s Drag Race came in too VH1 viewers, representing 738,000 total viewers, up from 562,000 last year. Unlike last year’s premiere, Drag raceThe Season 14 opener aired only on VH1. Friday’s debut also surpassed the last full season average of 595,000 viewers, VH1 says. Additionally, Season 14 provided the best premiere by share, scoring a 5.04 in the 18-34 demo and a 2.63 for 18-49.

This season, 14 queens from across the country show off their gear for a chance to win the $100,000 cash prize and the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar. While the roster of newcomers includes queens from notable drag families, RuPaul’s season 14 Drag race will also tout a few firsts, including the series’ first straight entrant and Michigan’s first queen. This season’s queens include Alyssa Hunter, Angeria Paris VanMichaels, Bosco, Daya Betty, Deja Skye, Jasmine Kennedie, Jorgeous, June Jambalaya, Kerri Colby, Kornbread “TheSnack” Jeté, Lady Camden, Maddy Morphosis, Orion Story and Willow Pill.

After the premiere of season 14, the all-saying after-show RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked (0.48) was in the 18-34 demo of the last premiere. In addition, the premiere garnered at least 413,000 social media engagements, marking the No. 1 most social cable show on Friday, VH1 said. Global drag race trending in Twitter’s top 5 for three hours, peaking at #2 during airtime

RuPaul’s Drag Race is produced by World of Wonders productions, with RuPaul as host.

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