RuPaul’s Drag Race wrapped up an explosive season 9 this past Friday with alternative queen Sasha Velour taking the crown and it should come as no surprise that it was the show’s highest rated finale — ever.
Drag Race made the move from Logo TV to VH1 this past season and it looks like it was a smart move by Viacom. As Deadline reports, not only was the season 9 finale the highest rated ever, but season 9 is the highest rated season ever for the little show that could.
859,000 total viewers tuned in to the finale this past Friday, which VH1 says is a 218% increase over last season’s finale. In total viewers, the season finale was the second most-watched episode behind the season 9 premiere. In addition, the network points out that it was the most social show that night, as Drag Race trended on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. In the coveted demo of adults 18-49, the show was up 122% from last season.
This isn’t the last we’ll see of RuPaul, however. Season 10 will return to VH1 next summer, and the biggest queen of all can next be seen on RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 9 RuVealed, premiering Thursday, June 29 at 9pm on Logo TV. In addition, Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul will premiere following RuVealed. In short, there’s no shortage of RuPaul to carry us through to next season of Drag Race.
While we weren’t into this season when it first premiered, we really grew to love the queens and Sasha was the only winner in our eyes for the last few weeks. Congrats, girl!
RuPaul’s Drag Race will return next year.