Press release from VH1, June 13, 2018:
VH1 today announced that Emmy Award-winning “RuPaul’s Drag Race” has been greenlit for a new season, bringing viewers more sickening queens and killer lip syncs. The new season will follow a record-breaking season 10, which is currently the most watched in franchise history. Additionally, the network renewed the Emmy Award-nominated aftershow, “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked,” which provides an intimate look into the conversations between the queens as they await to learn their fate behind the mainstage.
“After ten sickening seasons, the Drag Race phenomenon is just getting started,” said executive producer and Emmy(R) Award-winning host RuPaul Charles. “I want to thank VH1 for providing this amazing platform for a whole new generation of super talented drag queens.”
“We are thrilled that ‘Drag Race’ will continue to lead the conversation of inclusion and diversity as the show embarks on its eleventh season,” said Pamela Post, SVP Original Programming & Development at VH1. “It’s unprecedented for a show to continue to grow on the scale that ‘Drag Race’ has, and it’s just the beginning.”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” milestone season 10 is currently the most watched season in franchise history across both “Drag Race” and “All Stars.” The season is averaging 794,000 P18-49 Live+7 viewers and 1.2 million Live+7 total viewers.
Tune-in on Thursday, June 14th at 8:00 PM ET/PT as the top four queens must write and perform a verse in a performance of RuPaul’s hit single, “American,” and guest on RuPaul’s podcast with Michelle Visage. Choreographer Todrick Hall, style superstar Carson Kressley and the hilarious Ross Mathews guest judge. Then, on Thursday, June 21st at 8:00 PM ET/PT watch the queens spill the tea for the season 10 reunion, and be there for the highly-anticipated finale on Thursday, June 28th at 8:00 PM ET/PT.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked” are 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, and Jen Passovoy serves as Producer.
Source: NMR, Live+7, P18-49 and P2+ 000s, S10: 3/22/18-5/24/18 compared to all other seasons of Ru across VH1 and Logo (Ru 2-9 + AS 1-3), ranked on impressions.