• ‘RuPaul's Drag Race' EP on Adapting to COVID and Evolving the Show With the Times

    18 days ago - By The Wrap

    This story about “RuPaul's Drag Race” first appeared in the Race Begins issue of TheWrap's Emmy magazine.
    Coming off a season that had its finale nearly derailed by production shutdowns at the start of the pandemic, RuPaul's Drag Race returned in a big way last year, with one of its longest seasons ever and a variety of spinoffs and international editions.
    According to executive producer Tom Campbell, the new episodes - filmed under strict COVID safety guidelines amid a period of immense social upheaval - also serve as a reminder of the role drag queens play as sources of hope and...
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  • ‘SNL' Beats All Broadcast Primetime TV in Key Demo for the First Time

    18 days ago - By The Wrap

    Live from New York it's... the highest-rated TV series among the key demographic of viewers aged 18 to 49. For the first time ever, “Saturday Night Live” outpaced every other entertainment series on television, including broadcast primetime, among the advertiser-preferred demo.
    “SNL” notched a 2.06 rating for its 46th season, which includes seven days of delayed viewing. That was above the top two broadcast primetime series NBC's “This Is Us” and Fox's “The Masked Singer,” which each finished with a 1.98 rating.
    While the mark is impressive for long-running sketch comedy as it heads into...
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  • ‘Saturday Night Live' Ranks As No.1 Entertainment Show On Ad-Supported TV For First Time In Season 46

    18 days ago - By Deadline

    The final ratings for Season 46 of Saturday Night Live are in, and the venerable late-night sketch program ranked as the 1 entertainment show among all ad-supported networks in the adults 18-49 demo. The show averaged a 2.06 rating in 18-49 and 9.0 million total viewers overall in Live+7 numbers. For the second year in...
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