view·​er·​ship | \ ˈvyü-ər-ˌship How to pronounce viewership (audio) \

Definition of viewership

: a television audience especially with respect to size or makeup

Examples of viewership in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This marks a drop in viewership of about 85.9 million hours from the week before. Selome Hailu, Variety, 19 July 2022 Nielsen NBA Conference Finals: The two conference finals both reported an increase in viewership from the previous year. Brad Adgate, Forbes, 28 June 2022 Following the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, the documentary experienced a surge in viewership. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 23 June 2022 The race aired on Fox TV and earned a 2.32 rating and 4.283 million viewers, which is a 168% increase in viewership from last year’s season opener, according to Nielsen Media Research, reported. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 4 June 2022 That's picking up on the increase in overall viewership from last season. Melanie Anzidei, USA TODAY, 4 June 2022 Still, while the bump in viewership was a relief to the academy and ABC, which airs the telecast, this year’s Oscars still ranks as the second-lowest-rated ever. Josh Rottenberg, Los Angeles Times, 25 Apr. 2022 Basketball holds comparable numbers to baseball in viewership, too. Adam M. Carrington, National Review, 7 Apr. 2022 For films released in theaters or streaming, marketers can maximize viewership by messaging the same streamers across the entire content lifecycle journey – from theater to rental/purchase to direct-to-streaming. Chris Morris, Variety, 26 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of viewership

1952, in the meaning defined above

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12 Aug 2022

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“Viewership.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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