view·​er·​ship ˈvyü-ər-ˌship How to pronounce viewership (audio)
: a television audience especially with respect to size or makeup

Examples of viewership in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It should be noted that this comparisons refers to viewership on Comedy Central alone. Selome Hailu, Variety, 21 Feb. 2024 This viewership is down 1% from last week’s impressive number coming off WWE’s exciting WrestleMania 40 Press Conference. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 Vizio’s success in the smart-TV category could give that unit not only a larger audience, but access to additional information like viewership data. Chris Morris, Fortune, 20 Feb. 2024 Brutal timing, coming just as the firm was celebrating record viewership for Super Bowl LVIII, which drew 123.4 million viewers. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 20 Feb. 2024 Nearly ten million people watched the final—more than twice as many did the previous year, and nearly double the record for viewership of that game. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 17 Feb. 2024 The Daily Show viewership shot up to 1.85 million viewers, the biggest audience for the show in nearly six years. James Hibberd, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Feb. 2024 Outside the Swift factor, the NFL continues to be one of the only communal viewership experiences remaining in the media landscape as programming becomes more fragmented across streaming services. Wire Service, The Mercury News, 13 Feb. 2024 But the big game's viewership still pales in comparison to a TV event that took place more than a half century ago: The Apollo 11 moon landing, as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to step foot on the lunar surface. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 13 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of viewership was in 1952

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“Viewership.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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