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 That premise stretches from viewership for the Indy 500 – which was the highest since 2016 last month – to the 500’s purse and attendance numbers, entries in the series and more. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 18 June 2021 Nielsen's pie chart showcases the difference between active and passive viewership, in my humble opinion. Brian Stelter, CNN, 17 June 2021 Disney has yet to share any specific figures in regards to Loki’s viewership on Disney+, but as reported by Deadline, the latest statistics from Samba TV show that the first episode of the new series reached 2.5 million views in the US in five days. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 17 June 2021 Some companies like Nielsen are trying to devise a way of tracking online viewership, and thus popularity. R.t. Watson, WSJ, 16 June 2021 Reigning Olympics gymnastics champion Simone Biles is set to perform during the first week of the Games, which should help drive viewership interest in the Games, Shell said. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, 14 June 2021 At Daytona set viewership records across NBC and NBCSN. Maury Brown, Forbes, 14 June 2021 The dance label streamer says that viewership for its streams has decreased since early April, but notes this drop is also likely a function of dance fans starting their return to live shows. Billboard, 3 June 2021 That could help keep viewership – and public engagement -- numbers up. Robert Higgs, cleveland, 31 May 2021

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First Known Use of viewership

1952, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jun 2021

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“Viewership.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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