Last night’s season premiere of the CNN Original Series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, Where Do We Even Start with White Supremacy, airing 10-11:15pm, premiered at number one in cable news with 332,000 viewers, 55% more than Fox’s 214,000 and a 299% advantage over MSNBC 83,000, among adults 25-54.
In total viewers, United Shades surpassed MSNBC by wide margins averaging 1,190,000 total viewers vs. MSNBC’s 647,000.
This episode was the highest CNN Original Series premiere since Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown season 12 Kenya episode (358,000) among adults 25-54.
In prime time, CNN also ranked number one in cable news last night with 306,000, to Fox’s 215,000, and MSNBC’s 99,000 among adults 25-54. CNN easily outperformed MSNBC in total viewers last night as well (1,121,000 vs. 720,000).
Next Sunday, Bell heads to Oklahoma to explore how politics and economic disparity has impacted family and independent farming. The episode, All American Family Farms, will premiere at 10pm, ET on CNN.Follow @CommentaryCNN