How ‘The Masked Singer’ Took Over TV And Became Everyone’s Guilty Pleasure

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Do you spend your Wednesday nights asking “who are you?” well, so do we. The Masked Singer has become everyone’s favorite Wednesday night guilty pleasure and has seriously become one of the most popular talent competitions on television.

How Has ‘The Masked Singer’ Taken Over Television?

When The Masked Singer was first introduced to American audiences in January of 2019, it immediately became a hit. The Fox show was based on a South Korean version of the show. It has since spanned to several different countries making it quite the cult phenomenon. When The Masked Singer first aired in America on Fox, it brought in a whopping 12.97 million viewers during its premiere. Each season that has aired was the highest-rated non-sports program in adults ages 18–49 which is a huge demographic.

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Part of the reason why the show is so successful and has taken over television is the novelty. Celebrities wear elaborate costumes and show off their playful sides while the judges guess their identities. This concept is so fun and creative and makes people at home feel like they are actually part of the show too.

Now in its fourth season, The Masked Singer is back and better than ever with its panel of Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke. When you have superstar names on a judging panel like this, it heightens the caliber of the celebrities that are on the show and we have grown to love each of the judges. Plus, having a comedian like Ken on the panel keeps the laughs coming.

Also, throw in a host like Nick Cannon who has tons of experience and the show gets even better. Sure, Nick was involved in his own controversies in his personal life but he knows how to separate that from The Masked Singer. He helps build anticipation for the audience, judges and viewers at home always leaving people on the edge of their seats and absolutely making more people tune in each week.

The Show Continues It’s Success With Season 4

Season four has already gotten off to a hot start with the first-ever self-elimination. Each year the pool of celebrities gets greater and the costumes get even more extravagant. Where else could you see a singing-dancing Popcorn or a huge Giraffe dressed in colonial garb? The premise of the show is certainly unique which is why it brings in millions and millions of viewers each episode.

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If you are a big fan of The Masked Singer, check out our recap of this week’s episode below. Mel and Kyle talk about everything that happened in the episode and even reveal the identity of The Crocodile and trust us, it might not be who you think!

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Let us know down below why you love The Masked Singer.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Samantha Agate
Samantha Agate

Samantha Agate is a contributor and host for Talent Recap on YouTube with a previous byline at The Blast. She graduated from Hunter College in 2019 with a degree in Media Studies and a Concentration in Journalism. When she isn't binge-watching reality television shows or binge-eating fried food, she loves hanging out with her friends and family and petting puppies.

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