‘The Masked Singer’ Bounces Back From Ratings Drop
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It looks like people are still excited to see who’s under the mask. The Masked Singer continues to be a mega-hit for FOX, with last night’s episode seeing a rise from the previous week’s.
This week marked the fourth episode of the season and it scored a 2.3 initial rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic. That’s a tenth higher than last week’s 2.2, and the same as the second episode of the series which aired two weeks ago. And it was the #1 primetime program in the 18-49 demo for the evening.
Viewership also matched the second week’s episode, with 7.1 million viewers tuning in to find out the identity of the latest contestant to be unmasked. (For more on that, check out our recap of last night’s episode!) This was up from last week’s 6.94 million viewers, meaning this week was an improvement for the show in both ratings and viewership. The Masked Singer was the fourth-most watched program of the night, only behind NBC’s signature trio of Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago P.D.
These numbers also mean that The Masked Singer is the highest-rated talent show currently airing on American TV (though NBC’s America’s Got Talent: The Champions does have it beat in overall viewership by a couple million). FOX is undoubtedly over the moon about this surprise hit and while there haven’t been any announcements of a renewal yet, it seems very likely our televisions will soon be graced with a new group of mystery celebrities belting out hits in elaborate costumes.
The Masked Singer airs Wednesdays at 9/8 c on FOX.