Did you watch The Masked Singer after the Super Bowl this past Sunday? A lot of people did, according to the ratings. Forget the Chiefs or the 49ers — The Masked Singer was the real winner.
The Season 3 premiere of the show (in which celebrities perform while wearing disguises) aired after the big game on Sunday night. Judges Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, and Robin Thicke returned to the panel.
‘The Masked Singer’ Super Bowl Ratings
According to Deadline, Sunday’s episode of The Masked Singer averaged 23.7 million viewers. That’s a 7 percent increase from the audience for last year’s post-game premiere of The World’s Best on CBS. The Masked Singer also had an 8.1 rating among adults 18-49, which is a 16 percent improvement from The World’s Best.
The Hollywood Reporter points out that these numbers are “series highs” for The Masked Singer. It’s also up from the last Fox post-game broadcast, 24: Legacy in 2017. That only brought in 17.58 million viewers, and a 6.1 rating among adults 18-49.
The Super Bowl itself drew a total of 102 million viewers this year. The halftime show (featuring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira) averaged 103 million viewers on Fox, up 4 percent from last year’s show.
How Were Wednesday Night’s Ratings?
The Masked Singer Season 3 continued on Wednesday night, with ratings that were more in line with last season’s averages. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it earned a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49, and 7.4 million viewers.
Wednesday’s episode of The Masked Singer beat ABC’s special episode of The Bachelor, which earned 5.08 million viewers. People clearly love tuning in to guess which celebrities are under those masks.
Want to know who’s who? Check out Talent Recap’s predictions for this season’s Masked Singer cast right here.