Why The REAL Winner Of The Super Bowl Was ‘The Masked Singer’

The Robot performs on "The Masked Singer"Jill O'Rourke | Talent Recap

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.

Watch the intro to “The Masked Singer” after the Super Bowl.

‘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.

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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.

The Robot is revealed in the “Masked Singer” Season 3 premiere.

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.

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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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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