Primetime Ratings: Booming ‘Masked Singer’ Paces Fox

Fox got top prize in Wednesday’s prime ratings, with The Masked Singer leading to a 1.7 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and an 8 share. That topped the 1.2/6 that NBC posted.

Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back lost a tenth of a point for a 1.0 on Fox and The Masked Singer went up 9% to 2.4. Spoiler alert to follow: The contestant voted out was, dressed in an alien costume and singing “Ex’s and Oh’s”, La Toya Jackson.

On NBC, Chicago Med got a 1.3, Chicago Fire a 1.2 and Chicago P.D. a 1.1, each one down a tenth from last week.

CBS did a 0.9/4 and ABC a 0.7/3. CBS had The World’s Best down 10% at 0.9 from 8 to 10 p.m. and the Big Brother: Celebrity Edition finale grew 13% to 0.9.

On ABC, The Goldbergs fell 15% to 1.1 and Schooled was down 20% for a 0.8. After a Modern Family rerun, Single Parents dropped 25% to 0.6 and Match Game fell 17% to 0.5.

Telemundo and Univision both did a 0.4/2.

The CW rated a 0.2/1 with repeats. 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone is content director at B+C and Multichannel News. He joined B+C in 2005 and has covered network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television, including writing the "Local News Close-Up" market profiles. He also hosted the podcasts "Busted Pilot" and "Series Business." His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The L.A. Times, The Boston Globe and New York magazine.