Primetime Ratings: Fox Wins as ‘Masked Singer’ Finale Draws a Crowd

Fox won the Wednesday ratings race, as the finale of The Masked Singer led to a whopping 3.1 in viewers 18-49 for the network, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 13 share. In second was NBC at 1.2/5.

The Masked Singer occupied all of Fox’s prime and went up 19% over last week.

It was Chicago night on NBC, as Chicago Med and Chicago Fire both did a 1.2, both series down a tenth of a point. Chicago P.D. was off 21% from last week’s crossover episode, at 1.1.

ABC got a 0.9/4 and CBS a 0.8/4.

For ABC, The Goldbergs did a 1.1 and Schooled a 0.9, before Modern Family notched a 1.1 and Single Parents a 0.7, all four comedies flat with last week. The official premiere of Whiskey Cavalier got a 0.7. The show had a soft launch after the Academy Awards Sunday.

On CBS, Survivor lost 6% from last week’s premiere for a 1.5 and two hours of The World’s Best fell 29% for a 0.5.

Univision scored a 0.5/2 and Telemundo a 0.4/2, both level with last Wednesday.

The CW rated a 0.3/1. Riverdale did a 0.3 and All American a 0.2, both shows flat. 

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.