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Primetime Ratings Wednesday: Fox Wins With ‘Masked Singer’

Porcupine and co-host Niecy Nash in the season five premiere of Fox's 'The Masked Singer'
(Image credit: Michael Becker/Fox)

Fox had the winning score on Wednesday thanks to the return of The Masked Singer. With Niecy Nash filling in as host on Singer, Fox scored a 1.0 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 6 share. That squeaked by NBC’s 0.9/6. 

The Masked Singer got a 1.2 and new competition series Game of Talents got a 0.7. The last season of The Masked Singer opened at 1.4 in September. 

NBC had Chicago Med down a tenth at 1.0, Chicago Fire at 0.9 and Chicago P.D. at 0.8, the latter two level. 

CBS and Univision both scored a 0.4/2. CBS had Tough As Nails and SEAL Team at 0.4 and SWAT at 0.3. Tough As Nails was flat and SEAL Team and SWAT lost a tenth apiece. 

On Univision, Vencer El Desamor got a 0.4. Te Acuerdas De Mi and La Hija Del Embajador both got a 0.3. All three were level with last week. 

ABC and Telemundo both came in at 0.3/2. ABC had comedy reruns before The Con lost 33% for a 0.2.

On Telemundo, Exatlon Estados Unidos did a 0.3, as did La Suerte De Loli and Buscando A Frida. La Suerte gained a tenth while the other two stayed flat. 

The CW got a 0.1/1. Riverdale and Nancy Drew both got a flat 0.1. 

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.