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Ratings: ‘Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways’ Gets 1 Million More Viewers Than ‘The Masked Singer’

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Americans love getting free stuff — and Ellen, they also love Ellen. On Tuesday, NBC’s premiere of “Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways” got 1 million more viewers than Fox’s “The Masked Singer.”

“The Masked Singer” was still the highest-rated show in primetime among adults 18-49. (Find out who was booted off the oddball singing competition last night here.) Ellen and “The Voice” tied for second, and NBC and Fox tied atop the Nielsen leaderboard in key demo averages.

Must mean “The Moodys Christmas” let Fox down again, which it did.

CBS finished first in total viewers last night, despite airing all reruns.

NBC and Fox tied for first in ratings, both with a 1.0 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. NBC was second in total viewers with an average of 6.05 million, according to preliminary numbers, Fox was third with 3.8 million.

For NBC, “Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways” at 8 p.m. posted a 1.2/6 and 6.8 million viewers. At 9, “The Voice” put up a 1.2/6 and 8.3 million viewers. “Making It” at 10 managed a 0.5/3 and 3.1 million viewers.

For Fox, “The Masked Singer” at 8 landed a 1.6/8 and 5.8 million viewers. At 9, the hourlong “Moodys” finale received a 0.5/2 and 1.9 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 0.6/3 and fourth in viewers with 3.5 million. “The Conners” at 8 earned a 1.0/5 and 5.7 million viewers. “Bless This Mess” at 8:30 had a 0.6/3 and 3.6 million viewers. At 9, “Mixed-ish” got a 0.5/3 and 2.9 million viewers. “Black-ish” at 9:30 drew a 0.6/3 and 3 million viewers. At 10, “Emergence” received a 0.4/2 and 2.7 million viewers.

CBS was fourth in ratings with a 0.5/3, but was first in viewers with 6.07 million.

Univision and The CW tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.4/2. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 1.3 million, The CW was sixth with 1.2 million.

For The CW, “The Flash” at 8 had a 0.6/3 and 1.7 million viewers. At 9, Kevin Smith’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” after-show managed a 0.2/1 and 733,000 viewers.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/2 and in viewers with 889,000.