Fox’s ‘The Masked Dancer’ Debuts as Top-Rated New Show of the Season

The Craig Robinson-hosted “Masked Singer” spinoff delivers a solid premiere amid a sleepy holiday weekend

“The Masked Dancer” premiere on Sunday night delivered solid viewership numbers for Fox, marking the 2020-21 TV season’s top new series to date.

Buoyed by a football lead-in, the Craig Robinson-hosted “Masked Singer” spinoff delivered a 1.3 rating among adults under 50 and a total of 4.8 million viewers, according to Nielsen’s live-plus-same-day measurement. The episode was easily the top entertainment broadcast of the night with the other networks predominantly airing reruns.

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Reid Nakamura

Reid Nakamura

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