Ratings: ‘The Masked Singer’ Reveals Huge Premiere Numbers for Fox

Bizarre competition is easily Wednesday’s top show

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Fox’s new quirky competition “The Masked Singer” revealed itself to 9.2 million viewers on Wednesday night. That is a huge number for the network.

The show scored a giant 2.9 rating among adults 18-49, and Fox easily won in primetime averages.

Fox was first in ratings with a 2.1 rating/9 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 6.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hour to Hell and Back” at 8 p.m. put up a 1.2/5 and 4.1 million viewers. “The Masked Singer” followed at 9, posting a 12 share in addition to the above-mentioned numbers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 0.8/4 and in viewers with 5.9 million. Following repeats, “SEAL Team” at 9 had a 0.9/3 and 6.2 million viewers. At 10, “Criminal Minds” got a 0.7/3 and 4.9 million viewers.

NBC and ABC tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.6. ABC had a 3 share, NBC got a 2. NBC was third in total viewers with 3.9 million, ABC was fourth with 2.5 million.

Both networks aired all repeats.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.3 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 514,000, airing a pair of reruns.