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

Bizarre competition is easily Wednesday’s top show

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.