Ratings: Fox’s ‘Masked Singer’ Preview Special Draws 4.6 Million Viewers Against NFL

NBC dominates with Eagles-Falcons game

Masked Singer
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Fox’s “Masked Singer” Season 2 preview special drew 4.6 million total viewers on Sunday, not bad considering it went against the NFL.

NBC dominated Sunday night with its Philadelphia Eagles-Atlanta Falcons game, which was a good one. Fox — and its goofy singing competition — benefitted from having Sunday afternoon’s NFL overrun.

Due to the nature of live sports, the below fast-national ratings for NBC and Fox should be considered very preliminary and subject to significant adjustment.

NBC was first in ratings with a 4.3 rating/19 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 13.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. Those numbers came courtesy of the NFL pre-game show and Eagles-Falcons faceoff, which ran throughout primetime.

Fox was second in ratings with a 2.1/9 and in viewers with 6.6 million. At 7 p.m., the end of the New Orleans Saints-Los Angeles Rams game earned a 5.0/23 and 15.8 million viewers. At 7:30, NFL aftershow “The OT” posted a 3.5/16 and 10.5 million viewers. At 8 p.m., “The Masked Singer” second season sneak-peek special scored a 1.4/6 and the above-mentioned 4.6 million viewers. It was followed by repeats.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 4.7 million. At 7, “60 Minutes” put up a 1.1/5 and 7.8 million viewers. “Big Brother” at 8 earned a 1.2/5 and 4.9 million viewers. Back-to-back encores followed.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/3 and in viewers with 3.9 million. Following two reruns, “Celebrity Family Feud” at 8 had a 0.8/3 and 4.7 million viewers. At 9, “$100,000 Pyramid” got a 0.6/2 and 3.9 million viewers. At 10, “To Tell The Truth” managed a 0.5/2 and 3.1 million viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and sixth in viewers with 1 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and fifth in viewers with 1.1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.1/0 and in viewers with 482,000. Following local programming, the “Warigami” special from 8-10 p.m. received a 0.1/0 and 442,000 viewers.