Ratings: Huge ‘Masked Singer’ Season 1 Finale Sets New Series Highs

Fox’s oddball celebrity singing competition tops 11 million viewers with winner reveal

Last Updated: February 28, 2019 @ 8:47 AM

Fox’s “The Masked Singer” set new series highs with its Season 1 finale on Wednesday, when the weird competition scored a whopping 3.6 rating/15 share among adults 18-49 and averaged 11.4 million total viewers.

The previous “Masked Singer” records came with its debut, when the series posted a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49 and 9.4 million viewers overall. Last week, the show’s semifinals posted a 2.6 and 8.2 million viewers.

That means last night’s Nielsen rating is 20 percent better than the prior series high, and 21 percent better in terms of an overall audience tally. Those numbers soared 38 percent and 39 percent, respectively, week to week.

So yeah, Fox easily topped primetime on the final Wednesday in February.

Click here to see who was under the final three “Masked Singer” costumes, and to learn which celebrity won Season 1.

Fox was first in ratings with a 3.1 rating/13 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 10 million, according to preliminary numbers. The lead-in to 9 p.m.’s “Masked Singer” finale was a recap show, which drew a 2.6/12 and 8.6 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.2 and in viewers with 7.9 million. “Chicago Med” at 8 landed a 1.2/5 and 8.4 million viewers. At 9, “Chicago Fire” received a 1.2/5 and 8.2 million viewers. “Chicago PD” at 10 put up a 1.1/5 and 7.1 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 0.9 and fourth in viewers with 3.9 million. “The Goldbergs” at 8 got a 1.1/5 and 4.5 million viewers. At 8:30, “Schooled” had a 0.9/4 and 3.5 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 received a 1.1/5 and 4.3 million viewers. At 9:30, “Single Parents” closed the comedy block with a 0.7/3 and 2.9 million viewers. The official “Whiskey Cavalier” series premiere at 10 put up a 0.7/3 and 4.1 million viewers. There’s a bit of an asterisk with that one, as ABC’s new spy series aired the same episode as a sneak peek following Sunday’s Oscars. That preview had a 0.8 rating and 4.2 million viewers.

CBS was fourth in ratings with a 0.8 and third in viewers with 4.1 million. “Survivor” at 8 got a 1.5/7 and 7.1 million viewers. At 9, “The World’s Best” from 9 to 11 settled for a 0.5/2 and 2.7 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million.

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

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 747,000. “Riverdale” at 8 had a 0.3/1 and 878,000 viewers. At 9, “All American” got a 0.2/1 and 616,000 viewers.

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