TV Ratings Report: The Masked Singer Premieres Huge

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The Masked Singer is a hit!

Fox launched a brand new format on the first Wednesday of 2019, and it was a great move. 

The Masked Singer Cast

The series premiere of The Masked Singer scored a 2.9 rating (9.2 million total viewers) in the all-important 18-49 demographic. 

FYI: Star Season 3 which is currently on hiatus to accommodate the aforementioned series is averaging a 1.2 rating in the same demo. 

What's more, the new format emerged as the highest-rated and most-watched show of the night and giving Fox its best Wednesday performance in two years. 

Ken Jeong on THE MASKED SINGER

This is a positive start, and if the series continues to post solid ratings, the network will likely order some more episodes. 

Before The Masked Singer, Gordon Ramsay's To Hell and Back scored a 1.2 rating, coming in well below Empire Season 5's average (1.5 rating) in the slot in the fall. 

Over on CBS, SEAL Team and Criminal Minds were steady with a 0.9 and a 0.7 respectively. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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