There are a couple of clear takeaways that we’re getting from the primetime lineup this week, and the biggest one at the moment is this: The Masked Singer remains a monster over on Fox (pun intended).
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Last night’s new episode of the reality series ended up generating a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic and over 7 million viewers — it actually built on this past episode! We’ll go ahead and admit now that the show has way more staying power than we ever would have guessed. We worried that once most viewers got to know the costumed performers, they’d stop caring as much — especially when some of them are so obvious. That hasn’t happened yet.
At this point, a season 2 renewal for this show is inevitable — there’s no point even questioning it. The only thing that may happen over the next few months is Fox making a tweak or two to the format to make it even more successful.
Other ratings odds and ends
At this point, it’s clearly a time to celebrate all things One Chicago — especially Chicago Med, which has become quietly one of the most-watched shows on network television. Wednesday night’s episode drew more than 9.3 million viewers, which is establishing the show as an anchor for the night’s total lineup. It’s certainly a shock when you think that years ago, there was no guarantee that the show would even be renewed for another season.
As for some other One Chicago series, we should note that Chicago Fire and Chicago PD drew a 1.2 and a 1.1 rating, which is certainly a good-enough performance for the two shows to be on good footing for the future. Meanwhile, Criminal Minds last night generated a 0.8 rating following the news that season 15 will be the show’s last. It’s nice to ultimately have a little bit of clarity on the subject of the shows future — now, we can actually just sit back and enjoy knowing that the future of one of TV’s most-memorable long-running shows is officially secure for one more season.
The show we’re the most worried about at the moment is All American, which continues to be low at a 0.2 rating — the critical acclaim may be there, but for now the ratings certainly aren’t.
What do you think about some of the latest ratings from Wednesday night’s primetime lineup? Be sure to share right now in the attached comments. (Photo: Fox.)