‘The Masked Singer’ Hits High Rating Notes For Premiere

Did you watch The Masked Singer? It’s complete bonkers but hella fun to watch. Apparently, a lot of people think so as well. The new reality competition show premiered strong for FOX.

The Masked Singer delivered 9.4 million total viewers and a 3.0 rating. It marks the highest rated unscripted premiere in seven years since Fox’s The X Factor debuted to a 4.4. It’s the network’s biggest launch since Empire opened with a 3.8. demo.

The singing competition is based on a popular South Korean show. The US version features Nick Cannon as host and Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Sherzinger as judges. A total of 12 celebs, which includes Emmy, Grammy and Tony winners along with elite athletes, compete over ten episodes. When a competitor is eliminated each week, their true identity is revealed. Last night, NFL player Antonio Brown was revealed to be the Hippo.

Spoiler alert. I watched last night’s episode and only had one legitimate guess that I’m pretty sure of. I’m certain the Peacock is Donny Osmond. Did you sample the show? Any guesses on who the disguised competitors are? Sound off below.

  • Chris

    The Lion HAS to be Jennifer Lopez

  • James woodgate

    The lion is Rumor Wills, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore’s daughter.
    She was on seasons 3&4 of foxes empire, if you listen to one of her empire tracks you’ll agree.