Wednesday TV Ratings: ‘Masked Singer’ Premiere & ‘AGT’ Finale Split Night

The Masked Singer Season 3 T-Rex
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A busy Wednesday night in primetime broadcast television on September 23 saw the Season 4 premiere of Fox’s The Masked Singer take the lead in the key 18-49 demo (1.4) and NBC’s Season 15 finale of America’s Got Talent winning the night in total viewers.

Though Masked Singer dropped from the third season premiere (a major slip was a given considering that premiere drew 23.8 million viewers when it aired after the Super Bowl) it also dropped from the second season last September, which boasted a 2.5 rating and 8.0 million viewers.

The news was good for Fox’s new singing competition,  I Can See Your Voice, which won the 9 o’clock hour in 18-49 and came in second in total viewers (behind AGT) with 4.5 million viewers. The night’s usual winner, Big Brother, managed to stay on par with previous weeks by bringing in a 1.1 rating and 4.0 million viewers.

Here’s the breakdown for Wednesday, September 23, 2020 (numbers are fast-affiliate based):

Show Adults 18-49 rating Total Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Masked Singer – P  (Fox) 1.4 5.4
Big Brother (CBS) 1.1 4.0
America’s Got Talent Finale Preview (NBC) 0.6 5.2
Guardians of the Galaxy (ABC) 0.4 1.9
The 100   (CW) 0.1 569,000
9:00 p.m. I Can See Your Voice – P (Fox) 1.1 4.5
America’s Got Talent – F  (NBC) 0.7 6.3
Love Island – CBS 0.6 1.9
Coroner  (CW) 0.1 707,000
10:00 p.m. 48 Hours: Suspicion 0.4 2.0
10:30 p.m. The Goldbergs – R (ABC) 0.2 976,000