Wednesday TV Ratings: ‘The Masked Singer’ & NBA Finals Game 1 Duke It Out
Another group of secret celebrities on The Masked Singer duked it out with ABC’s broadcast of the 2020 NBA Finals Game 1 for the top ratings spots on Wednesday, September 30.
In the 18-49 demo, the NBA came out on top with a 2.1 rating as home team Los Angeles Lakers beat the visiting Miami Heat 116-98. In total viewers, however, it was The Masked Singer that took in more total viewers with 6.5 million (the NBA game averaged 5.3 million total viewers). The singing competition also saw a nice bump from last week’s Season 4 premiere, which grabbed a 1.4 rating and 5.4 million viewers.
Also during the night, the second week for Fox’s other singing competition series, I Can See Your Voice, stayed on par with last week’s premiere (1.1 rating, 4.5 million viewers). However, the finale of CBS’ Love Island didn’t create much of a stir as it came in third in the 9 o’clock hour in 18-49 and fourth in total viewers behind a rebroadcast of NBC’s Ellen’s Game of Games.
Here’s the breakdown for Wednesday, September 30, 2020 (numbers are fast-affiliate based):
|Show||Adults 18-49 rating||Total Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||The Masked Singer (Fox)||1.7||6.5|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)||1.1||4.2|
|Big Brother (CBS)||1.0||4.2|
|Ellen’s Game of Games – R (NBC)||0.4||2.4|
|The 100 – F (CW)||0.2||629,000|
|8:30 p.m.||NBA Countdown (ABC)||1.0||3.3|
|9:00 p.m.||NBA Finals: Game 1- Miami at Los Angeles (ABC)||2.1||5.3|
|I Can See Your Voice (Fox)||1.1||4.4|
|Love Island – F – (CBS)||0.5||2.0|
|Ellen’s Game of Games – R (NBC)||0.4||2.1|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us – R (CW)||0.1||496,000|
|10:00 p.m.||48 Hours: Suspicion||0.3||2.0|
|Weakest Link (NBC)||0.3||1.9|