Wednesday TV Ratings: ‘The Masked Singer’ & NBA Finals Game 1 Duke It Out

The Masked Singer, Whatchamacallit
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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