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):

ShowAdults 18-49 ratingTotal Viewers (millions)
8 p.m.The Masked Singer  (Fox)1.76.5
Jimmy Kimmel Live!  (ABC)1.14.2
 Big Brother  (CBS)1.04.2
Ellen’s Game of Games – R (NBC)0.42.4
The 100 - F   (CW)0.2629,000
8:30 p.m.NBA Countdown (ABC)1.03.3
9:00 p.m.NBA Finals: Game 1- Miami at Los Angeles (ABC)2.15.3
I Can See Your Voice  (Fox)1.14.4
Love Island – F  – (CBS)0.52.0
Ellen’s Game of Games – R (NBC)0.42.1
Penn & Teller: Fool Us - R  (CW)0.1496,000
10:00 p.m.48 Hours: Suspicion0.32.0
Weakest Link (NBC)0.31.9