TV Ratings: 'Masked Singer' Cools But Remains No. 1

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The Masked Singer came down from its season premiere last week, but the show still carried Fox to a victory among adults 18-49 Wednesday night. The premiere of drama Almost Family, however, lost a sizable portion of its lead-in audience. NBC claimed a total-viewer win on the back of its three Chicago shows.

Week two of The Masked Singer scored a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 in the fast nationals, down from 2.5 for its premiere. It drew 6.75 million viewers, vs. 8 million last week.

Almost Family debuted with a 0.8 in the 18-49 demo, a little above the average for series premieres in the first couple weeks of the season, and 2.95 million viewers. It declined by more than half from its Masked Singer lead-in.

In the final same-day ratings, The Masked Singer adjusted up to 2.0 in adults 18-49, while Almost Family came down to 0.7.

NBC's Chicago Fire (7.57 million viewers) and Chicago Med (7.55 million) had the two biggest total audiences of the night while matching their premiere ratings in adults 18-49 (1.1 and 1.0). Chicago P.D. was also steady in the demo at 1.0 and gathered 6 million viewers.

On CBS, Survivor ticked down to 1.2 in adults 18-49 (vs. 1.3 last week) but improved its total viewership, rising by about 200,000 viewers to 6.5 million. The season premiere of SEAL Team (0.7 in adults 18-49, 5.22 million viewers) was on par with its 2018-19 average, while SWAT (0.6, 4.08 million) was down from its year-ago numbers.

ABC's lineup was steady, with Single Parents (0.8 in adults 18-49) improving slightly and The Goldbergs (1.0), Schooled (0.8), Modern Family (1.1) and Stumptown (0.7) all equaling their week-ago ratings. Stumptown's premiere doubled its 18-49 rating after three days of delayed viewing.

Fox topped the night in adults 18-49 with a 1.4 rating. NBC came in second at 1.0, and ABC and CBS tied for third at 0.8. Univision averaged 0.4 and Telemundo 0.3. The CW got a 0.2 from its annual iHeartRadio Music Festival broadcast.

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Oct. 3, 2:35 p.m. Updated with final ratings adjustments.