TV Ratings: 'Masked Singer' Ends on Higher Note

Finale episode of THE MASKED SINGER Dec. 16
Michael Becker/FOX

The finale of The Masked Singer drew the show's biggest Wednesday audience of the season, helping Fox lead primetime in both total viewers and adults 18-49. CBS' lineup, anchored by the Amazing Race finale, also drew season highs in viewers.

The Masked Singer drew 7.41 million viewers and a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49. Outside of an NFL-aided episode on Thanksgiving, the finale scored its largest total audience and second best 18-49 rating of the season. A recap of the season that aired before the finale finished second in primetime in both measures (5.44 million viewers, 1.3 in 18-49).

At CBS, The Amazing Race scored a 0.8 in adults 18-49 and 4.46 million viewers, both season highs. SEAL Team (4.48 million) and SWAT (4.06 million) both hit highs in total viewers while scoring 0.5s in the 18-49 demo.

ABC's For Life also delivered its best same-day viewer tally of the season (2.26 million) and was even in adults 18-49 at 0.4. The Great Christmas Light Fight (3.69 million viewers, 0.7 in 18-49) matched last week's demo rating but came down a little in total viewers.

On cable, the news networks drew the biggest audience, with Fox News' average of 2.97 million viewers beating out MSNBC's 2.84 million for the lead. The latter's Rachel Maddow Show was No. 1 overall in total viewers (3.59 million), while CNN led the core news demographic of adults 25-54. MTV's The Challenge finished first on cable among adults 18-49 with a 0.45 rating.

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