Since its debut in 2019, The Masked Singer has performed very well for FOX in the ratings. The numbers have dropped over time, so the network is making some tweaks to the show’s format. Will these moves do the job, or will viewership continue to dwindle? Will The Masked Singer be cancelled or renewed for season nine? Stay tuned. *Status Update Below.
A mystery singing competition series, The Masked Singer TV show is hosted by Nick Cannon with Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong, and Robin Thicke sitting on the judges’ panel. The show features singing celebrities facing off against one another with one major twist — each contestant is covered from head to toe in an elaborate costume, complete with a full face mask to conceal his or her identity. With each performance, the host, panelists, audience, viewers — and even the other contestants — are left guessing who is singing behind the mask. In season eight, the 22 costumed characters will take part in themed episodes including Vegas Night, Comedy Roast, Hall Of Fame, Muppets Night, Andrew Lloyd Webber Night, TV Themes, ’90s Night, Thanksgiving, and Fright Night. Guests this season include Donny Osmond, Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Muppets, Will Arnett, Leslie Jordan, Joel McHale, Tori Spelling, Jon Lovitz, Jodie Sweetin, Carrot Top, Blue Man Group, Lance Bass, Danielle Fishel, Sheila E., and Drew Carey.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
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For comparisons: Season six of The Masked Singer (which aired in Fall 2021) on FOX averaged a 0.94 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.48 million viewers.
Note: Fast affiliate ratings are indicated with an “*”. Otherwise, these are the final national ratings which include all live+same day viewing and DVR playback through 3:00 AM. While these numbers don’t include further delayed or streaming viewing, they are a very good indicator of how a show is performing, especially when compared to others on the same channel. Though there can be other economic factors involved, the higher-rated shows usually get renewed and the lower-rated ones get cancelled.
What do you think? Do you like The Masked Singer TV series on FOX? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a ninth season?
*11/8/22 update: The Masked Singer has been renewed for a ninth season by FOX.