NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: FEB. 25-MARCH 3

Monster Win Gives ‘Masked Singer’ Strong Finish

Embraced by viewers since its debut, The Masked Singer was the second most-watched show last week, topped only by CBS's long-running drama NCIS. CBS averaged 5.9 million viewers, followed by NBC with 5.4 million. ABC had 4.8 million, Fox had 3.4 million, Univision had 1.3 million, Ion Television had 1.28 million, Telemundo had 1.1 million and The CW had 740,000.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Bee, Peacock and Monster’s vocal stylings and fashion sense gave Fox’s “The Masked Singer” a strong finish to its debut season.

The reality show, based on a South Korean format, stuffs celebrities into outlandish, uncomfortable looking costumes and then requires them to sing their hearts out.

Embraced by viewers since its debut, “The Masked Singer” was the second most-watched show last week, topped only by CBS’s long-running drama “NCIS,” according to Nielsen figures released Tuesday.

The audience’s reward: to watch the fuzzy Monster win and be revealed as T-Pain, with runners-up Gladys Knight (Bee) and Donny Osmond (Peacock) also unmasked.

“The Mask” which had a brisk, 10-episode run and posted its highest ratings with the finale, was renewed for a second season, Fox said.

Other new shows continuing to attract attention were CBS’ “The Neighborhood” and “God Friended Me,” both of which landed in the top 20 and helped the network claim the week’s ratings crown.

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CBS averaged 5.9 million viewers, followed by NBC with 5.4 million. ABC had 4.8 million, Fox had 3.4 million, Univision had 1.3 million, Ion Television had 1.28 million, Telemundo had 1.1 million and The CW had 740,000.

Fox News Channel was the week’s most popular cable network, averaging 2.4 million viewers. MSNBC had 2 million, USA had 1.3 million, HGTV had 1.26 million and CNN had 1.15 million.

ABC’s “World News Tonight” led the evening newscasts with an average of 9.4 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 9.4 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 6.3 million.

The Top 20

Primetime viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Feb. 25-March 3. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.

1. “NCIS,” CBS, 11.8 million.

2. “The Masked Singer” (9 p.m. ET), Fox, 11.5 million.

3. “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 10.8 million.

4. “The Voice” (Tuesday), NBC, 10.6 million.

5. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 10.2 million.

6. “FBI,” CBS, 9.5 million.

7. “American Idol,” ABC, 8.7 million.

8. “The Masked Singer” (8 p.m. ET), Fox, 8.6 million.

9. “Chicago Med,” NBC, 8.5 million.

10. “Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 8.29 million.

11. “Chicago Fire,” NBC, 8.27 million.

12. “NCIS: New Orleans,” CBS, 7.19 million.

13. “Chicago PD,” NBC, 7.1 million.

14. “Survivor,” CBS, 7 million.

15. “The Neighborhood,” CBS, 7.07 million.

16. “Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC, 6.99 million.

17. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 6.97 million.

18. “God Friended Me,” CBS, 6.8 million.

19. “The Bachelor,” ABC, 6.7 million.

20. “Bull,” CBS, 6.7 million.


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