THE MASKED SINGER Ranks as 2019-20’s #1 Entertainment Series
With this Season’s Top Four New Entertainment Programs, FOX to Also Finish Season #1 in Entertainment Programming Only
LEGO MASTERS Ranks as Season’s #1 Co-Viewed Entertainment Program
FOX the Only Network to Post Year-Over-Year Gains among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers
On the heels of winning its first Fall in a decade and claiming its first Fall victory ever in entertainment programming only, FOX is poised to win the 2019-20 season among Adults 18-49, outperforming #2 NBC by +31% (1.7/8 Most Current vs. 1.3/7 Most Current). It’s the first time FOX will win the broadcast season in eight years, since 2011-12.
Excluding Super Bowl LIV and the NFC Championship game, FOX maintains its #1 rank, up +8% from #2 NBC. With entertainment only, season-to-date FOX ranks #1, tying ABC and NBC.
FOX is the only network to be up year-over-year in the demo and Total Viewers, with gains of +13% and +17%, respectively, while all other broadcast networks are even or down in both metrics.
THE MASKED SINGER ranks as this season’s #1 entertainment series, while its lead-out, LEGO MASTERS, is 2019-20’s #1 new entertainment program and #1 co-viewed entertainment series among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers. Together, they have helped FOX extend its record-setting 18th season as Wednesday’s top-rated network, the most consecutive years winning any night for any network.
FOX claims two of the season’s Top Five entertainment series among Adults 18-49: #1 THE MASKED SINGER and #4T 9-1-1. This season’s Top Four new entertainment series all air on FOX: LEGO MASTERS (the #1 new entertainment reality program), 9-1-1: LONE STAR (#1 new scripted show), THE MASKED SINGER: AFTER THE MASK and PRODIGAL SON.
FOX ranks as the #1 broadcast network on four nights of the week: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
Across platforms, FOX’s total audience for regular original entertainment programming to date (9.2 million Total Viewers) is up +14% YOY, making 2019-20 the network’s most-watched season in seven years (since 2012-13). FOX programming on Hulu is up +32% YOY.
STD Overall Network Ranker:
- #1 FOX (1.7/8; 2,188 A18-49 MC), up +13% YOY
- #2 NBC (1.3/7; 1,711 A18-49 MC), down -19% YOY
- #3 ABC (1.1/6; 1,435 A18-49 MC), down -15% YOY
- #4 CBS (1.0/5; 1,353 A18-49 MC), down -33% YOY
STD Entertainment Only Network Ranker:
- #1T FOX (1.1/5; 1,445 A18-49 MC), Flat YOY
- #1T ABC (1.1/6; 1,448 A18-49 MC), down -15% YOY
- #1T NBC (1.1/5; 1,363 A18-49 MC), down -21% YOY
- #4 CBS (0.9/5; 1,227 A18-49 MC), down -25% YOY
FOX’s individual program performance highlights include:
THE MASKED SINGER (3.2/16 L7, 10.8 million Total Viewers, 14.9 million multi-platform viewers), ranks as television’s #1 entertainment series among Adults 18-49, with a double-digit advantage over its closest broadcast competitor, “This Is Us.”
THE MASKED SINGER’s Season Three premiere post-Super Bowl LIV averaged a 9.4/41 L7 and 27.4 million viewers, making it television’s #1 reality telecast in eight years (since 2/5/12, post-Super Bowl telecast of “The Voice,” 17.3/40 L7, 39.7 million P2+).
THE MASKED SINGER: AFTER THE MASK (1.4/7 L7, 5.6 million Total Viewers, 6.2 million multi-platform viewers) is the #1 new entertainment show among Women 18-34 (tie with LEGO MASTERS), and #3 among Adults 18-49 (tie), Adults 18-34, and Women 18-49.
LEGO MASTERS (1.9/9 L7, 5.6 million Total Viewers, 9.3 million multi-platform) ranks as the season’s #1 new entertainment series among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Adults 35-49, Men 18-49, Women 18-34 (tie), Men 18-34 (tie), Men 35-49 and Teens.
Its February premiere (2.5/12 L7) is 2019-20’s #1 broadcast debut (excluding post-NFL) and #1 broadcast debut in over a year (since 1/7/19, NBC’s AGT Champions 2.5/9 L7; excluding post-NFL).
LEGO MASTERS’ multi-platform average audience of 9.3 million viewers marks a +165% lift from L+SD, FOX’s highest lift from Same Day for a reality series this season.
LEGO MASTERS also is the season’s #1 co-viewed entertainment series on broadcast among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers.
9-1-1 (2.3/11 L7, 10.4 million Total Viewers, 15.6 million multi-platform) ranks as the season’s #2 scripted series among Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Adults 35-49, and #1 with Teens.
It is Monday’s #1 scripted entertainment program among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54, Adults 35-49 and Teens.
9-1-1 earns FOX’s largest Total Multiplatform audience this season, averaging 15.6 million Total Viewers, +128% from its Live + Same Day delivery.
9-1-1: LONE STAR (1.8/9 L7, 9.1 million Total Viewers, 13.1 million multi-platform) is this season’s #1 new scripted program among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54, Adults 35-49, Teens and their male/female components.
PRODIGAL SON (1.4/6 L7, 5.8 million Total Viewers, 8.9 million multi-platform) ranks as this season’s #2 new scripted program, after 9-1-1: LONE STAR.
It posts a +162% lift in multi-platform audience from L+SD, with 8.9 million viewers.
FOX’s freshman series BLESS THE HARTS (0.9/4 L7, 2.4 million Total Viewers, 3.5 million multi-platform) ranks as the #1 new comedy among Adults 18-34, Men 18-49 and Men 18-34.
DUNCANVILLE’s series premiere is FOX’s most-streamed animated debut on record and the network’s most-streamed new comedy this season on Hulu and FOX NOW, averaging 1.0 million viewers.
With last night’s launch of ULTIMATE TAG, in Live + Same Day, FOX has this season’s Top Six broadcast debuts (9-1-1: LONE STAR, LEGO MASTERS, AFTER THE MASK, ULTIMATE TAG, PRODIGAL SON and FLIRTY DANCING), the first network to do so in at least 30 years.
FOX also has this season’s four highest-rated unscripted debuts (LEGO MASTERS, AFTER THE MASK, ULTIMATE TAG and FLIRTY DANCING).
Prime Averages Source: Nielsen NTI. Most Current (L+7/L+3/L+SD) Broadcast Prime by network. Entertainment only excludes sports. 2019/20 Season to Date (9/23/19-5/20/20).
Program Averages and Rank Source: Nielsen Npower L+7. Original primetime programs; excludes repeats, specials, breakouts and sustained programming. 2019/20 Season to Date (9/23/19-5/10/20).