Ratings: ‘The Masked Dancer’ Episode 2 Tanks vs Capitol Coverage

Tony Maglio
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Fox’s “The Masked Dancer” plummeted in ratings with its second episode, which faced some unique competition on broadcast television. The silly dancing show went up against a lot of live news coverage of Wednesday’s riots in and around the U.S. Capitol Building. NBC’s news division won the night (on broadcast at least), according to Nielsen. The series premiere of “The Masked Dancer” on Dec. 27, 2020 drew a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49 and 4.8 million total viewers. (It would rise to a 1.4 rating and 5.1 million viewers in Nielsen’s final time-zone adjusted numbers). That initial 1.3 in the key demo made the “Masked Singer” spinoff the highest-rated new show of the COVID-upended TV season. This week’s “Masked Dancer” basically halved the series premiere’s Live + Same Day Nielsen numbers. Also Read: 'The Masked Dancer': Here Are the Leading Guesses for Identities of Season 1 Contestants NBC was first in ratings with a 1.0 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 5.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. Like ABC, NBC aired news coverage throughout Wednesday’s primetime. CBS opened the evening with a pair of sitcom repeats before preempting the rest of...

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