No surprise here! The Masked Singer is returning to FOX for a second season:
FOX is renewing the new celebrity competition series The Masked Singer, this season’s #1 new series and #1 unscripted show, which captivated a massive audience of more than 17 million multi-platform viewers for its debut episode. Based on an international hit, The Masked Singer features celebrities facing off against one another with one major twist: each singer is shrouded from head to toe in an elaborate costume, complete with full face mask to conceal his or her identity. Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke serve on the panel, playing detective alongside series host Nick Cannon.
“The response to The Masked Singer has been fantastic and we are thrilled to bring it back for another season,” said Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials, Fox Broadcasting Company. “I am so happy to see a singing Peacock burst into pop culture! The Masked Singer is unique, bold, original and embraces the DNA of all the best FOX unscripted shows. We look forward to Season Two being even more fun, weird and wonderful than the first.”
The series premiere of The Masked Singer marked television’s greatest Live + 7 Day gain from Live + Same Day among unscripted debuts ever in both Adults 18-49 (4.2/17 L7, +1.2 from L+SD) and Total Viewers (13.0 L7 million, +3.6 million vs. L+SD). It is the highest-rated unscripted debut on any network in more than seven years (excluding post-NFL telecasts), this season’s No. 1-t debut on any network and the No. 1 reality telecast of the last two seasons, topping The Voice, American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
The Masked Singer’s premiere has delivered 17.6 million Multi-Platform viewers to date, FOX’s most-watched unscripted debut in 11 years, while its 3.6 million viewers across Hulu and FOX NOW mark the network’s most-streamed episode ever.
Now, the question is: Will FOX milk The Masked Singer airing it twice a year? Or will it keep the show as a yearly event? Also, will the show become a victim of its own success? For instance, I could see spoilers like Reality Steve taking on the challenge of “unmasking” the celebrities before the show airs. The Masked Singer is one of the few shows I have absolutely no interest in spoiling. Literally, the success of the show is based on its secrets! Plus, I suspect FOX would come down HARD on any blogger who tried.