Fox's 'The Masked Singer' Is a Resounding Ratings Success

Fox has a brand new hit on its arms with The Masked Singer, which is an American adaptation a success South Korean actuality present.

The studio managed to maintain the identification 12 celebrities secret throughout filming, and now America will likely be handled to these performances.

The first episode premiered final evening with a spread performances from a peacock, hippo, monster, unicorn, deer, and lion. Celebrity judges for the competitors embrace Jenny McCarthy, Robin Thicke, Ken Jeong, and Nicole Scherzinger.

The just-launched present has been a rankings smash as America tries to determine who sung it with host Nick Cannon.  In the Wednesday evening TV face-f, the present topped viewership rankings among the many 18-49 age bracket and general viewing viewers.

It’s additionally the best rated unscripted debut on any community in seven years (excluding post-NFL).  And seven years in the past, the mark was set by a brand-new competitors present: The X Factor.

Fox green-lit the present after producers agreed to get simply recognizable expertise from sports activities, leisure, movie, or music onboard.  But maintaining the contestants secret for the present meant the producers and contestants needed to take particular precautions to not reveal who’s who.

Contestants have been chauffeured round by drivers who had no thought who they have been.  They wore cloaks and masks and have been stored in personal areas guarded by individuals.  Contestants additionally wore gloves in order that no pores and skin was seen in any respect.

Take a take a look at this efficiency from final evening’s present given by Hippo.

Think you realize who Hippo is? Think once more. Check out the unmasked post-show interview with Hippo.

Producers say that the celebrities behind the costumes all had a hand in selecting their animal.

Hippo was unmasked final evening, and every the contestants has the potential to be unmasked in the event that they obtain the least quantity votes that week.

It’s a brand new spin on an previous voting idea that took American Idol and The Voice to the highest the charts for years.  But will The Masked Singer surpass American Idol in recognition?  If Fox manages to maintain subsequent seasons such well-kept secrets and techniques, maybe the anticipation will create a sequence hit.