It’s time for our annual off-topic discussion of who will watch the Super Bowl’s lead-out program. FOX has the broadcast rights to Super Bowl 54, and the last time they had an opportunity to air something, they chose to air 24: Legacy in 2017, which got 17.58 million viewers, and the show was not picked up for a second season.
This year, FOX is airing the season 3 premiere of The Masked Singer, a singing competition where celebrities are dressed in large costumes, making it a mystery as to who they are until the season is over. This is one of those shows where I never watch it religiously, but if I’m flipping channels, I may stop for a quick segment. I can see how the show is entertaining. I will probably tune in at the beginning to see if they do anything special, but I won’t stick around for the whole broadcast.
Reality shows typically do exceptionally well in this slot, except for The World’s Best last year, which sank in ratings. Take a look at how these reality shows have done since 2000:
- 2001: Survivor (CBS, 45.369 million)
- 2004: Survivor (CBS, 33.535 million)
- 2010: Undercover Boss (CBS, 38.654 million)
- 2012: The Voice (NBC, 37.611 million)
- 2019: The World’s Best (CBS, 22.210 million)
Nine years ago, only 18% of you said you’d tune in to watch Glee after the Super Bowl. Eight years ago, only 12% of you said you’d tune in to watch The Voice. Seven years ago, 63% of you said you’d tune in to watch Elementary. Six years ago, only 27% of you said you’d tune in to watch New Girl. Five years ago, 50% of you said you’d tune in to watch The Blacklist. Four years ago, a surging 63% of you said you’d tune in to watch The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Three years ago, only 28% of you said you’d watch 24: Legacy. Two years ago, only 29% of you said you’d watch This is Us. Last year, only 14% of you said you’d watch The World’s Best.
What about this year? Vote in the poll below and let us know in the comments section. Also, feel free to spin this into an off-topic discussion about current television shows you are in to as well!
Will you be tuning in to watch "The Masked Singer" this Sunday after the Super Bowl?
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