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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Sept. 25) -- Masked Singer reveals itself to still be a smash

After all, who doesn’t like super-cheesy?

Fox’s The Masked Singer romped to resounding ratings for its Season 2 premiere Wednesday, ranking as prime-time’s runaway top draw.

The two-hour re-launch drew 337,406 D-FW viewers, with 132,845 of them in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-old age range. NBC’s season premiere of Chicago PD then revved up to win the 9 p.m. hour in total viewers (182,762), edging Fox4’s competing local newscast (175,733). But the news comfortably won the 9 p.m. slot among 18-to-49ers with 69,442.

ABC’s 9 premiere of Stumptown had a rough night after receiving a minuscule lead-in from the network’s Single Parents. A third-place finish at that hour in total viewers (133,557), ahead of CBS’ Big Brother, was offset by a dismal fourth place showing in the 18-to-49 realm (18,115 viewers) after Single Parents furnished a sub-sub puny 1,510 viewers in that key measurement.

OK, here are Wednesday’s local news derby results.

WFAA8 took the top spot at 10 p.m. in total viewers while sharing the lead with Fox4 among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 had twin wins at 6 a.m. in tight battles with runner-up WFAA8.

WFAA8 won in total viewers at 6 p.m., with Fox4 first with 25-to-54-year-olds. The 5 p.m. golds went to NBC5 in total viewers and Fox4 in the 25-to-54 age range.

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