Wednesday TV Ratings 9/30/20: The 100 Rises for Series Finale, NBA Finals Massively Down from 2019 Opener, The Masked Singer Rises (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: Game 1 of the NBA Finals (Lakers vs. Heat) garnered a sturdy 2.1 rating but was down an egregious amount from the 4.8 A18-49 rating that the first game managed in May 2019. The good news is that the game will almost certainly adjust up after finals but it will continue to trail last year's numbers. Nonetheless, the NBA game topped the night by a wide margin, leading out of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night' (1.1) and 'NBA Countdown' (1.0).

Over on Fox, 'The Masked Singer' (1.7) actually managed to gain a tenth in week two, now several ticks above the preliminary 1.4 rating it pulled last week. Lead-out 'I Can See Your Voice' (1.1) wrapped up "Kensday" down a tenth from its premiere. Although it looks significantly weaker than a week ago, 'Voice' continues to hold up quite nicely. CBS's 'Big Brother' (1.0) lost two-tenths from last week while 'Love Island' (0.5) inched down from yesterday's debate-boosted broadcast. '48 Hours: Suspicion' (0.3) shed a tenth to close out the night. NBC had repeats of 'Ellen's Game of Games' (0.4/0.4) and 'Weakest Link' (0.3). And the CW had the series finale of 'The 100' (0.2) and a repeat of 'Penn & Teller' (0.1). 'The 100' rose a tenth for its final episode ever.

Finals Update: The Masked Singer (+0.2), I Can See Your Voice (+0.1), NBA Finals Game 1 (+0.8) and the repeat of Ellen's Game of Games (+0.1) adjusted up. Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night (-0.5) and NBA Countdown (-0.2) adjusted down.

Time

Show

18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)

Channel

8 PMThe Masked Singer1.9/116.93Fox

Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night
0.6/42.54ABC

Big Brother
1.0/64.27CBS

Ellen's Game of Games (R)0.5/32.49NBC

The 100 (Series Finale)0.2/10.61The CW
8:30 PMNBA Countdown0.8/62.73ABC
9 PMNBA Finals Game 12.9/187.41ABC

I Can See Your Voice1.2/74.45Fox

Love Island (F)0.5/32.03CBS

Ellen's Game of Games (R)0.4/32.18NBC

Penn & Teller: Fool Us (R)0.1/10.51The CW
10 PMWeakest Link (R)0.3/21.95NBC

48 Hours: Suspicion0.3/22.05CBS
Key:
(R) = repeat

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