Thursday, May 23, 2024

Fox’s “Masked Singer” Falls to Lowest Ratings Ever with Rudy Giuliani as Guest, Judge Walks Off Show


Last night, Fox’s “The Masked Singer” fell to its lowest numbers ever. The total was 3,968,000. The show has been in decline since its return on March 9th.

It didn’t help that despised former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani was unmasked as the special guest. He “sang” the song “Bad to the Bone.” Giuliani’s appearance sent judge Ken Jeong off the stage and registered a protest also from Robin Thicke. Giuliani, a Trump henchman, is also thought to be part of the January 6th 2021 insurrection at the Capitol.

The show was taped some weeks ago, and Jeong’s walk off was publicized when it happened. So fans of “The Masked Singer” knew this was coming and chose not to watch it. If the idea was to generate ratings through this bad taste publicity it didn’t work.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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