Last night, Gordon Ramsay returned to TV (er, for the second time this summer) with an all-new season of Hell's Kitchen
. The kitchen competition is nothing if not consistent for FOX, and it premiered with a hefty 2.5 Nielsen rating for adults 18-49. Ramsay's other show on FOX, MasterChef
, was steady versus last week. Elsewhere, The Bachelorette
was hitting a season low, and Extreme Makeover: Weight-Loss Edition
was inching up.
Let's take a look at the numbers.
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FOX won the night with adults 18-49, but lost in pure viewership to ABC. Still, Hell's Kitchen
premiered to a viewership of 5.76 million. And MasterChef
was consistent, with a rating of 2.3 for adults 18-49 and a total viewership of 5.55 million. With the one-two punch of Gordon Ramsay's two programs, FOX had its best summer Monday evening since 2008.
ABC's The Bachelorette
was taken down a peg by Hell's Kitchen
. It was down 15% to a season low, with an 18-49 rating of 2.4 and a total viewership of 7.99 million. Last night saw Ashley select her final three. As The Bachelorette
draws to a close, can it recover any of its numbers?If you missed the episode, check out our Bachelorette recap from last night.
Conversely, Extreme Makeover: Weight-Loss Edition
turned upwards. It was up a tenth, with 5.87 million viewers and a 18-49 rating of 2.0.
Source: Nielsen(Image courtesy of FOX)