It was all-Gordon Ramsay all-primetime on Fox last night with MasterChef Junior (1.4/5) and the Season 15 debut of Hell’s Kitchen (1.1/4). Heading into this year’s semifinal, the former was even with its season high January 8 show and tied with Shark Tank, which rose 8% rising among adults 18-49, for the top rated show of the night.
The latter Ramsay series was down 21% among the demo from its Season 14 Tuesday premiere on a competitive March 3, 2015 and down the same percentage from the MC Jr. that ran in its 9 PM time slot last week. However, while last among the Big 4 in its 9 PM slot last night, the S15 opener of the now-Friday chef competition show was even in the demo with its penultimate S14 episode of June 2, a Tuesday, and the finale of June 9 last year – when it faced off against Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
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As it is, after topping the demo last week, FOX is now tied with CBS and ABC for the top spot with all three getting a 1.2 rating. Though Undercover Boss (1.1/4), Hawaii Five-O (1.3/4) and Blue Bloods (1.3/5) all dipped a tenth from last week in the demo, CBS won Friday as usual among total viewers with 8.77 million watching. Also pulling in a 1.3 in the early numbers last week, Five-O saw an adjustment in later numbers to a 1.4 so maybe the surf could be up this week as well. Once again, Blue Bloods was the most watched show of the night with 10.49 million tuning in, a 3% mini-dip form last week.
ABC’s comedies Last Man Standing (1.3/5) and Dr. Ken (1.1/4) matched their January 8 results as did NBC’s Undateable (0.8/3) and the 9 – 11 PM Dateline (1.2/4). The CW’s only original of the night was Reign (0.4/2), which saw a 33% ascent in the demo from last week. The big riser among the Big 4 was ABC’s 20/20 (1.1/4) with a 22% jump among the 18-49s with its lotto winner ‘Big Money, Big Problems’ show. That’s Powerballin’.
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