FOX's season-premiere of 'Hell's Kitchen' second-place


With the Season 9 premiere of HELL’S KITCHEN and an original MASTERCHEF, FOX won the night among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 and posted the network’s highest-rated Monday night with summer programming in over three years (since 6/16/08).  

The premiere of HELL’S KITCHEN was the #1 program of the night among Adults 18-49 and MASTERCHEF was the #2 program of the night.

HELL’S KITCHEN (P):  2.5/8, down only one tenth -4% from the 8-9pm hour of last season’s premiere (vs. 2.6/8 on 9/22/10)
HELL’S KITCHEN beat The Bachelorette by +19% (2.5/8 vs. 2.1/7) in the 8pm hour.

MASTERCHEF:  2.3/6, even with last week’s telecast


Week eight of ABC’s The Bachelorette (2.2/7, down -15%) matched its lowest performance this summer. At 10p, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition posted a 2.0/5, up +4%.

CBS aired repeats of How I Met Your Mother (1.2/4), Mike & Molly (1.2/4), Two and a Half Men (1.6/4), Mike & Molly (1.4/4), and Hawaii Five-0 (1.2/3).

Following a repeat America’s Got Talent (1.3/4), NBC’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent (0.8/2, flat) and a repeat Harry’s Law (0.8/2) aired at 9p and 10p.

(source: FOX)