'Kitchen Nightmares' and 'Fringe' deliver No. 1 for Fox


Airing the season premieres of KITCHEN NIGHTMARES and FRINGE, FOX delivered its highest-rated premiere week Friday in 6 years. With this combination of shows, FOX is up +129% on the night versus its performance last Fall.
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (P): 1.6/6, up +167% from FOX’s performance on the same night/time period last Fall and right in line with its average in originals last season.
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES won the 8-9pm hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34, outperforming CBS’ debut of A Gifted Man by +14% in the core adult demo (1.6 vs. 1.4).
FRINGE (P):  1.5/5, up +67% from the premiere of The Good Guys on the same night/time period last Fall and up +25% from its season 3 finale
(Note – FRINGE is one of the most heavily DVR-ed shows, so we expect this to go up to a mid-2 rating when the Live +7 data comes in)
FOX ranked #2 last night among Adults 18-49 and #1 among Adults 18-34.

Modern Family (RS):  1.0/4
Revenge (RS):  1.0/3
20/20:  1.0/3
A Gifted Man (P): 1.4/5, flat with the season premier of Medium on 9/24/10
CSI: NY (P):  1.8/6, down -10% from its performance on 9/24/10
Blue Bloods (P):  2.0/6, down -9% from its performance on 9/24/10
Up All Night (RS):  0.8/3
Whitney (RS):  0.9/3
Dateline (P):  2.0/6, up +25% vs. 9/24/10

(source: FOX)