Bravo’s “Top Chef” grilled the competition Wednesday night by becoming the No.1 cable telecast of the day among adults 18-49 and females 18-49, according to Nielsen Media Research. Additionally, with its 9 p.m. premiere, the sixth season debut attracted 1.76 million adults 18-49 and 2.6 million total viewers, and also ranked No. 1 in its time period versus cable competition in adults 18-49. “Top Chef: Las Vegas” returns to its regular time slot, Wednesdays at 10 p.m. next week.
In Prime, Bravo ranked No. 1 among adults 18-49, adults 18-34 (also out delivering CBS), females 18-49 and females 18-34 versus all cable competition. Bravo had its highest rated Wednesday Prime and Wednesday Total Day since October 2008 among adults 18-49 and total viewers.
In the season one finale of “Top Chef Masters” last night, 1.67 million adults 18-49 and 2.42 million total viewers saw Chef Rick Bayless beat out fellow chefs Michael Chiarello and Hubert Keller to become “Top Chef Master.” With its seventh consecutive week of gains and series highs in key demos, “Top Chef Masters” was Bravo’s highest rated first season competition series. “Top Chef Masters” was the most watched cable telecast in its time slot among adults18-49 and females 18-49 vs. cable competition.
On the online side, “Top Chef: Las Vegas'” showsite on BravoTV.com has generated one million page views and 50,000 video streams from over 100,000 unique visitors in the past day. “Top Chef Masters” connected digitally too, with Wednesday’s unique visitation up over 110% from last week, video streams improved 106 percent and page views grew 77% (to 249,000).