After a premiere episode that was more or less depressing (though it did get a little better with its second episode), we were worried that “Hotel Hell” was going to drop down in a big way — however, it now looks as though Fox has found itself another star vehicle for Chef Gordon Ramsay.
In its second episode, the reality series drew a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic — an increase of over 10% from its premiere. This was a two-part episode that people may have stuck around for, though, and the true test for this show will be how it fares next week. If it keeps up these numbers, we do more or less expect Ramsay to be visiting even more hotels next year. As for another Ramsay product, “MasterChef” increased versus its last new episode to a 2.4 rating.
In terms of some other new programming across the board, “America’s Got Talent” won the night overall with a 2.7 rating and almost 10 million viewers — and it was the only other show to post numbers that anyone could be proud of. “NY Med” increased to a 1.0 rating that is still pretty poor, while “The L.A. Complex” managed to once again avoid the legendary 0.1 rating for a new episode by posting a 0.2. It’s still sad, but not as sad as it could be. (It was at a 0.1 in the preliminary numbers last week, but was adjusted up for the finals.)
Are you as surprised as we are by Ramsay’s continued dominance on Fox, and when do you think think that this flux of programming related to Gordon is finally going to slow down? We want to hear some of your thoughts below! To check out our review of the last new “MasterChef,” be sure and read our story over here.