It’s Gordon Ramsay’s world, and all of us TV viewers are just living in it. How else do you explain some of the latest numbers that have come out from Monday night’s lineup? While just about everything else on the schedule was either lower or the same as the week before, the famous chef continued his domination and reached new heights.
The big winner here was “Hell’s Kitchen,” which rose all the way to a 3.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic for its new episode that featured a tease for next week’s finale. We honestly can’t remember the last time cooking show had a number this high, and it is easily the best total of the entire season.
Meanwhile, “Hotel Hell” also surged up to a 2.3 rating that not only is a series high, but also brings the show a step closer to being renewed for yet another season for sure. It’s scoring better numbers than even “Kitchen Nightmares” does (though it admittedly airs at a much tougher time on Friday nights during the actual season).
Elsewhere on TV, “Bachelor Pad 3” showed it was not hurt by Michael Stagliano’s exit as it scored a 1.3 that is still far below what ABC is probably expecting for the show — though it is a full ratings point better than “The L.A. Complex” posted on its new home Monday nights. The only other new programs aired on NBC, and they were definitely a mixed bag– while “Stars Earn Stripes” is a surefire dud now with a 0.9, “Grimm” posted a 1.6 that is okay considering the terrible lead-in. Thankfully, the show is finally going to have a good lead-in two weeks from now when “The Voice” will premiere before it, and hopefully bring it a surge of new viewers.
If you want to check out our review of Monday night’s episode, be sure and read the story here.