Fox’s culinary reality competition MasterChef went from a boil to a simmer Wednesday, slipping a tenth from last week with a 0.7 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic and 3.15 million viewers. CBS’ prized reality series Big Brother (1.0, 3.15M) continues to do well, holding steady and taking the night in both metrics. ABC, CBS and Fox tied for the night.
“Big Brother” held the top spot on Wednesday’s ratings, the only show on the broadcast nets to reach a 1.0 in the adults 18-49 demographic. “Masterchef” tied its season high in adults 18-49 at 0.8.
Fox’s Summer 2019 game plan will feature a heady mix of Beat Shazam, MasterChef, So You Think You Can Dance and Spin the Wheel.
MasterChef has scored a not-so-surprising renewal at Fox, one that will bring America’s most-watched cooking show to season 10. The next season of the competition series, averaging 6.4 million viewers in its current ninth season, will air at some point during the 2018-19 broadcast season — one that will likely see Fox finally separated from its sister studio and enter its next phase with an eye on live and unscripted entertainment.
The strong ratings of Gordan Ramsay’s reality show at 9 p.m. helped Fox finish first for the night. Among 18-49s, Fox averaged a 2.6 average and a 7 share. NBC was second at 1.9/5, Univision third at 1.5/4, CBS fourth at 0.9/3, ABC fifth at 0.7/2, Telemundo sixth at 0.6/2 and CW seventh at 0.3/1.
The ninth season of So You Think You Can Dance bows in May with Hell’s Kitchen, Masterchef and Hotel Hell also receiving dates on the schedule.