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‘MasterChef’ debuts strong in U.S.

The U.S. debut of the smash global format MasterChef, airing this past Tuesday, performed strongly for Fox.
July 29, 2010

The U.S. debut of the smash global format MasterChef, airing this past Tuesday, performed strongly for Fox. According to Nielsen’s preliminary national numbers, the new cooking competition, featuring Gordon Ramsay and co-produced by Reveille and Ramsay’s One Potato Two Potato, racked up 2.7/8 in 18-49 and 5.75 million viewers in its 9pm slot. The premiere followed Ramsay’s other Fox hit Hell’s Kitchen. Not faring so well on its premiere night was NBC’s Breakthrough with Tony Robbins, which pulled in 0.8/3 in 18-49, and just over 3 million viewers during its 8pm slot.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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