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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.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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