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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