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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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