Many FOX shows have come and gone but, once again, there’s no danger that Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen series will be cancelled any time soon. The network has already renewed the venerable cooking competition for season 17 and season 18. How will this season perform in the ratings? We’ll have to wait and see.
The season 16 contestants are Jessica Boynton, Genaro Delillo, Paulie Giganti, Shaina Hayden, Matt Hearn, Johnny McDevitt, Wendy Mendez, Heidi Parent, Andrew Pearce, Kimberly Roth, Kimberly-Ann Ryan, Devin Simpson, Aaron Smock, Pat Tortorello, Heather Williams, Koop Wynkoop, Aziza Young, and Rajeeyah “Gia” Young.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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For comparisons: The 15th season of Hell’s Kitchen averaged a 1.12 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.56 million total viewers (live + same day ratings).
Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you like the Hell’s Kitchen TV show? Do you think it should have been renewed so far in advance or should it have been cancelled instead?