This reality show was a moderate ratings success for FOX in its first season and ratings got even better in season two (which ended in December). Is it too soon for a third season? Has the audience had enough or, will the ratings continue to rise? Cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? We’ll have to wait and see.
On MasterChef Junior, cooks between the ages of eight and 13 are given the opportunity to showcase their culinary talents and win a large cash prize. Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich, and Graham Elliot serve as judges and mentors. This will reportedly be Bastianich’s final season.
The higher a show’s ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically the following morning, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
Final season averages: 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.09 million total viewers.
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For comparisons: The second season of MasterChef Junior averaged a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.81 million total viewers.
These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you still like the MasterChef Junior TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?