There’s more Gordon Ramsay on the way. The FOX network has ordered a fifth season of Kitchen Nightmares. The 16 episode renewal doesn’t come as a surprise since FOX viewers just can’t seem to get enough of the tough-love chef.
Last season, Kitchen Nightmares averaged a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.87 million total viewers. This season, the show’s been doing about the same and currently averages a 1.5 in the demo with 3.72 million. That’s 27% better than its sci-fi lead-in, Fringe.
Airing on Friday nights, Kitchen Nightmares is the fifth best performing non-scripted series on the network this season.
Here’s the press release regarding the renewal:
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FOX ORDERS UP “KITCHEN NIGHTMARES” FOR A FIFTH SEASON
FOX has renewed KITCHEN NIGHTMARES for a fifth season, ordering 16 new episodes of the series, it was announced today by Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.
“It’s great to be back for a fifth season… who knew there were that many nightmares to be had?!” said series star and executive producer Gordon Ramsay.
Throughout the show’s run, Chef Gordon Ramsay has travelled to 54 cities around the country offering restaurants on the brink of closure some much-needed guidance and, more often than not, a healthy dose of tough love. For many establishments, Chef Ramsay’s inimitable style and unique brand of delivery is difficult to swallow. With the economy hitting the restaurant business especially hard, these restaurateurs are looking to Chef Ramsay to wake them up from their own KITCHEN NIGHTMARES.
Tune in tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), for an all-new episode featuring Chef Ramsay’s visit to Atlanta, GA, to help the owners of contemporary American restaurant Park’s Edge refresh their menu and service. Although the owners of Park’s Edge take pride in their diverse menu and innovative dining experience, Chef Ramsay is shocked by the restaurant’s lack of cohesiveness in the kitchen, inattentive service and disorganized management.
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES is a co-production of ITV Studios America and Optomen in association with A. Smith & Co. Productions. Arthur Smith, Kent Weed, Patricia Llewellyn and Gordon Ramsay serve as executive producers.
What do you think? Are you glad that the show has been renewed for season five? How does this one compare the other Gordon Ramsay shows?
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