For the last couple of years, fans haven’t had to wonder whether the MasterChef Junior TV show will be cancelled or renewed, and this year is no exception. Once again, although FOX has yet to issue an official renewal announcement, they began casting for season eight before the seventh season premiered. As ever though, ratings (and cost) remain important in cancellation and renewal decisions, so stay tuned. *Status update below.
A FOX competitive reality TV series, MasterChef Junior features home cooks between the ages of eight and 13 years, vying for the title, trophy, and a large cash prize. Returning judges and mentors Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi are joined by Aarón Sanchez, who has served as a judge on the US edition of MasterChef. Season seven will include a breakfast mystery box challenge, meal preparation for 51 circus performers, and a pop-up restaurant challenge.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in 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 sixth season of MasterChef Junior on FOX averaged a 0.79 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.190 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 still like the MasterChef Junior TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed past season eight on FOX?
*7/17/19 update: FOX has officially renewed MasterChef Junior for an eighth season.