Much like last year, fans shouldn’t go into the sixth season of the MasterChef Junior TV show, worrying whether it will be cancelled or renewed for season seven. Although FOX has yet to make an official renewal announcement, they began casting the next cycle, back in December of 2017. Even so, ratings (and cost) remain an important factor in cancellation and renewal decisions, so stay tuned. **Status update below.
A 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. Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi once again serve as judges and mentors. Joe Bastianich, who was a judge-mentor alongside Ramsay and Graham Elliot in the first three seasons on FOX, has returned to the role, as well.
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.
5/19 update: You can see the rest of the latest night’s ratings.
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For comparisons: The fifth season of MasterChef Junior on FOX averaged a 1.04 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.597 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 FOX have cancelled or renewed it for season seven and season eight?
**12/3/2018 Status Update: MasterChef Junior has been renewed through season eight on FOX. Details here.