Because FOX has been casting for the new season of the MasterChef Junior TV series, we knew it wouldn’t be cancelled. Still, we are happy to report it is finally official — MasterChef Junior has been renewed for season six on FOX.
A culinary competition series, MasterChef Junior features home cooks between the ages of eight and thirteen, competing for the MasterChef Junior trophy and a $100,000.00 prize. Chefs Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi judge the FOX series. Chef Graham Elliot and restaurateur Joe Bastianich previously served as judges.
MasterChef Junior: A Look at the Ratings
The fifth season of MasterChef Junior averaged a 1.04 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.54 million viewers. Compared to season four, that’s down by 16% and 14%, respectively. In the 2016-17 television season, MasterChef Junior ranking as the top unscripted FOX TV show, so a cancellation would have been far more surprising than this renewal.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the MasterChef Junior TV series? Do you plan to return for the sixth season on FOX?