Last year, MasterChef Junior aired on Friday nights, an evening with lower expectations and competition. Now, it’s been moved to Tuesdays, taking over for the cancelled Utopia reality series. How will it do in the ratings this time? A hit or, will FOX execs regret giving the series an early third season renewal? Stay tuned.
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.
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.
11/20 update: Season three debuts January 6th.
Final season averages: 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.81 million total viewers.
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For comparisons: The first season of MasterChef Junior averaged a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.02 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?