When Joe Bastianich exited the MasterChef TV show after its first five years, Christina Tosi replaced him. Now Tosi is out, and Bastianich is back. In the ninth season, will he bring a Nielsen ratings revival along with him? Will MasterChef be cancelled or renewed for season 10? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A FOX cooking competition series, MasterChef features talented home cooks battling for the title and the grand prize of $250,000.00. Chef Aarón Sánchez returns to join Bastianich and host-chef Gordon Ramsay on the season nine judging panel. In addition to the usual elimination, tag team, and restaurant takeover challenges, this time out each of the judges will select a team of contestants to mentor throughout the season.
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.
8/16 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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For comparisons: The eighth season of MasterChef on FOX averaged a 1.10 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.620 million total viewers.
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 have a hankering for more of the MasterChef TV show? Should this FOX TV show be cancelled or renewed for a 10th season?