It appears that Fox and Gordon Ramsay have whipped up another hit. On Sunday, “Next Level Chef” had the highest-rated series premiere of the season.
Of course, the fact that “Next Level Chef” had the late-afternoon NFL game as its east-coast lead-in helped out a great deal.
Due to the nature of live sports, readers should consider the below Nielsen numbers for NBC and Fox subject to significant adjustment. Also of note last night, CBS premiered the new season of “S.W.A.T.”
NBC was first in ratings with a 3.3 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 12.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. Those were the averages of pre-game series “Football Night in America” and the primetime pigskin itself.
Fox was second in ratings with a 2.0 and in total viewers with 7.3 million. Following an NFL overrun and postgame show “The OT,” Gordon Ramsay’s “Next Level Chef” bowed to a 1.2 rating and 4 million total viewers.
CBS was third in ratings with a 0.5 and in total viewers with 5.5 million.
ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.4 and in total viewers with 3.3 million.
The CW was fifth in ratings with a 0.1 and in total viewers with 381,000, airing all reruns.
More to come…