The premieres of Fox's Gordon Ramsay cooking competition series pushed the network to win Monday night with an overall 2.3 rating/7 share in
the adults 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen overnight numbers. The tenth season
premiere of Hell's Kitchen was down
8% from its last season finale in September 2011 to a 2.4. MasterChef's third season premiere was down 21% from last season's finale in August 2011 to a
NBC followed in second with an overall 2.1/6. America's Got Talent was the
highest-rated program of the night, posting a 3.2, up 14% from last week. American Ninja Warrior improved a tenth
to a 2.2.
ABC, the only other network to air original programming,
earned a third-place 1.7/5. The
Bachelorette was up 11% from last week to a 2.1.
CBS (1.3/4) and the CW (0.1/0) were in repeats.