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'Hell's Kitchen' premiere loses some ratings heat


Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen is back and had a solid-ish premiere rating Tuesday night.

The Gordon Ramsay culinary boot camp was down 8 percent in the demo from its debut last year, though managed to nearly stay steady in total viewers. Hell’s torched the finale of ABC’s short-lived cooking competition show The Taste.

Elsewhere on the grid, ABCs Celebrity Wife Swap perked up 7 percent from last week. CBS’ freshman crime drama Golden Boy was struggling and steady with last week. NBC’s Smash didn’t drop this time, but its 13 percent gain this week isn’t enough to change the show’s fate.

Full Chart:

FOX 8-9P HELL’S KITCHEN P #2 2.0 5,140
9-10P HELL’S KITCHEN S #1 2.3 5,739
ABC 8-9P WIFE SWAP #5t 1.6 5,000
9-10P TASTE #8 1.1 3,364
10-11P BODY-PROOF #7 1.2 6,384
CBS 8-9P NCIS R #3t 1.9 13,004
9-10P NCIS:LA R #3t 1.9 11,922
10-11P GOLDEN BOY #5t 1.6 8,528
NBC 8:00P OFF ROCKERS R #10t 0.9 3,877
8:30P OFF ROCKERS #9 1.0 3,747
9:00P GO ON R #12 0.8 2,591
9:30P NEW NORMAL R #13 0.7 2,184
10-11P SMASH #10t 0.9 2,891
CW 8-9P HART-DIXIE R #14t 0.2 839
9-10P BEAUTY R #14t 0.2 716