TV Ratings: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and Football Own Thursday

October 14, 2016 9:32am PT by Michael O’Connell

The rest of broadcast's offerings don't come close.

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The rest of broadcast’s offerings don’t come close.

There was quite a wide spread between Grey’s Anatomy and the rest of broadcast’s non-sports programming on Thursday night.

The 13-year-old ABC drama, steady with a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49, was heads above its closest competition. Even the sum of its network neighbors, Notorious (0.9 adults) and How to Get Away With Murder (1.1 adults), don’t add up to its score in the key demo.

Though CBS coverage of Thursday Night Football lead the night overall, earning a 3.0 rating in the key demo and 10 million viewers ahead of time zone adjustments, the closest competition in entertainment programming came from NBC — where a steady Chicago Med (1.3 adults), along with Superstore, The Good Place (1.2 adults) and The Blacklist (1.1 adults) gave the network No. 3 status for the night.

Pitch was down to a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49 on Fox, matching its lead-in from Rosewood. And, on the CW, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returned to just a 0.6 rating in the key demo before Supernatural (also apparently resistant to the passage of time) kicked off its 12th season with a steady 0.8 rating among adults 18-49.

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TV Ratings: ‘MacGyver’ Wins Second Friday Despite Dip

TV Ratings: ‘MacGyver’ Wins Second Friday Despite Dip | Hollywood Reporter

October 01, 2016 8:41am PT by Michael O’Connell

Fox's 'Exorcist' falls by the same measure.

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Fox’s ‘Exorcist’ falls by the same measure.

CBS has locked its second Friday win of the young season, thanks in no small part to MacGyver.

The new drama topped all Friday series in the key demo, even if it dropped three-tenths of a point from its auspicious live-plus-same day debut a week ago. With a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 and 9.1 million viewers, it also led into steady episodes of Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods — each of which earned a 1.3 rating in the key demo.

Toplined by an even Shark Tank, which earned a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49, ABC also had steady outings of Last Man Standing (1.0 adults) and Dr. Ken (0.8 adults).

On Fox, a steady Hell’s Kitchen (1.0 adults) was followed by post-premiere drop for The Exorcist. The new drama fell three-tenths of a point at 9 p.m, averaging a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49 and just 2.1 million viewers.

Among the news magazines, Dateline led with a 1.0 rating and 4.7 million viewers to 20/20’s 0.9 rating in the demo and 3.9 million viewers.

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Fox and Gordon Ramsay Team for Live Cooking Competition ‘The F Word’

September 30, 2016 2:30pm PT by Michael O’Connell

It must be "food," right?

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It must be “food,” right?

Gordon Ramsay is not slowing down at Fox, setting his fifth series into the network’s roster of current programming with The F Word.

Based on his series of the same name that aired in the U.K. between 2005 and 2010, The F Word is a first on several levels for Ramsay’s Fox catalog. On top of being the initial foray for his Studio Ramsay, the series will also air live — keeping in line with one of the most au courant trends in reality today.

The F Word, set to premiere some time in 2017, joins Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef, MasterChef Jr. and Hotel Hell in Ramsay’s sprawling Fox portfolio. (Kitchen Nightmares ended its seven-season run in 2014.)

“Gordon Ramsay is not only one of the biggest names in the culinary world, but his expertise, combined with his larger-than-life personality, also make for genuine event television,” said Fox Broadcasting entertainment president David Madden. “Gordon Ramsay stands tall in the line of great FOX stars, those unpredictable originals whom you simply can’t afford to miss, and The F Word could come from no one but Gordon. Let’s face it, with Gordon live on television, the phrase ‘anything can happen’ takes on a whole new meaning.”

As it did in the U.K. original, The F Word pits culinarily-minded families from across the U.S. against one another in a live cook-off, where they will try to win the favor of host Ramsay, audience members and celebrity guests. Episodes will last an hour and also include field segments from the world of food.

“We’re really ramping it up a notch with this new live cooking show each week,” said Ramsay, “and I can’t wait for viewers to see the other surprises we have in store for each episode.”

All3 America is producing alongside Studio Ramsay, with Greg Lipstone, Layla Smith and Chris Brogden joining Ramsay as executive producer.

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