‘MasterChef’ Season 11 Premiere Orders Up Ratings Win for Fox

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If you can’t take the kitchen, get out of Fox’s primetime. On Wednesday, the Season 11 premiere of “MasterChef” — a “legends” season — was strong enough to carry Fox and freshman baking competition “Crime Scene Kitchen” to a first-place finish among adults 18-49. Of course, it helps that Fox, unlike its “Big 4” competition, doesn’t schedule the relatively low-rated 10 o’clock hour. Even so, Fox finished fourth last night counting viewers of all ages. ABC finished first in terms of total-viewer averages last night, drawing 3.09 million from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. NBC was close behind with an average of 3.06 million total viewers. Fox was first in ratings with a 0.5 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, but fourth in total viewers with an average of 2.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8 p.m., the “MasterChef” Season 11 premiere scored a 0.6/4 and 2.4 million viewers. Week 2 of Joel McHale-hosted competition “Crime Scene Kitchen” at 9 received a 0.4/3 and 1.9 million viewers. ABC and Univision tied for second in ratings, each with a 0.4/3. ABC, as mentioned above, was first in viewers with 3.09 million, Univision was fifth with 1.3 million. For ABC, “Press...

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