TV ratings: 'Hell's Kitchen' premiere gives FOX an 18-49 win on a quiet Tuesday
The season premiere of "Hell's Kitchen" led FOX to a demographic win Tuesday night, although it was down slightly among adults 18-49 from its summer debut last year. "NCIS" and "NCIS: LA" were both in reruns for CBS, but the network still led the night in total viewers.
Elsewhere, "The Taste" finished its season on ABC on a somewhat sour note, dropping to a series low among adults 18-49. "Smash," however, rebounded slightly from last week's all-time low outing for NBC.
Despite airing two repeats, CBS still easily led the viewer race with 11.15 million and a 7.1 rating/11 share in households. FOX (5.4 million, 3.4/5) finished a distant second. ABC (4.9 million, 3.3/5) came in third, and NBC (3 million, 2.0/3) was fourth. The CW averaged 777,000 viewers and a 0.5/1.
FOX scored a 2.2 rating in the adults 18-49 demo to beat the 1.8 for second-place CBS. ABC took third with a 1.3, followed by NBC, 0.9, and The CW, 0.2.