or


[10/06/09 - 12:30 PM]
Food Network's 'Next Iron Chef' Premiere Highest-Rated, Most-Watched in Network History
Food Network spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4.

[via press release from Food Network]

FOOD NETWORK'S 'NEXT IRON CHEF' PREMIERE HIGHEST-RATED, MOST-WATCHED IN NETWORK HISTORY

Sunday, Oct 4th Debut Tied as #1 Show in Cable; Most Recent Ratings Success for Top 10 Primetime Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Food Network's Sunday night premiere of The Next Iron Chef tied as the number one show in cable that evening and became the network's highest-rated, most-watched series premiere in its history. The show posted a 1.1 rating among adults 25-54 with over 2.1 million persons 2+ tuning in to the second season. The premiere was also up double digits � 33 percent � over the Season 1 debut (10/7/07).

The reality series, which challenges 10 top chefs from around the country in a series of demanding situations, testing their culinary skills and mental toughness, will award the top culinary distinction in the country � the title of Iron Chef. Simultaneously, the network stalwart series, Iron Chef America, on which the new Iron Chef will appear, has posted record high ratings in its fifth year on Food Network.

Season Two of The Next Iron Chef will take the contestants from Los Angeles to Japan to New York to compete in the food fight of their professional lives. They will be challenged to create dishes that represent a variety of world cultures and cuisines. Whether working with exotic ingredients like jelly fish, creating their own version of international �fast food� or experiencing umami with sponsor Kikkoman, the chefs must demonstrate their speed, artistry, innovation and leadership in each dish. With the help of the judges � Donatella Arpaia (acclaimed restaurateur and food expert, owner of Anthos, Mia Dona and Kefi), Jeffrey Steingarten (Food Critic, Vogue, New York, NY) and Anya Fernald (Sustainable Food Consultant, San Francisco, Calif.) � the contestants will be narrowed down until two remain to battle it out in Kitchen Stadium and earn the right to be called Iron Chef. The winner will join the ranks of Mario Batali, Cat Cora, Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto and Michael Symon and be launched into instant fame as a member of the Chairman's team on Iron Chef America.





  [october 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· NEXT IRON CHEF, THE (FOOD)









most recent ratings | view all posts
[04/24/14 - 03:00 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Modern Family" Reclaims Top Spot in Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "Marooned," Comedy Central's "TripTank" and VH1's "The Fabulous Life of..."

[04/24/14 - 10:40 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Sees Year-to-Year Growth, Scoring Its Highest 18-49 Rating for a Week of Rebroadcasts in Nearly Three Years
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 14-18.

[04/24/14 - 08:50 AM]
Encore Telecast of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Builds On Its Lead-In by 10% in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 23.

[04/24/14 - 08:45 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Viewers, Demos with "American Idol"
The network's mainstay is up double-digits from last week among adults 18-49.

[04/24/14 - 08:28 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family" Is Up as Wednesday's #1 TV Show for Its 6th Straight Original
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 23.

[04/24/14 - 07:49 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live: Behind the Scandalabra" Delivers the Show's Most-Watched-Ever Late-Night Telecast
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 14-18.

[04/23/14 - 02:59 PM]
Discovery Channel's Season Premiere of "Deadliest Catch" Is Highest Rated Premiere in Three Seasons
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 22.

[04/23/14 - 02:51 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice" Keeps NBC on Top in Demos
Plus: numbers for MTV's "Faking It," Investigation Discovery's "Bad Teachers" and Discovery's "Deadliest Catch."

[04/23/14 - 01:21 PM]
Lifetime's New Docu-Series "True Tori" Captivates 1.2 Million Viewers in Series Premiere
Lifetime spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 22.

[04/23/14 - 01:20 PM]
ABC Airs 7 of the Season's Top 20 Entertainment Series - Most for Any Net
ABC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[04/23/14 - 10:52 AM]
Cartoon Network's "Adventure Time" Seals Monday Night Wins
Cartoon Network spins the numbers for Monday, April 21.

[04/23/14 - 08:47 AM]
NBC Finishes #1 or Tied for #1 Tuesday Night Among the Big 4 Networks for a Record 21st Time This Season in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 22.

[04/23/14 - 08:36 AM]
"Supernatural" Rises, "The Originals" Holds Steady
The CW spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 22.

[04/23/14 - 08:30 AM]
ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Is Up from Its Last Original 8pm Telecast in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 22.

[04/23/14 - 08:29 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Keeps Demo Crown with "The Voice"
Plus: CBS, despite an all-repeat lineup, takes home the silver in adults 18-49 and remains the most-watched network.