Fox's full-on night of Gordon Ramsay earned it a ratings victory for the evening, according to early numbers from Nielsen.
His culinary showdown
Fox's other Monday night show "Hotel Hell," which also features Ramsay, premiered its second season after a year off the air. It earned a 1.5 in the 18-49 demo, in which a ratings point equals about 1.3 million viewers. That's down about 21% from its series premiere two years ago and roughly 12% lower than the finale.
Still, Fox beat its rival networks in the demographic with a 1.8 average. "Bachelorette"-fueled ABC had the most viewers overall.
The men of the "Bachelorette" were in the mood for confrontation on Monday's "The Men Tell All" special, and the episode was the most-watched overall, with 6.8 million people tuning in.
NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" jumped 12% from last week for a 1.9, making it the second-highest-rated show in 18-49, slightly ahead of "The Bachelorette's" 1.8.
The night's biggest drop came from
For the season premiere, the 18-49 rating grew more than 60% within seven days of the day-of-air.