TV ratings: 'Masterchef,' 'Ninja' rise; 'Hotel Hell' returns down

'Masterchef' and 'Ninja Warrior' rise; 'Hotel Hell' returns down in Monday night TV ratings

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 "Masterchef" earned a rating of 2.1 among 18-to-49-year-old viewers, making it the highest-rated broadcast show by that measure. Its 18-49 number surged 17% from last week.

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 CBS's "Under the Dome." The sci-fi series based on a novel by Stephen King fell more than 20% week-to-week to a 1.5 in 18-49. For a much-DVR'd show like "Under the Dome," though, CBS tends to tout the number of viewers that catch up in the days after the episodes originally air.

For the season premiere, the 18-49 rating grew more than 60% within seven days of the day-of-air.

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