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

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...