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TV ratings: Obama address delays programs; 'Big Brother' wins key demo
TV ratings: Obama address delays programs; 'Big Brother' wins key demo

The season premiere of Gordon Ramsay's "Hell's Kitchen" helped Fox tie NBC for No. 1 Wednesday night in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic, according to preliminary Nielsen ratings. However, live coverage of President Obama's 9 p.m. EDT address delayed some programming, making ratings for ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox approximate. In its two-hour run, "Hell's Kitchen" averaged a rating of 1.4 in the key demo (1.5 in its first hour, 1.3 in its second), down from last season's premiere, which earned a 2.0. With Ramsay's reality show and the presidential address, the network averaged 4.2 million viewers, making it the third most...

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