FOX Unleashes 'Hell's Kitchen' Tuesday

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, May 27, 2008

FOX rode its unscripted shows to a ratings victory Tuesday, with "Hell's Kitchen" leading the way.

CBS led among households on the night with a 5.6 rating/9 share, but FOX, 5.1/8, had more total viewers (8.35 million to 8 million for CBS). NBC, 4.7/8, came in third. ABC took fourth with a 3.3/5, and The CW trailed a 1.0/2.

FOX easily won the adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.7 rating. NBC finished second at 2.1. CBS, 1.8, was third, followed by ABC, 1.5, and The CW, 0.6.

A repeat of "NCIS" earned a 6.6/11 for CBS at 8 p.m. "The Moment of Truth" returned to FOX with a 4.6/8, down significantly from its "American Idol"-fueled performances earlier in the year. "Most Outrageous Moments" drew a 3.9/7 for NBC, topping the 3.4/6 for a pair of "According to Jim" episodes on ABC. The CW went with a "Beauty and the Geek" rerun.

FOX took the lead at 9 p.m. with "Hell's Kitchen," 5.6/9 (it was also the night's top show among adults 18-49). A "Law & Order: SVU" repeat, 5.1/8, moved NBC up to second. "The Unit" averaged 4.1/6 for CBS. An hour of "Samantha Who?" kept ABC in fourth, ahead of of the 1.1/2 for "Reaper" on The CW.

At 10 p.m., a "48 Hours" special drew a 5.9/10 for CBS. A second "SVU" ticked up to 5.3/9 on NBC. ABC's "Boston Legal" rerun came in at 3.1/5.

  • Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.
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