Fox was cooking Tuesday night, with Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen (2.4/8) rising 20% from its previous Tuesday episode two weeks ago. Following at 9 PM, MasterChef (2.5/7) continued the upward trend, growing 25% from two weeks ago as Paula Deen joined Ramsay and fellow judges Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot to talk grits and Southern cuisine. (Neither Hell’s Kitchen nor MasterChef aired last week due to the MLB All-Star Game.) Meanwhile, NBC’s live two-hour America’s Got Talent (2.6/8) was down 7% from last week. Last night’s penultimate episode of Love In The Wild’s (1.3/4) second season trimmed down to its final two couples and rose 8% from last week. Fox was No. 1 among adults 18-49 and NBC won the night in viewers.
ABC started Tuesday with Wipeout (1.4/5) at 8 PM, with the show down 7% from last week to a series low. That was followed by a double shot of Trust Us With Your Life. The second week of the improv comedy biography show had Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban at 9 PM (0.9/3) and Ricky Gervais at 9:30 PM (0.9/3). The Cuban show was down 18% from last week’s 9 PM, while the Gervais show was down 10% from the 9:30. The second of Terence Wong’s eight-episode documentary series NY Med (1.2/3) ended ABC’s primetime night flat with last week. CBS had a night of repeats with NCIS (1.0/3), NCIS: LA (1.0/3) and Person of Interest (1.0/3).
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