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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Hotel Hell’ Returns Down, ‘Under The Dome’ Cracks, ‘Ninja Warrior’ & ‘MasterChef’ Rise, ‘Bachelorette’ Steady

RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Hotel Hell’ Returns Down, ‘Under The Dome’ Cracks, ‘Ninja Warrior’ & ‘MasterChef’ Rise, ‘Bachelorette’ SteadyHe’s back, not that he ever really went away. Fox’s favorite multitasker Gordon Ramsay returned with a new season of Hotel Hell (1.5/5) last night. Which of course meant that Fox was all Ramsay on Monday with the second-cycle debut of the reality series following his own MasterChef (2.1/7). Hotel Hell was a big hit for the network when it launched two years ago, if for no other reason than it was comfortingly reminiscent of Ramsay’s now-shuttered Kitchen Nightmares. The then-new Hotel Hell saw the often acerbic chef going into establishments in need of serious help and delivering it in his distinct fashion. Monday saw Ramsay in Las Cruces, NM, working on desert retreat that really isn’t working. The show was debut down a hard 21% from its August 13, 2012 Season 1 premiere. But don’t shed a tear for Gordon: Lead-in MasterChef shot up 17% among adults 18-49 from last week’s dip to hit a season high. It was also easily the top-rated show of the night, which helped Fox winthe night in the demo with 1.8/6 rating and among total viewers with 4.93 million.

All of the Big 4 and the CW aired originals last night. Once again CBS’ only new show of the night was Under The Dome (1.5/6). Like Hotel Hell, the 10 PM Steven Spielberg-produced drama also fell 21% from its July 14 show to hit a series low. Last week, Dome rose double digits from the previous series low of its July 7 episode. Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Hotel Hell’ & ‘Stars Earn Stripes’ Finales Way Down, ‘Grimm’ Hits Season Low, ‘Bachelor Pad’ Up

By | Tuesday September 4, 2012 @ 9:05am PDT

Summer’s ending brought endings to two summer series last night, both with a drop. Gordon Ramsay’s Hotel Hell had a two-hour exit on Fox, picking out the bed bugs and giving Pennsylvania’s Red Rock Inn a top to bottom cleaning. The first hour from 8 – 9 PM was a special for the show, bringing in a 1.8/5. The Hotel Hell 9 – 10 PM finale brought in a 1.7/4, a sharp drop of 29% from last Monday”s season high. Labor Day’s rating won’t hurt Ramsay’s work trying to fix up more venues in the future, Fox recently renewed Hotel Hell for a second season. On NBC’s Stars Earn Stripes (0.9/2), former two-time WWE Diva champion Eve Torres won the first season of the celebrity reality series.  However, the night itself was no winner for Stars Earn Stripes. Having had weak ratings all summer, Monday’s show was down 10% from last week, resulting in a series low. The two-hour Stars was followed on NBC’s primetime line-up with a new Grimm (1.4/4). And it was a bit grim on that front too. The police fantasy drama fell 13% from last week. That drop took Grimm to its lowest rating this season. Over on ABC, it was a two-hour Bachelor Pad (1.4/4). One week before its own finale, the reality show was up 8% from last week’s spelling bee show. That was followed by a repeat … Read More »

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Fox Renews ‘Hotel Hell’ For Second Season

By | Friday August 31, 2012 @ 5:57pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Fox has given Gordon Ramsay’s newest reality series Hotel Hell a second-season order. After having its premiere date pushed a couple of times, Hotel Hell posted the highest-rated series debut of the summer and ranks as this summer’s No. 1 new series among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 as well as other demos. “With Hotel Hell, Gordon has proved once again that he’s one of the most successful and appealing personalities on television,” said Fox’s president of alternative entertainment Mike Darnell. “He delivered an amazing new show for us this summer that fans immediately embraced.”

Hotel Hell, in which Ramsay whips failing hotels into shape, joins Ramsay’s MasterChef, which was renewed for a fourth season last month, and his flagship Hell’s Kitchen, which received a two-season pickup in April. Hotel Hell, whose freshman season finale airs Monday, is produced by Ramsay’s One Potato Two Potato Inc.  Ramsay, Ben Adler, Patricia Llewellyn and Adeline Ramage Rooney serve as executive producers.

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Gordon Ramsay’s Fox Series ‘Hotel Hell’ To Premiere In August

By | Monday June 11, 2012 @ 2:42pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Gordon Ramsay’s new Fox reality series Hotel Hell has been assigned a premiere date. The show, featuring Ramsay as he attempts to fix troubled hotels, will debut with a two-night series premiere Monday, August 13 and Tuesday, August 14 from 8-9 PM. It will continue airing in its Monday 8-9 PM slot beginning August 20. Hotel Hell was first scheduled to premiere April 6 and then on June 4, but it was held back both times.

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Fox Pushes ‘Hotel Hell’ Premiere To Late Summer

By | Tuesday May 1, 2012 @ 6:09pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Hotel HellHotel Hell is on the move again. Gordon Ramsay‘s new reality series, first scheduled to premiere on April 6, then on June 4, will now be held back for a launch in late summer. Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen was supposed to return for its 10th season on Tuesday, May 29, paired with Masterchef. Beginning on June 4, Hell’s Kitchen was to also air originals Mondays at 9 PM, following Hotel Hell. Hell’s Kitchen and Masterchef will now premiere on June 4 and will run on both Monday and Tuesday. The new premiere date for Hotel Hell is TBD.

UPDATE: ‘Hotel Hell’ Premiere In August

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Fox Announces Summer Premiere Dates, Scales Back ‘Dance’ To Once A Week

By | Wednesday March 28, 2012 @ 12:43pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

So You Think You Can Dance TV ScheduleFox has announced its summer original slate, which looks a lot like last year’s, with So You Think You Can Dance and Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen and Masterchef all returning. They will be joined by Ramsay’s newest series Hotel Hell, originally slated for a spring run in the Friday 8 PM slot but pushed to summer to make room for The Finder, which was relocated from Thursdays to Fridays. Fox also made the format change for Dance official, scheduling the summer staple once a week and canceling the results show. The show’s co-creator/executive producer/judge Nigel Lythgoe announced the news back in January. Dance will kick off its ninth season with a two-hour premiere on Thursday, May 24, the night following the end of the broadcast season and the season finale of American Idol. It will move to its regular Wednesday 8-10 PM slot the following week. Read More »

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Fox Sets Dates For ‘Hotel Hell’ Debut, ‘Bob’s Burgers’ & ‘Bones’ Return, ‘House’ Finale

By | Friday February 10, 2012 @ 1:44pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Gordon Ramsey’s latest Fox reality series, Hotel Hell, will premiere on April 6, taking over slot of another Ramsey show, Kitchen Nightmares, Fridays at 8 PM. In Hotel Hell, the foul-mouthed chef will try to fix substandard hotels. Fox’s animated series Bob’s Burgers will launch its second season on March 11, joining the network’s Sunday animated block at 8:30 PM. Dramedy Bones will return from hiatus on April 5. Fox also has set a date for the series finale of House — May 21.

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