Despite being down versus last week, back-to-back episodes of "Hell's Kitchen" still were strong enough to propel Fox to a win on Monday night, according to preliminary numbers.
The two episodes of "Hell's Kitchen," airing at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., drew the evening's two top ratings slots of the night, with the 8 p.m. airing slipping 17 percent compared to last week with a 2.4 rating/7 share in the adults 18-49 demographic and 5.9 million total viewers taking the night's No. 2 slot and the follow-up episode grabbing a 2.7/7 in the demo (down 7 percent compared to last week's performance) and 6.3 million total viewers to grab the night's top position.
Combined, the two airings gave Fox an average of 2.6/7 in the demo, delivering an overall win for the network.
At ABC, "Bachelor Pad" at 8 performed flat versus last week with a 2.1/6 in the demo and 6.6 million total viewers, giving the show the highest total viewership of the evening. A repeat of "Castle" followed at 9.
NBC's evening consisted of repeats, save for a special airing of the third season finale of "G4's American Ninja Warrior" — which, like "Hell's Kitchen," is produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions — at 9, which grabbed a 1.7/4 in the demo and 3.9 million total viewers.
CBS' evening consisted of repeats.