Ratings: ‘Hell’s Kitchen,’ ‘MasterChef’ Beat ‘Bachelor Pad’ Season Opener

ABC’s “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” spinoff climbs slightly in viewership over series opener, but can’t overtake Gordon Ramsay’s culinary intrigue in key demo

Last Updated: August 9, 2011 @ 10:18 AM

ABC's reality series "Bachelor Pad" failed to overtake "Hell's Kitchen" and "MasterChef" with its second season premiere on Monday night, handing an overall win to Fox, according to preliminary numbers.

Fox took the top two ratings slots of the night, with "Hell's Kitchen" at 8 p,m. climbing 8 percent versus last week to take the evening's top numbers in the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.7 rating/8 share and 6.5 million total viewers.

"MasterChef" the following hour was flat versus last week, but still grabbed second place for the evening, with a 2.3/6 in the demo and 5.5 million total viewers. The combined series gave Fox an overall 2.5/7 in the demo for the night.

At ABC, "Bachelor Pad" from 8 to 11 held steady with last August's series premiere, garnering a 2.2/6 in the demo and 6.8 million total viewers — an 8 percent increase over the series premiere viewership, and enough to make it the evening's most-watched show, though it was edged out in the key advertising demo by Fox's offerings.

NBC and CBS' primetime rosters consisted of repeats.