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And Pioneer Woman is the top-rated show where actual cooking takes place. 

Cooking takes place on The Kitchen?

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'GGG's DDD Family Tournament' ended its season as the lowest rated original for the week and so far, is the only original that's down in viewers compared to last year, -3 percent in viewers and even in demo. 

FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (January 21-27, 2019)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

(Rank/Show/Timeslot/# of Viewers/Demo 18-49 in parenthesis)

1--WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---Sunday 9:00PM---1,600,000 (0.46)
2--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---
Monday 9:00PM---1,555,000 (0.45) 
3--THE KITCHEN---
Saturday 11:00AM---1,495,000 (0.33)
4--PIONEER WOMAN---
Saturday 10:00AM---1,418,000 (0.28) 
5--TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---
Saturday 12:00PM---1,259,000 (0.28) 
6--DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES---
Friday 9:00PM---1,152,000 (0.31) 
7--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---
Thursday 10:00PM---1,060,000 (0.40) 
8--CHOPPED---
Tuesday 9:00PM---1,049,000 (0.33)
9--GIRL MEETS FARM---
Sunday 11:00AM---985,000 (0.24) 
10-GIADA ENTERTAINS---
Sunday 11:30AM---855,000 (0.24) 
11-WINNER CAKE ALL---
Monday 10:00PM---798,000 (0.24) 
12-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: DDD FAMILY TOURNAMENT (Finale)---
Wednesday 9:00PM---717,000 (0.22)

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I can see why those GGG Family Tournament episodes scored so low since they to put it bluntly sucked. 

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I fairly frequently have Food Network on as kind of background noise, but there are 5 or 6 of the top 12 shows listed above that are just unwatchable to me, "The Kitchen" being THE WORST. Clearly, other people like them. 

I hate to admit it, but I have come to like GGG in all of its iterations. So I have no shade to throw. :-)

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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (January 28-February 3, 2019)*
Source: Showbuzzdaily

(Rank/Show/Timeslot/# of Viewers/Demo 18-49 in parenthesis)

1--THE KITCHEN (Season Finale)---Saturday 11:00AM---1,573,000 (0.33) 
2--PIONEER WOMAN---
Saturday 10:00AM---1,420,000 (0.29) 
3--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---
Monday 9:00PM---1,394,000 (0.38) 
4--TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---
Saturday 12:00PM---1,317,000 (0.24) 
5--WORST COOKS IN AMERICA (Special Time)---
Sunday 10:00PM---1,234,000 (0.36)
6--GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---
Saturday 12:30PM---1,182,000 (0.26)
7--CHOPPED---
Tuesday 9:00PM---1,123,000 (0.34)
8--GIRL MEETS FARM---
Sunday 11:00AM---1,080,000 (0.24) 
9--DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES---
Friday 9:00PM---1,056,000 (0.29)
10-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: BIG GAME DAY---
Wednesday 9:00PM---1,017,000 (0.31) 
11-GIADA ENTERTAINS---
Sunday 11:30AM---912,000 (0.20)
12-BEAT BOBBY FLAY---
Thursday 10:00PM---888,000 (0.22)
13-KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---
Monday 8:00PM---839,000 (0.25) 
14-WORST COOKS: REHEATED 2---
Sunday 9:00PM---718,000 (0.21) 
15-BEAT BOBBY FLAY (Special Day & Time)---
Sunday 11:00PM---714,000 (0.20) 
16-WORST COOKS: REHEATED 1---
Sunday 8:00PM---675,000 (0.19)
17-WINNER CAKE ALL---
Monday 10:00PM---665,000 (0.19)

* This week, ratings for recap shows with additional facts and footage ('Extra Icing' and 'Reheated') which are considered originals, are included.

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It's the same as FN with a predictable pattern at the beginning of each year.   Every show does a brunch theme for New Year.  Then we're inundated with the healthy shows.  Next, it's Big Game food!  (The polar opposite of all that healthy crap they were pushing on you last week).  And finally, they try to outdo Willy Wonka with all chocolate, all the time.  It's better than the Farmer's Almanac for tracking the progression of winter. 

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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (February 4-10, 2019)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

(Rank/Show/Timeslot/# of Viewers/Demo 18-49 in parenthesis)

1--WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---Sunday 9:00PM---1,544,000 (0.45) 
2--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---
Monday 9:00PM---1,506,000 (0.40) 
3--THE KITCHEN (Season Premiere)---
Saturday 11:00AM---1,407,000 (0.27) 
4--PIONEER WOMAN---
Saturday 10:00AM---1,248,000 (0.23) 
5--TRISHA'S SOUTHERN KITCHEN (Season Finale)---
Saturday 12:00PM---1,171,000 (0.19)
6--DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES---
Friday 9:00PM---1,051,000 (0.25)
7--GUY'S RANCH KITCHEN (Season Finale)---
Saturday 12:30PM---989,000 (0.20)
8--CHOPPED---
Tuesday 9:00PM---972,000 (0.34) 
9--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---
Monday 8:00PM---951,000 (0.29)
10-BEAT BOBBY FLAY---
Thursday 10:00PM---947,000 (0.29) 
11-WORST COOKS: REHEATED---
Sunday 8:00PM---928,000 (0.27)
12-GUY'S GROCERY GAMES: IRON CHEF CHALLENGE---
Wednesday 9:00PM---915,000 (0.32)
13-GIRL MEETS FARM (Season Finale)---
Sunday 11:00AM---848,000 (0.17) 
14-WINNER CAKE ALL---
Monday 10:00PM---819,000 (0.24) 
15-GIADA ENTERTAINS---
Sunday 11:30AM---779,000 (0.17) 

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Family Food Showdown Hosted By Bertinelli Premieres Sunday, March 3rd at 8pm ET/PT
 

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In each episode, two families are pitted against each other in three rounds of challenges designed to test their cooking skills, recipes and family dynamics.
The teams must blow away a rotating panel of culinary experts including Kardea Brown, Clinton Kelly, Antonia Lofaso, Daphne Oz, Jamika Pessoa, Christian Petroni, Courtney Rada, Jake and Jazz Smollet, Tori Spelling, Jet Tila, Isaac Toups, Bryan and Michael Voltaggio, Molly Yeh and more.

During the first round, the families must work together to create a dish that represents who they are as a family.  [In] round two, family recipes and dynamics are put to the test when Valerie announces that each family must eliminate one member of their own team.  In the last round of the contest,  each team must eliminate someone from the other team, putting the weight of the competition on the shoulders of one final family member.

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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (February 11-17, 2019)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

(Rank/Show/Timeslot/# of Viewers/Demo 18-49 in parenthesis)

1--WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---Sunday 9:00PM---1,551,000 (0.45)
2--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---
Monday 9:00PM---1,440,000 (0.39)
3--THE KITCHEN (2 Hour Episode)---
Saturday 11:00AM---1,329,000 (0.25)
4--PIONEER WOMAN---
Saturday 10:00AM---1,221,000 (0.23)
5--DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES---
Friday 9:00PM---1,018,000 (0.28)
6--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---
Thursday 10:00PM---958,000 (0.31)
7--GIADA ENTERTAINS---
Sunday 11:30AM---953,000 (0.18)
8--CHOPPED---
Tuesday 9:00PM---952,000 (0.29)
9--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---
Monday 8:00PM---911,000 (0.28)
10-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: COOKIN’ COUPLES---
Wednesday 9:00PM---762,000 (0.27)
11-WINNER CAKE ALL---
Monday 10:00PM---685,000 (0.22)

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I hadn't watched Winner Cake All until this weekend so I didn't know Giada was the host. I didn't really like her as the host and am not sure if I liked the show itself or not. I guess I could say I'm neutral.

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Giada's shows are low rated. Time to move on from her no matter how hard she tries the sexy approach.

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Is there a dedicated forum for The Kitchen? anyway is Katy Lee preggers? 

I find it interesting that only one of the shows featuring children cooking makes the top marks in most watched; is it me or is the FN increasingly making cooking competition shows with children? ugh, who watches these?

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4 hours ago, LiveenLetLive said:

Is there a dedicated forum for The Kitchen? anyway is Katy Lee preggers? 

I find it interesting that only one of the shows featuring children cooking makes the top marks in most watched; is it me or is the FN increasingly making cooking competition shows with children? ugh, who watches these?

There’s not a “forum” for TK but there is a “topic.” 

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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (February 18-24, 2019) 
Source: Showbuzzdaily

(Rank/Show/Timeslot/# of Viewers/Demo 18-49 in parenthesis)

1--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Monday 9:00PM---1,668,000 (0.48) 
2--THE KITCHEN (2 Hour Episode)---
Saturday 11:00AM---1,399,000 (0.27)
3--PIONEER WOMAN---
Saturday 10:00AM---1,351,000 (0.24)
4--WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---
Sunday 9:00PM---1,345,000 (0.44)
5--DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES---
Friday 9:00PM---1,022,000 (0.28)
6--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---
Thursday 10:00PM---966,000 (0.34)
7--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---
Monday 8:00PM---939,000 (0.32) 
8--CHOPPED---
Tuesday 9:00PM---927,000 (0.31)
9--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: ULTIMATE PROTEIN BATTLE---
Wednesday 9:00PM---888,000 (0.30)
10-GIADA ENTERTAINS---
Sunday 11:30AM---860,000 (0.18)
11-WINNER CAKE ALL---
Monday 10:00PM---774,000 (0.25)

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37 minutes ago, ny1221 said:

FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (February 18-24, 2019) 
Source: Showbuzzdaily

(Rank/Show/Timeslot/# of Viewers/Demo 18-49 in parenthesis)

1--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Monday 9:00PM---1,668,000 (0.48) 
2--THE KITCHEN (2 Hour Episode)---
Saturday 11:00AM---1,399,000 (0.27)
3--PIONEER WOMAN---
Saturday 10:00AM---1,351,000 (0.24)
4--WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---
Sunday 9:00PM---1,345,000 (0.44)
5--DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES---
Friday 9:00PM---1,022,000 (0.28)
6--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---
Thursday 10:00PM---966,000 (0.34)
7--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---
Monday 8:00PM---939,000 (0.32) 
8--CHOPPED---
Tuesday 9:00PM---927,000 (0.31)
9--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: ULTIMATE PROTEIN BATTLE---
Wednesday 9:00PM---888,000 (0.30)
10-GIADA ENTERTAINS---
Sunday 11:30AM---860,000 (0.18)
11-WINNER CAKE ALL---
Monday 10:00PM---774,000 (0.25)

Giada remains in the last two spots! Ha!

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'Worst Cooks in America's season 15 finale (1.22 million viewers/0.34 demo) was down 10 and 21 percent respectively from last season's finale (1.33 million viewers/0.41 demo on March 11th, 2018). Nonetheless, this season's average was up 11 percent in viewers and 19 percent in demo from last season.

Meanwhile, the premiere of 'Family Food Showdown' (895,000 viewers/0.27 demo) was almost on par to the most recent Sunday 8pm original's premiere ('Ultimate Summer Cook-Off'': 923,000 viewers/0.25 demo on 8/5/2018; its 4 episode average was 787,000/0.22). Neither that show or 'Family Food' passed the million viewer mark others have reached on this timeslot like 'GGG' or 'FNS Comeback Kitchen'. Well see how 'FFS' performs but, in my opinion, FN need to put some hosts like Guy, Valerie, Duff, Giada and Tyler to rest from back-back-back shows and give a chance to other talent in formats other than cook-offs or bake-offs.
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (February 25-March 3, 2019)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

(Rank/Show/Timeslot/# of Viewers/Demo 18-49 in parenthesis)

1--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Monday 9:00PM---1,339,000 (0.37)
2--THE KITCHEN (2 Hour Episode)---
Saturday 11:00AM---1,311,000 (0.25)
3--PIONEER WOMAN---
Saturday 10:00AM---1,242,000 (0.18) 
4--WORST COOKS IN AMERICA (Season Finale)---
Sunday 9:00PM---1,216,000 (0.34)
5--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---
Thursday 10:00PM---1,004,000 (0.31)
6--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---
Monday 8:00PM---971,000 (0.30) 
7--CHOPPED---
Tuesday 9:00PM---919,000 (0.29) 
8--GIADA ENTERTAINS---
Sunday 11:30AM---910,000 (0.20) 
9--DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES---
Friday 9:00PM---898,000 (0.24)
10-FAMILY FOOD SHOWDOWN (Series Premiere)---
Sunday 8:00PM---895,000 (0.27)
11-WINNER CAKE ALL---
Monday 10:00PM---720,000 (0.20)
12-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: BIG CHEESE---
Wednesday 9:00PM---680,000 (0.28)

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IMO, that Family Food program stunk. What a waste of Clinton Kelly. 

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1 hour ago, HyeChaps said:

IMO, that Famuly Food program stunk. What a waste of Clinton Kelly. 

If you haven’t heard, he’ll be hosting the Spring Baking Championship, so that should be fun! 

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That Big Cheese episode of Guy's Grocery Games deserves to be in that bottom slot. I felt like I wasted an hour after watching it. I liked that they had two females who had been on the show going at it cooking wise and then at the end Eric Greenspan beat both of them as expected. The end really came off as pre-planned which it probably was. I'm not hate watching this show yet. I think the fact that there's still some people involved that I like has a bit to do with that.

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Bobby Flay And Daughter Sophie Hit The Streets For Their Culinary Favorites In New Series THE FLAY LIST Premiering Thursday, April 11th at 10:30pm ET/PT
 

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Over six half-hour episodes, Bobby visits the culinary spots he has frequented for years in his beloved hometown of New York City, while Sophie introduces her dad to her latest discoveries.

Bobby and Sophie visit the ever-buzzing Chelsea Market for some tacos at Los Tacos No.1, while grabbing creamy Italian gelato for dessert at Bobby’s favorite, L’Arte del Gelato.  Afterwards, Sophie takes Bobby to Greenpoint, Brooklyn, for her taco pick at hotspot Oxomoco.

In another episode Bobby and Sophie start the day with a joy ride on bikes as they head to the Lower East Side for Sophie’s pick, Sweet Chick.  After the meal, they check out Morgenstern’s gourmet ice cream parlor that Bobby’s been dying to try, before heading to Bobby’s pick of Blue Ribbon, where he spent a lot of time early in his career.

Other episodes include stops at J.G. Melon for Bobby’s burger selection, Sophie’s taste for Detroit-style pizza at Emily, and a stroll to Korea Town for some dessert at Grace Street Café, followed by a steak dinner at Bobby’s old school pick, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse.

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On 3/5/2019 at 12:39 PM, HyeChaps said:

IMO, that Famuly Food program stunk. What a waste of Clinton Kelly. 

The second episode was slightly better (though slightly better than sucks is still not great) for some reason but the show is fundamentally unfair. The family that won two out of three rounds lost because the boys in last night's episode won the last round. And they telegraphed the win by breaking out a sob story about their dead father. Clinton deserves a better show than this. Hoping Spring Baking Championship works out for him (though what I really want is The Chew back).

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Last night's season 6's finale of 'Kids Baking Championship' (1.66 million viewers/0.43 demo 18-49) was up 11 percent in viewers and even in demo over S5's finale (1.50M/0.43 on 3/5/2018), This entire season was up 19% in viewers and 24% in demo from last year. On this past weeks ratings, there was a different result for Duff and Valerie's new shows.

The season premiere of 'Buddy vs Duff' (1.60 million viewers/0.43 demo) was pretty impressive for a new Sunday 9PM show. I, for one, was not expecting that number, given the fact that all of Duff's post-'Ace of Cakes' shows other than baking championships flopped and Buddy's popularity on TLC has dropped a lot; even 'Cake Boss' reruns on FN tanked. Let's see how the show performs next week.

Meanwhile, Valerie's 'Family Food Showdown' (produced by Guy Fieri) dropped 4 percent in viewers and a whopping 30 percent in demo from last week's premiere. Not even re-running the premiere after 'The Kitchen' helped it. The show, pretty boring in my opinion, was also repeated last night after 'KBC's finale, so will see if it helps next week. 
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (March 4-10, 2019) 
Source: Showbuzzdaily

(Rank/Show/Timeslot/# of Viewers/Demo 18-49 in parenthesis)

1--BUDDY VS DUFF (Series Premiere)---Sunday 9:00PM---1,597,000 (0.43)
2--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---
Monday 9:00PM---1,500,000 (0.38) 
3--PIONEER WOMAN---
Saturday 10:00AM---1,426,000 (0.29)
4--THE KITCHEN (2 Hour Episode)---
Saturday 11:00AM---1,423,000 (0.27)
5--DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES---
Friday 9:00PM---993,000 (0.26) 
6--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---
Monday 8:00PM---952,000 (0.26) 
7--CHOPPED---
Tuesday 9:00PM---888,000 (0.29)
8--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: ALL-BUDGET WHEEL---
Wednesday 9:00PM---877,000 (0.34)
9--FAMILY FOOD SHOWDOWN---
Sunday 8:00PM---866,000 (0.19)
10-BEAT BOBBY FLAY---
Thursday 10:00PM---819,000 (0.25)
11-GIADA ENTERTAINS---
Sunday 11:30AM---818,000 (0.15) 
12-WINNER CAKE ALL (Special Time)---
Monday 11:00PM---571,000 (0.18)

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Last night's (March 18th) season premiere of 'Spring Baking Championship' with Clinton Kelly as host, opened to 1.29 million viewers/0.36 demo 18-49, down 3 percent in viewers and demo from last season's premiere (1.32M/0.37 on 3/19/2018).

Right after 'Spring Baking Championship', 'Family Food Showdown', which FN moved from Sunday nights, aired to even worst results than before: 685,000 viewers/0.24 demo, losing 47% of 'SBC' viewers and 34% in demo. 'Winner Cake All', previous Mon 10P occupant, was taken off the air, with 3 original episodes remaining out of the 13 show season.

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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (March 11-17, 2019) 
Source: Showbuzzdaily

(Rank/Show/Timeslot/# of Viewers/Demo 18-49 in parenthesis)

1--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP (Season Finale)---Monday 9:00PM---1,663,000 (0.43)
2--BUDDY VS DUFF---
Sunday 9:00PM---1,582,000 (0.49)
3--THE KITCHEN---
Saturday 11:00AM---1,221,000 (0.20)
4--PIONEER WOMAN---
Saturday 10:00AM---1,057,000 (0.15)
5--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---
Thursday 10:00PM---935,000 (0.27)
6--GIADA ENTERTAINS---
Sunday 11:30AM---927,000 (0.17) 
7--DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---
Friday 9:00PM---883,000 (0.27)
8--GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN (Season Premiere)---
Saturday 12:30PM---858,000 (0.14) 
9--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: $5 MEALS---
Wednesday 9:00PM---835,000 (0.30)
10-KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING (Finale)---
Monday 8:00PM---833,000 (0.21)
11-CHOPPED---
Tuesday 10:00PM---762,000 (0.24)

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New Series Premiering Sunday, April 14th At 10pm ET/PT Where Bakers Compete For A Chance To Go Into Business With Buddy Valastro

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In each episode, four entrepreneurial bakers battle it out by whipping up their signature desserts that also impress aesthetically.  In the last round, the remaining two must mass produce their item using professional machinery at Carlo’s Bakery.

New Series, DUFF TAKES THE CAKE, Premieres Monday, April 15th at 10pm ET/PT

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In five half-hour episodes, Duff and his team work around the clock to meet impossible deadlines, defeat design challenges, and overcome delivery obstacles.

This show sounds a lot like Ace Of Cakes.

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I noticed my local market carries Food Network brand salad dressings. I noticed it because of the big, half off clearance sale. signs surrounding them

That's probably not a good thing.

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In ratings news for this past week, 'The Kitchen' had its lowest rated episode since 9/1/2018. The show didn't air Saturday on the East coast in still mysterious circumstances. This hasn't happened to any other show, as far as I know. GZ said on social media that it was a scheduling error...hard to believe, as they aired reruns of 'Beat Bobby Flay' instead of any other show of the Saturday morning lineup: PW, Trisha or Ranch Kitchen.

I truly think that somebody in FN's management and some of their biggest personalities have something against 'The Kitchen', as in treating it as a joke and an hour air filler. Here are some examples: for months now, the face that appears on the bug at the bottom of the screen announcing the new episode, is Guy Fieri's, which is disrespectful to the co-hosts as Guy has many programs for his face to show up. Also, in more than 4 years on the air, many FN talents have never appear on the show, while frequently showing up on many other talk shows, like Ina, Giada, Guy and Tyler, plus others like Bobby, Rachael and Alton have only appeared once or twice; the show never had a primetime special and Jeff and Sunny haven't had a chance of hosting primetime shows, in Jeff's case since 2012.

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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINALS PROGRAMS (March 18-24, 2019)

Source: Showbuzzdaily

(Rank/Show/Timeslot/# of Viewers/Demo 18-49 in parenthesis)

1--BUDDY VS DUFF---Sunday 9:00PM---1,492,000 (0.43)

2--SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP (Season Premiere)---Monday 9:00PM---1,285,000 (0.36)

3--PIONEER WOMAN---Saturday 10:00AM---1,206,000 (0.20)

4--DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Friday 9:00PM---1,087,000 (0.29)

5--CHOPPED---Tuesday 9:00PM---1,017,000 (0.33)

6--THE KITCHEN---Saturday 11:00AM---918,000 (0.19)

7--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---Thursday 10:00PM---823,000 (0.27)

8--GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---Saturday 12:30PM---819,000 (0.18)

9--GIADA ENTERTAINS---Sunday 11:30AM---769,000 (0.15)

10-FAMILY FOOD SHOWDOWN (New Day & Time)---Monday 10:00PM---685,000 (0.24)

11-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: WILD & CRAZY BUDGET GAMES---Wednesday 9:00PM---683,000 (0.24)

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On 3/26/2019 at 2:30 PM, xaxat said:

I noticed my local market carries Food Network brand salad dressings. I noticed it because of the big, half off clearance sale. signs surrounding them

That's probably not a good thing.

I bought some salad dressing earlier today. There's no shortage of dressings out there and the store I was in isn't that big.

And, for me, it's hard to beat Ken's Steak House dressings.

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'Buddy vs Duff' was FN's ratings winner for the 1st quarter of 2019. Although it has lost viewers every week, the drops aren't big, so it's still getting high numbers. Nonetheless, it lost the demo 18-49 ratings for the quarter to 'Worst Cooks' by a small margin.

On the other side, the two losers for the quarter were 'Winner Cake All' with Giada DeLaurentiis and 'Family Food Showdown' with Duff's 'KBC' co-host Valerie Bertinelli.

Over at daytime, 'The Kitchen' was the top show, beating 'Pioneer Woman' in viewers and demos. Trisha's show benefited from the move to 12pm and improved in viewers in demos over last year, as well as 'Giada Entertains' which took advantage from the 'Girl Meets Farm' lead-in, which also got a boost from the 'PW' reruns.

The daytime weekend shows got the biggest audience increases over a year ago and fared better in the 25-54 demo (FN's audience demo), while the primetime shows, especially the baking championships and the realities got the biggest ratings and better 18-49 younger demo numbers. The aging prime shows like 'Chopped', 'Beat Bobby Flay' and 'Guy's Grocery Games' while getting good younger demos, got the smaller audience numbers and some even lost viewers from last year like 'GGG'.

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FOOD NETWORK 1Q 2019 (JANUARY 1-MARCH 31)
MOST WATCHED SHOWS (In Millions of Viewers, Only Original Episodes)

1--THE KITCHEN---17.68
2--PIONEER WOMAN---16.85
3--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP—15.20
4--WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---13.19
5--DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---13.11
6--CHOPPED---12.56
7--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---11.85
8--GIADA ENTERTAINS---9.67
9--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---8.53
10-WINNER CAKE ALL---7.73
11-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES---7.52
12-TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---7.42
13-GIRL MEETS FARM---7.28
14-GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---6.65
15-BUDDY VS DUFF—6.12
16-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: DDD TOURNAMENT---3.35
17-FAMILY FOOD SHOWDOWN---3.28
18-SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---2.61
19-WORST COOKS: REHEATED---2.26
20-SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---907,000

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FOOD NETWORK 1Q 2019 (JANUARY 1-MARCH 31)
TOTAL VIEWERS AVG (Only Original Episodes)

1--BUDDY VS DUFF---1,530,000 million viewers
2--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---1,520,000
3--WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---1,465,000 
4--THE KITCHEN---1,360,000
5--SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---1,307,000 
6--PIONEER WOMAN---1,296,000
7--TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---1,237,000 
8--GIRL MEETS FARM---1,040,000 
9--DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES---1,008,000 
10-CHOPPED---966,000 
11-GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---950,000
12-KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---915,000 
13-BEAT BOBBY FLAY---911,000 
14-SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---907,000
15-GIADA ENTERTAINS---879,000 
16-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES DDD FAMILY TOURNAMENT---838,000 
17-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES---835,000 
18-FAMILY FOOD SHOWDOWN---819,000 
19-WINNER CAKE ALL---774,000 
20-WORST COOKS: REHEATED---754,000 

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FOOD NETWORK 1Q 2019 (JANUARY 1-MARCH 31)
DEMO 18-49 AVG (Only Original Episodes)

1--WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---0.44 
2--BUDDY VS DUFF---0.44
3--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---0.42 
4--SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---0.35 
5--CHOPPED---0.31 
6--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES DDD FAMILY TOURNAMENT---0.30 
7--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES---0.30
8--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---0.29
9--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---0.28
10-DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES---0.28 
11-THE KITCHEN---0.27 
12-TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---0.25
13-PIONEER WOMAN---0.25 
14-WINNER CAKE ALL---0.23 
15-GIRL MEETS FARM---0.23 
16-FAMILY FOOD SHOWDOWN---0.23 
17-WORST COOKS: REHEATED---0.22
18-SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---0.22 
19-GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---0.20 
20-GIADA ENTERTAINS---0.19

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FOOD NETWORK 1Q 2019 (JANUARY 1-MARCH 31)
DEMO 25-54 AVG (Only Original Episodes)

1--BUDDY VS DUFF---0.55 
2--WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---0.53
3--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---0.50 
4--SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---0.44 
5--THE KITCHEN---0.41
6--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES DDD FAMILY TOURNAMENT---0.38 
7--DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES---0.37 
8--CHOPPED---0.37 
9--TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---0.36
10-BEAT BOBBY FLAY---0.36 
11-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES---0.35 
12-PIONEER WOMAN---0.35
13-KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---0.34 
14-GIRL MEETS FARM---0.32
15-GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---0.30 
16-FAMILY FOOD SHOWDOWN---0.29
17-SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---0.29 
18-WINNER CAKE ALL---0.29 
19-WORST COOKS: REHEATED---0.28 
20-GIADA ENTERTAINS---0.27 

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FOOD NETWORK 1Q 2019 (JANUARY 1-MARCH 31)
2019 VS 2018 COMPARISONS TOTAL VIEWERS-DEMO 18-49 (Original Episodes)

1--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: +19%, +24%
2--TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN: +15%, +19%
3--THE KITCHEN: +15%, +18% 
4--PIONEER WOMAN: +14%, +9% 
5--GIADA ENTERTAINS: +12%, EVEN 
6--WORST COOKS IN AMERICA: +11%, +19% 
7--GIRL MEETS FARM: +11%, +15% 
8--DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES: +6%, +8% 
9--GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN: +6%, EVEN
10-CHOPPED: +3%, +7% 
11-SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: +2%, -6% 
12-BEAT BOBBY FLAY: +0.3%, +8% 
13-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES DDD FAMILY TOURNAMENT: -3%, EVEN
14-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: -6%, +4%

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In premiere news, yesterday's start of '30 Minute Meals' reboot month, got 371,000 viewers and a 0.08 18-49 demo, which is so-so. The show could fare better airing at 1:30pm after the afternoon's 'PW' rerun, instead of its current noon slot. We'll see how it evolves during the week. 
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (March 25-31, 2019)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

(Rank/Show/Timeslot/# of Viewers/Demo 18-49 in parenthesis)

1--BUDDY VS DUFF---Sunday 9:00PM---1,449,000 (0.39) 
2--SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---
Monday 9:00PM---1,328,000 (0.34)
3--PIONEER WOMAN: BEST OF RANCH STYLE ITALIAN---
Sunday 10:30AM---1,216,000 (0.28)
4--THE KITCHEN---
Saturday 11:00AM---1,116,000 (0.21)
5--GIRL MEETS FARM (Season Premiere)---
Sunday 11:00AM---1,073,000 (0.22) 
6--SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING (Premiere)---
Monday 8:00PM---907,000 (0.22) 
7--CHOPPED---
Tuesday 9:00PM---877,000 (0.25)
8--GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---
Saturday 12:30PM---869,000 (0.18)
9--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: $5 PRICE-CHECK---
Wednesday 9:00PM---861,000 (0.32) 
10-GIADA ENTERTAINS---
Sunday 11:30AM---857,000 (0.19)
11-BEAT BOBBY FLAY---
Thursday 10:00PM---852,000 (0.28) 
12-FAMILY FOOD SHOWDOWN---
Monday 10:00PM---830,000 (0.21)
13-DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---
Friday 9:00PM---827,000 (0.25)

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Valerie Bertinelli’s ‘Family Food Showdown’, produced by Guy Fieri, has surpassed Giada DeLaurentii’s inconclusive ‘Winner Cake All’ as Food Network’s worst rated new show of the year, with last night’s two episode disappointing ratings (630,000 viewers/0.17 demo average). Finally, week 1 of Rachael Ray’s ’30 Minute Meals’ reboot finished with an average of 631,000 viewers/0.12 demo: 352,000 viewers/0.07 demo for its weekday episodes and 909,000 viewers/0.17 demo for the weekend shows.
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (April 1-7, 2019) 
Source: Showbuzzdaily

(Rank/Show/Timeslot/# of Viewers/Demo 18-49 rating in parenthesis)

1--BUDDY VS DUFF---Sunday 9:00PM---1,452,000 (0.44) 
2--SPRING BAKING CHAMP--
Monday 9:00PM--1,274,000 (0.39) 
3--THE KITCHEN---
Saturday 11:00AM---1,145,000 (0.18) 
4--GIRL MEETS FARM---
Sunday 11:00AM---988,000 (0.22) 
5--30 MIN MEALS---
Saturday 12:00PM---911,000 (0.15)
6--30 MIN MEALS---
Sunday 12:00PM---906,000 (0.19) 
7--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---
Thursday 10:00PM---891,000 (0.28)
8--DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES--
Friday 9:00PM--881,000 (0.22) 
9--CHOPPED---
Tuesday 9:00PM---829,000 (0.26) 
10-GIADA ENTERTAINS---
Sunday 11:30AM---788,000 (0.18)
11-FAMILY FOOD SHOWDOWN--
Mon 10:00PM--757,000 (0.25) 
12-SPRING BAKING: EXT. ICING--
Mon 8:00PM--755,000 (0.20) 
13-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES--
Wed 9:00PM--663,000 (0.25)
14-30 MIN MEALS---
Wednesday 12:00PM---402,000 (0.06) 
15-30 MIN MEALS (Premiere)---
Mon 12:00PM---371,000 (0.08)
16-30 MIN MEALS---
Friday 12:00PM---349,000 (0.08)
17-30 MIN MEALS---
Thursday 12:00PM---323,000 (0.08)
18-30 MIN MEALS---
Tuesday 12:00PM---315,000 (0.04)

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The finale of 'Buddy vs Duff' was a ratings winner for FN with 1.86 million viewers and 0.53 demo rating. It averaged 1.57 million viewers and 0.45 demo for its 6 episode season and, so far, its the network's only new hit of the year and its highest rated series.

On the other side, Buddy and Duff didn't fare so well with their individual series, especially Buddy, whose 'Bake It Rich' lost 52 percent in viewers and 47% demo from the 'Buddy vs Duff' finale. 'Duff Take the Cake' fared better last night with 910,000 viewers/0.25 demo but lost a quarter of the audience and demo from 'Spring Baking Championship'. Nonetheless, Duff's new show premiere got better numbers than Valerie Bertinelli's 'Family Food Showdown' (moving again, now to Thursdays at 8P) on the Monday 10P slot.

In daytime, Week 2 of the '30 Minute Meals' reboot: ratings were down 24 percent in viewers and 22% demo, compared to week 1. 

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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (April 8-14, 2019) 
Source: Showbuzzdaily

(Rank/Show/Timeslot/# of Viewers/Demo 18-49 rating in parenthesis)

1--BUDDY VS DUFF (Season Finale)---Sunday 9:00PM---1,857,000 (0.53) 
2--SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---
Monday 9:00PM---1,299,000 (0.37)
3--THE KITCHEN---
Saturday 11:00AM---1,126,000 (0.20) 
4--PIONEER WOMAN---
Saturday 10:00AM---1,095,000 (0.17)
5--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---
Thursday 10:00PM---943,000 (0.31)
6--30 MINUTE MEALS---
Saturday 12:00PM---910,000 (0.18) 
7--DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---
Friday 9:00PM---909,000 (0.25)
8--GIRL MEETS FARM---
Sunday 11:00AM---883,000 (0.16)
9--GUY’S GROC GAMES: WINNING TEAMS---
Wed 9:00PM---881,000 (0.33)
10-BAKE YOU RICH (Series Premiere)---
Sunday 10:00PM---878,000 (0.28) 
11-CHOPPED---
Tuesday 9:00PM---875,000 (0.25)
12-FAMILY FOOD SHOWDOWN---
Monday 10:00PM---712,000 (0.19)
13-GIADA ENTERTAINS (Season Finale)---
Sunday 11:30AM---685,000 (0.13) 
14-30 MINUTE MEALS---
Sunday 12:00PM---678,000 (0.14)
15-FAMILY FOOD SHOWDOWN 2---
Monday 11:00PM---518,000 (0.15)
16-30 MINUTE MEALS---
Friday 12:00PM---358,000 (0.07)
17-30 MINUTE MEALS---
Tuesday 12:00PM---297,000 (0.06)
18-30 MINUTE MEALS---
Monday 12:00PM---269,000 (0.04) 
19-30 MINUTE MEALS---
Wednesday 12:00PM---268,000 (0.04) 
20-30 MINUTE MEALS---
Thursday 12:00PM---222,000 (0.05)

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22 hours ago, answerphone said:

I'm glad to see Restaurant Impossible return, although it's predictable Robert Irvine will spit out his food.😯

And smash something with a mallet.  I was actually happy to see it back despite douch-ey Robert.  He looks better this season than the last time I saw him but has sprouted an obviously unavoidable gut thanks to advancing middle age.  Thankfully there was no attempt to Dr. Phil-ize himself and it was VERY good to see Taniya Nayak and Tom Bury again.  Other than that, it's predictable, but perhaps no more so than Gordon Ramsay's "24 Hours to Hell and Back".  At least I don't lose as many brain cells watching it as watching "Worst Cooks". 

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I, for one, thought that the 'Restaurant Impossible' reboot wouldn't be successful, because other makeover shows like 'Bar Rescue' and 'Trading Spaces' ratings are way down their peaks but, not only 'RI's return passed the million viewer mark on a Saturday night, but it improved over the 1.02 million viewers who watched the last episode of 'Restaurant Impossible: Ambush' on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016. We'll see how it evolves.

The premiere of 'Worst Cooks: Celebrity' was up 6% viewers and down 10% demo from last season's premiere (1.29M viewers/0.41 demo on 4/15/2018). Meanwhile, the second episode of Buddy Valastro's 'Bake It Rich' was down 27% in viewers and 29% demo from last week's premiere and down a whopping 54% viewers and 46% demo from its 'Worst Cooks' lead-in. 

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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (April 15-21, 2019) 
Source: Showbuzzdaily

(Rank/Show/Timeslot/# of Viewers/Demo 18-49 rating in parenthesis)

1--WORST COOKS CELEBRITY (Season Premiere)---Sun 9:00PM---1,370,000 (0.37)
2--SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Monday 9:00PM---1,223,000 (0.31)
3--THE KITCHEN---Saturday 11:00AM---1,207,000 (0.21) 
4--PIONEER WOMAN (Season Premiere)---Saturday 10:00AM---1,186,000 (0.20) 
5--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE (Season Premiere)--Sat 9:00PM--1,069,000 (0.25) 
6--30 MINUTE MEALS---Saturday 12:00PM---1,051,000 (0.18) 
7--DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Friday 9:00PM---985,000 (0.27) 
8--DUFF TAKES THE CAKE (Series Premiere)---Monday 10:00PM---910,000 (0.25) 
9--PIONEER WOMAN: BEST CHICKEN DINNERS--Sun 10:30AM--852,000 (0.15)
10-CHOPPED---Tuesday 9:00PM---842,000 (0.24) 
11-BEAT BOBBY FLAY---Thursday 10:00PM---814,000 (0.22) 
12-30 MINUTE MEALS---Sunday 12:00PM---812,000 (0.17) 
13-GIRL MEETS FARM---Sunday 11:00AM---808,000 (0.16) 
14-BAREFOOT CONTESSA (Season Premiere)---Sunday 11:30AM---798,000 (0.14) 
15-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: JUDGES & ATHLETES--Wed 9:00PM--791,000 (0.29)
16-ACE OF CAKES: BEST OF DUFF (Special)---Monday 10:30PM---767,000 (0.23) 
17-BAKE YOU RICH---Sunday 10:00PM---638,000 (0.20) 
18-FAM FOOD SHOWDOWN (New Day-Time)---Thur 8:00PM---484,000 (0.12)
19-30 MINUTE MEALS---Friday 12:00PM---408,000 (0.09) 
20-30 MINUTE MEALS---Wednesday 12:00PM---339,000 (0.05) 
21-30 MINUTE MEALS---Monday 12:00PM---334,000 (0.08) 
22-30 MINUTE MEALS---Tuesday 12:00PM---296,000 (0.04) 
23-30 MINUTE MEALS---Thursday 12:00PM---255,000 (0.06)

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Episode 2 of the 'Restaurant: Impossible' reboot (which has to be the most heavily promoted show on FN's history, along with 'I Hart Food and 'Bite Club') went up a little bit from the premiere and stayed even in demo. FN should be wise to keep the show on Saturday nights, as some Discovery networks, like TLC and OWN, run originals that night of the week, or move it back to its original Wednesday night slot. Even the special that followed the show had more ratings than some of the weeknight primetime shows like 'Chopped', 'GGG' and 'Beat Bobby Flay'.

Finally, after 4 timeslot changes, one of FN's duds of the year, 'Family Food Showdown' ended its run with only 608,000 viewers, losing a third of its '30 Minute Meals' lead. 

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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (April 22-28, 2019)*
Source: Showbuzzdaily

(Rank/Show/Timeslot/# of Viewers/Demo 18-49 rating in parenthesis)

1--WORST COOKS CELEBRITY---Sunday 9PM---1,251,000 (0.36)
2--SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Monday 9PM---1,226,000 (0.30) 
3--PIONEER WOMAN---Saturday 10AM---1,179,000 (0.21) 
4--THE KITCHEN---Saturday 11AM---1,111,000 (0.23)
5--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---Saturday 9PM---1,099,000 (0.25) 
6--GIRL MEETS FARM---Sunday 11AM---1,027,000 (0.21) 
7--BAREFOOT CONTESSA---Sunday 11:30AM---950,000 (0.21)
8--DUFF TAKES THE CAKE---Monday 10PM---941,000 (0.24) 
9--30 MINUTE MEALS---Saturday 12PM---866,000 (0.17)
10-REST. IMPOSSIBLE: EXT. MAKEOVERS (Special)---Sat 10PM---865,000 (0.19)
11-30 MINUTE MEALS---Sunday 12PM---856,000 (0.19)
12-DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Friday 9PM---851,000 (0.24) 
13-CHOPPED---Tuesday 9PM---753,000 (0.24) 
14-ACE OF CAKES: DUFF STUFF 2 (Special)---Mon 10:30PM---740,000 (0.22) 
15-BAKE YOU RICH---Sunday 10PM---707,000 (0.23) 
16-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: ULT GROCERY LIST---Wed 9PM---691,000 (0.25)
17-BEAT BOBBY FLAY---Thursday 10PM---677,000 (0.19)
18-FAM FOOD SHOWDOWN (New Day-Time/Finale)---Sat. 1PM---608,000 (0.10)
19-30 MINUTE MEALS---Monday 12PM---314,000 (0.07) 
20-30 MINUTE MEALS---Friday 12PM---312,000 (0.06)
21-30 MINUTE MEALS---Thursday 12PM---265,000 (0.05)
* Showbuzzdaily only included ratings for only 3 weekday episodes of '30MM'.

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The season finale of 'Spring Baking Championship' ended up with 1.37 million viewers/0.31 demo 18-49, up 3 percent in viewers, but down a huge 23 percent in demo from last season's finale (1.33M/0.40 on April 30th, 2018). Overall, even with a more recognizable host, this season (1.28M/0.34) was down just less than one percent in viewers and 8 percent in demo from last season (1.29M/0.37).

After a second day and time change, Buddy Valastro's 'Bake You Rich' (now on Monday nights after 'Duff Takes the Cake') fared even worst than on Sunday nights, with 484,000 viewers and 0.15 demo last night, -34% in viewers and -21 demo from Duff's lead-in, who's show was down 46% in viewers and 39% demo from the 'SBC's finale lead. In this battle of the bakers, Duff takes the win, although he doesn't have to crow about it, since 'Takes the Cake' has drop a lot from its premiere and couldn't hold a lot out of its lead.

'Restaurant Impossible' continues to go up in viewers week to week although its demo numbers go down. Hopefully, the show won't return until later this summer because the constant promotions on every break are tiring. Finally, in daytime, the '30 Minute Meals' reboot ended with an average 471,000 viewers/0.09 demo (311,000/0.06 for the weekday shows and 874,000/0.17 for the weekend shows). 

FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (April 29-May 5, 2019) 
Source: Showbuzzdaily

(Rank/Show/Timeslot/# of viewers/Demo rating 18-49 in parenthesis)

1--SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Monday 9:00PM---1,262,000 (0.33) 
2--WORST COOKS CELEBRITY---Sunday 9:00PM---1,221,000 (0.32)
3--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---Saturday 9:00PM---1,140,000 (0.23)
4--THE KITCHEN---Saturday 11:00AM---1,089,000 (0.21)
5--PIONEER WOMAN---Saturday 10:00AM---998,000 (0.23) 
6--BAREFOOT CONTESSA---Sunday 11:30AM---915,000 (0.17)
7--GIRL MEETS FARM---Sunday 11:00AM---898,000 (0.17)
8--DUFF TAKES THE CAKE---Monday 10:00PM---753,000 (0.19)
9--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---Thursday 10:00PM---752,000 (0.26) 
10-CHOPPED---Tuesday 9:00PM---743,000 (0.27)
11-BEAT BOBBY FLAY (Special Episode)---Sunday 10:00PM---737,000 (0.21)
12-DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Friday 9:00PM---728,000 (0.20)
13-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: REST. GAMES---Wed 9:00PM---671,000 (0.20) 
14-30 MINUTE MEALS (Finale)---Tuesday 12:00PM---273,000 (0.05)
15-30 MINUTE MEALS---Monday 12:00PM---240,000 (0.05)

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The finale of 'Restaurant Impossible' was the highest of the four episode season; each week the show grew up in viewers and reached its highest demo rating on the last episode. On average, the season was up 19% in viewers, but down 8% in demo from the 'Ambush' season in 2016. Now, instead of the countless 'RI' promos, we have countless 'Best Baker in America' promos.

Meanwhile, 'Spring Baking Championship's season average was basically flat in viewers and down 8% in demo from last season. Although 'Best Baker's premiere this past Monday 5/13 (1.17 million viewers/0.26 demo) was up 28% in viewers and 13% demo from last season's premiere (910,000/0.23 on 5/7/2018), it was down from the average 'SBC' episode's rating. We'll see if, as it happened last season, 'Best Baker' goes way up in viewers week to week.

Finally, don't unterstand why FN brought back one of the biggest ratings disasters of 2018: 'Bite Club'. It didn't matter if it followed 'Chopped' (which also isn't getting the numbers it once had). It went down to less than 500,000 viewers (497,000/0.15) last night. 
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (May 6-12, 2019) 
Source: Showbuzzdaily

(Rank/Show/Timeslot/# of Viewers/Demo 18-49 rating in parenthesis)

1--SPRING BAKING CHAMP. (S. Finale)---Mon 9:00PM---1,366,000 (0.31) 
2--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE (Finale)---Saturday 9:00PM---1,209,000 (0.27) 
3--THE KITCHEN---Saturday 11:00AM---1,180,000 (0.25) 
4--WORST COOKS CELEBRITY---Sunday 9:00PM---1,125,000 (0.32)
5--PIONEER WOMAN---Saturday 10:00AM---1,038,000 (0.23) 
6--BAREFOOT CONTESSA---Sunday 11:30AM---990,000 (0.20) 
7--VALERIE’S HOME COOKING (S. Premiere)---Sunday 11:00AM---978,000 (0.19) 
8--DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Friday 9:00PM---881,000 (0.20) 
9--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---Thursday 10:00PM---812,000 (0.26)
10-DUFF TAKES THE CAKE---Monday 10:00PM---733,000 (0.19)
11-GUY’S GROC. GAMES: DDD CHEFS-MOMS---Wed 9:00PM---710,000 (0.24)
12-CHOPPED---Tuesday 9:00PM---688,000 (0.21)
13-BITE CLUB (Season Premiere)---Tuesday 10:00PM---549,000 (0.17)
14-BAKE YOU RICH (New Day-Time, Finale)---Monday 10:30PM---484,000 (0.15)

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I was pretty surprised to see a new episode of Bite Club myself because I knew the ratings hadn't been good the first time around.  I liked the new one better than the first season's shows but I couldn't figure out what was different about it.  It's not FN's best offering but I'd watch Bite Club twenty times before I watched Restaurant Impossible and Robert Irvine.

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In the first season, there were 4 chefs brought it to start.  One of the was voted off the island (or maybe they drew rocks).  That chef became the second judge, and never cooked. now they just bring in 3 chefs to start and have two judges. The immediate elimination was kind of crappy, so that part is better at least.

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You're right, Maverick.  I had forgotten that.  I knew something had changed for the better but I couldn't think what.

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