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The finale of 'Worst Cooks' (1.08 million viewers/0.29 demo) was down 18% in viewers but unchanged in demo from last year's (1.31m/0.29 on 9/23/2018). On average, it was up 2% in viewers and down 4% demo from last year's. Out of the year's 3 season's of 'Worst Cooks', it was the least watched, beating the celebrity edition but by not much.

Three were 3 finales this past week: 'Supermarket Stakeout' barely averaged 700,000 viewers for its 6-episode season, thanks to the second episode (819,000 viewers). None of the remaining five reached 700,000. 'Family Restaurant Rivals' had a season average of 562,000 viewers/0.13 demo while 'Good Eats: The Return's averaged 602,000 viewers/0.18 demo for its run. 'Carnivorous', another FN dud averaged 604,000 viewers. It seems unlikely for FN to bring back 'Good Eats' with these low numbers, while 'Stakeout' is likely to come back, given that the network has invested a lot on Alex Guarnischelli, putting her on every show, like being named substitute host of ‘The Kitchen’.
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (September 16-22, 2019)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1--WORST COOKS IN AMERICA (Season Finale)---Sun 9:00PM---1,076,000 (0.29)
2--PIONEER WOMAN---Sat 10:00AM---1,060,000 (0.21)
3--THE KITCHEN---Sat 11:00AM---1,047,000 (0.22)
4--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP (Season Finale)---Mon 9:00PM---982,000 (0.24)
5--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---Thur 10:00PM---929,000 (0.25)
6--GIRL MEETS FARM---Sun 11:00AM---804,000 (0.16)
7--DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Fri 9:00PM---772,000 (0.22)
8--CHOPPED---Tue 9:00PM---757,000 (0.25)
9--GUY'S GROCERY GAMES: CAL FIREFIGHTERS---Wed 9:00PM---675,000 (0.22)
10-THE FLAY LIST---Thur 10:30PM----672,000 (0.16)
11-KIDS BAKING CHAMP: EXT. ICING 2 (S. Finale)--Mon 8:00PM--661,000 (0.18)
12-SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT (Finale)---Tue 10:00PM---659,000 (0.21)
13-FAMILY RESTAURANT RIVALS (Finale)---Sat 2:00PM---560,000 (0.13)
14-GOOD EATS: THE RETURN---Sun 10:00PM---506,000 (0.17)
15-KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---Mon 7:00PM---502,000 (0.14)
16-GOOD EATS: THE RETURN (Finale)---Sun 10:30PM---474,000 (0.14)

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Food Network and Cooking Channel Celebrate Thanksgiving with a Bounty of Holiday-Themed Programming, Recipes, Live Classes and More
The season kicks off on Sunday, November 3 with "Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge."

FOOD NETWORK AND COOKING CHANNEL CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING WITH A BOUNTY OF HOLIDAY-THEMED PROGRAMMING, RECIPES, LIVE CLASSES AND MORE

Turkey Day is the Star All Month Long With 40% More Content Than Last Year

First-Ever Fully Interactive Thanksgiving Event with Guy Fieri to Stream Live on Food Network Kitchen App

NEW YORK - September 30, 2019 - Food Network and Cooking Channel are preparing for food's biggest holiday with a full slate of Thanksgiving-themed programming, including a live on-air event and first-ever, interactive Thanksgiving streaming event on the NEW Food Network Kitchen app, marking a 40% increase in Thanksgiving content compared to 2018. The November primetime lineup on Food Network includes: 'Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge', a four-episode competition hosted by Giada De Laurentiis premiering Sunday, November 3rd at 9pm ET/PT; 'Worst Cooks in America: Thanksgiving Redemption' with Anne Burrell and Scott Conant on Sunday, November 10th at 10pm ET/PT; brand-new special 'Thanksgiving Pie Fight' hosted by Sunny Anderson on Thursday, November 14th at 9pm ET/PT; a turkey-focused Good Eats one-hour special with Alton Brown on Sunday, November 17th at 8pm ET/PT and 'Macy's Thanksgiving Cake Spectacular' with Maureen McCormick on Sunday, November 17th at 10pm ET/PT. On Friday, November 22nd at 9pm ET/6pm PT, Guy Fieri will host the first-ever, fully interactive LIVE Thanksgiving streaming event, Guy's Thanksgiving Hotline, on the Food Network Kitchen app, sharing recipes, tips and guidance for the biggest holiday of the year, and giving fans the chance to have their questions answered in real-time. In daytime, Food Network goes live on air on Saturday, November 23rd at 11am ET with special two-hour interactive event 'The Kitchen: Thanksgiving Live' with 'The Kitchen' co-hosts Sunny Anderson, Alex Guarnaschelli, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro and Geoffrey Zakarian, joined by Alton Brown. Immediately following The Kitchen: Thanksgiving Live, fans can join the hosts on the Food Network Kitchen app as they each go live sharing more great ideas on how to make this year's Thanksgiving the best it can be. On Cooking Channel, host Carla Hall discovers outrageous Turkey Day treats in primetime special 'Thanksgiving Grubdown' on Monday, November 11th at 9pm ET/6PT.

"Food Network and Cooking Channel have Thanksgiving covered from every angle and this year we have packed the schedule, adding dynamic live and interactive content to really give viewers the experience, access and information they crave," said Courtney White, President, Food Network and Cooking Channel. "From expert Thanksgiving feast recipes and family entertaining tips to edge-of-your-seat holiday themed competitions, spectacles, and live stunts, our programming and platforms are the ultimate destination leading up to the big day."

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ULTIMATE THANKSGIVING CHALLENGE (Sunday, November 3rd at 9pm ET/PT)

Six chefs face off to create the ultimate Thanksgiving dishes. Host Giada De Laurentiis puts the creative competitors to the test, challenging them to prepare the most delicious and innovative turkeys, side dishes and desserts to ever hit a dining table. Judges Alex Guarnaschelli, Carla Hall and Christian Petroni choose the $25,000 winner in the finale on Sunday, November 24th at 9pm ET/PT. 

WORST COOKS IN AMERICA: THANKSGIVING REDEMPTION (Nov, 10th at 10pm ET/PT) 

Four beloved former Worst Cooks recruits return to boot camp in Worst Cooks in America: Thanksgiving Redemption. Chefs Anne Burrell and Scott Conant teach the much-improved recruits how to make a Thanksgiving meal to impress judges Jonathan Waxman, Esther Choi and Cliff Crooks - and only the winning team wins kitchen appliances worth $10,000. Follow #WorstCooks on social media for more of the very best of the worst.

THANKSGIVING PIE FIGHT (Thursday, November 14th at 10pm ET/PT)

Four top pie bakers compete to create the most outrageously visual and edible pies on this brand-new special. Hosted by Sunny Anderson, the bakers must utilize height-defying techniques, intricate designs, dyed doughs and more to blow away judges Nacho Aguirre, Jessica Clark-Bojin and Scott Conant. With a $10,000 prize at stake, the self-taught and professional bakers will stop at nothing to make the most elaborate pies. Follow the fight on social media using #ThanksgivingPieFight.

GOOD EATS: THANKSGIVING (Sunday, November 17th at 8pm ET/PT)

Alton Brown talks turkey in a one-hour show dedicated to the bird. Turkey may be the most versatile of the "New World" critters, but for some crazy reason we only roast it for the holidays, so Alton puts an end to that with three turkey recipes that should be made year-round. Follow #GoodEatsTheReturn to get Alton's turkey tips and more.

MACY'S THANKSGIVING CAKE SPECTACULAR (Sunday, November 17th at 10pm ET/PT)

Hosted by Maureen McCormick, four of the country's best bakers come together to design sweet masterpieces that pay tribute to the beloved Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons and floats. Only the most successful cake artist will take home the grand prize of $10,000 and have their work featured in Macy's flagship New York City store, plus receive tickets to the parade. Judges are Buddy Valastro, Susan Tercero and last season's winner Timbo Sullivan. Join the conversation anytime using #ThanksgivingCakeSpectacular.

GUY'S THANKSGIVING HOTLINE (Friday, November 22nd at 9pm ET/6pm PT)

Guy Fieri will host the first-ever, fully interactive live Thanksgiving streaming event, Guy's Thanksgiving Hotline, on the Food Network Kitchen app, sharing recipes, tips and guidance for the biggest holiday of the year, and giving fans the chance to have their questions answered in real-time.

THE KITCHEN: THANKSGIVING LIVE (Saturday, November 23rd at 11am ET)

In daytime, the special event The Kitchen: Thanksgiving Live helps viewers successfully pull off the biggest culinary holiday of the year with interactive tips and recipes from Food Network stars themselves. In the two-hour live show, The Kitchen co-hosts Sunny Anderson, Alex Guarnaschelli, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro and Geoffrey Zakarian are joined by Alton Brown to offer their own takes on classic Thanksgiving dishes to make an amazing holiday feast. Immediately following The Kitchen: Thanksgiving Live, the hosts will each go live on the Food Network Kitchen app giving viewers even more Thanksgiving 911 to help make their holidays the best they can be. Follow #TheKitchen #ThanksgivingLive for all the culinary action.

Thanksgiving-themed premiere episodes of fan-favorite series, including 'Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro', 'Beat Bobby Flay', 'Chopped', 'Chopped Junior', 'Girl Meets Farm', 'Guy's Grocery Games', 'Guy's Ranch Kitchen', 'The Pioneer Woman', 'Trisha's Southern Kitchen', 'Triple D Nation' and 'Valerie's Home Cooking', will also air in November.

COOKING CHANNEL

THANKSGIVING GRUBDOWN (Monday, November 11th at 9pm ET/6pm PT)

Host Carla Hall discovers outrageous Turkey Day treats on this primetime special. She gobbles 'til she wobbles on pumpkin pancakes piled high with a slice of cheesecake, reimagines Thanksgiving dinner as a giant sandwich and devours a 23-pound cake made with layers of holiday pies. Follow along on social using #ThanksgivingGrubdown.

For even more inspiration, fans will be able to use the Food Network Kitchen app to access 25 LIVE cooking classes each week, over 800 on-demand cooking classes, 3,000 instructional videos, 80,000 recipes, and more. Plus, beginning November 9th viewers can stream all-new episodes of '30 Minute Meals' with Rachael Ray on Food Network Kitchen.

On digital and social, Food Network's Countdown to Thanksgiving begins November 1st with brand-new content every day across platforms. Fans will get the best-of-the-best recipes and tips, expert demos, product recommendations, interactive Q&As throughout the month, plus the chance to win BIG with social giveaways. Fans will also have an exciting opportunity to have a direct line to experts in Food Network Kitchen to solve their biggest Turkey Day conundrums to make sure their feast is a success. Join the countdown on social media using #CountdowntoThanksgiving.

Visit Cooking Channel's one-stop guide to Thanksgiving online, featuring everything needed to host the perfect holiday feast. From easy entertaining timesavers and a cornucopia of side dishes to the all-important turkey and something sweet for dessert, Cooking Channel has recipes, how-to videos and step-by-step tutorials to set users up for delicious success.

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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS
3RD QUARTER (JULY 1-SEPT 30, 2019)

--Top new show in the quarter ‘BBQ Brawl: Flay vs Symon’ didn’t reach a million viewers on average; the other new shows were well behind, being ‘Good Eats: The Return’ the biggest disappointment, while the family game show concept fails for the second time with ‘Family Restaurant Rivals’.

--All weeknight prime time shows but ‘Guy’s Grocery Games’ were down a lot in viewers in demos, while ‘Restaurant Impossible’, ‘Revisited’ and ‘The Great Food Truck Race’ move to Sunday nights were the brightest spots. 'Kids Baking Championship' and 'Worst Bakers in America' experienced the biggest drops, the latter with a loss of 51% in viewers and 69% in demo from its first season in 2016.

--In daytime, 'The Kitchen’ regained the top spot in viewers (it is tops in demos) from ‘Pioneer Woman', which lost almost 4 million total viewers for the quarter, while ‘The Kitchen’ went up slightly’. Other daytime shows have decent numbers but so-so demos.

3Q 2019 FN RATINGS REG. SHOWS TOTAL VIEWERS (July 1-Sept. 30, 2019) 
(In Millions of Viewers – Only Originals) 
1---THE KITCHEN---14.11
2---PIONEER WOMAN---11.76
3---BEAT BOBBY FLAY---11.03
4---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---11.02
5---GUY’S GROCERY GAMES---10.89
6---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---9.70
7---CHOPPED---9.23
8---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---7.99
9---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE: REVISITED---7.35
10-KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---6.96
11-TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---6.31
12-GOOD EATS: THE RETURN---6.02
13-CARNIVOROUS---4.84
14-DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---4.71
15-THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE---4.48
16-VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---4.37
17-SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT---4.25
18-CHOPPED JUNIOR---4.03
19-THE FLAY LIST---3.89
20-BBQ BRAWL: FLAY VS SYMON---3.79
21-KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---3.70
22-GIRL MEETS FARM---3.38
23-CUPCAKE CHAMPIONSHIP---3.23
24-FAMILY RESTAURANT RIVALS---2.81
25-WORST BAKERS IN AMERICA---2.58
26-GIADA IN ITALY---2.41
27-KITCHEN TAKEOVER---2.37
28-GOOD EATS: RELOADED---1.77
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3Q 2019 FN RATINGS REG. SHOWS AVG. VIEWERS (July 1-Sept. 30, 2019) 
1---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---1,212,000
2---THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE---1,121,000
3---THE KITCHEN---1.085,000
4---PIONEER WOMAN---1,069,000
5---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---999,000
6---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---995,000
7---BBQ BRAWL: FLAY VS SYMON---948,000
8---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE: REVISITED---918,000
9---TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---901,000
10-VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---873,000
11-DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---848,000
12-GIRL MEETS FARM---844,000
13-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES---838,000
14-CHOPPED JUNIOR---805,000
15-GIADA IN ITALY---805,000
16-BEAT BOBBY FLAY---788,000
17-DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---785,000
18-CHOPPED---769,000
19-SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT---708,000
20-THE FLAY LIST---648,000
21-CUPCAKE CHAMPIONSHIP---646,000
22-KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---617,000
23-CARNIVOROUS---605,000
24-GOOD EATS: THE RETURN---602,000
25-KITCHEN TAKEOVER---592,000
26-FAMILY RESTAURANT RIVALS---562,000
27-WORST BAKERS IN AMERICA---515,000
28-GOOD EATS RELOADED---441,000
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3Q 2019 FN RATINGS REG. SHOWS DEMO 18-49 (July 1-Sept. 30, 2019) 
1---THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE---0.31
2---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---0.30
3---GUY’S GROCERY GAMES---0.27
4---CHOPPED---0.23
5---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---0.22
6---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---0.22
7---SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT---0.22
8---BBQ BRAWL: FLAY VS SYMON---0.22
9---BEAT BOBBY FLAY---0.22
10--CHOPPED JUNIOR---0.21
11--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---0.21
12--THE KITCHEN---0.20
13--PIONEER WOMAN---0.20
14--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE: REVISITED---0.20
15--GOOD EATS: THE RETURN---0.18
16--THE FLAY LIST---0.18
17--GIADA IN ITALY---0.17
18--VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---0.17
19--GIRL MEETS FARM---0.17
20--TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---0.16
21--GOOD EATS RELOADED---0.16
22--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---0.16
23--KITCHEN TAKEOVER---0.15
24--CUPCAKE CHAMPIONSHIP---0.15
25--DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---0.14
26--CARNIVOROUS---0.13
27--FAMILY RESTAURANT RIVALS---0.13
28--WORST BAKERS IN AMERICA---0.10
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3Q 2019 FN RATINGS REG. SHOWS DEMO 25-54 (July 1-Sept. 30, 2019) 
1---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---0.41
2---THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE---0.40
3---GUY’S GROCERY GAMES---0.33
4---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---0.31
5---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---0.31
6---BBQ BRAWL: FLAY VS SYMON---0.30
7---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---0.30
8---THE KITCHEN---0.29
9---CHOPPED---0.29
10--SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT---0.28
11--PIONEER WOMAN---0.28
12--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---0.28
13--GIRL MEETS FARM---0.28
14--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE: REVISITED---0.28
15--CHOPPED JUNIOR---0.27
16--DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---0.26
17--VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---0.26
18--GIADA IN ITALY---0.25
19--GOOD EATS: THE RETURN---0.25
20--CARNIVOROUS---0.24
21--TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---0.23
22--THE FLAY LIST---0.23
23--CUPCAKE CHAMPIONSHIP---0.23
24--GOOD EATS RELOADED---0.21
25--KITCHEN TAKEOVER---0.21
26--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---0.20
27--FAMILY RESTAURANT RIVALS---0.19
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3Q 2019 VS 3Q 2018 FN REG. SHOWS (VIEWERS & DEMO 18-49)
1---THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE---up 7% viewers, up 4% demo
2---GUY’S GROCERY GAMES---up 5% viewers, up 8% demo
3---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---up 2% viewers, down 4% demo 
4---THE KITCHEN---up 1% viewers, even on demo
5---GIRL MEETS FARM---up 1% viewers, down 4% demo
6---PIONEER WOMAN---down 2% viewers, even on demo
7---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---down 8% viewers and demo
8---BEAT BOBBY FLAY---down 9% viewers, down 15% demo
9---TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---down 10% viewers, down 16% demo
10--CHOPPED---down 15% viewers and demo 
11--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---down 16% viewers, down 27% demo
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3Q 2019 FN RATINGS SPECIALS AND PILOTS (July 1-Sept. 30, 2019)
(Viewers and demo 18-49 in parenthesis) 
1---ROAD TO HALLOWEEN WARS (September 29th)---1,110,000 (0.28)   
2---OUTRAGEOUS PUMPKINS (September 29th)---974,000 (0.29)  
3---KIDS BAKING CHAMP: TRICKS & TREATS (Sept. 26th)---965,000 (0.21)  
4---HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMP: CHRISTMAS JULY (Jul 8th)--926,000 (0.21)
5---WORLD CAKE CHAMPIONSHIP (July 1st)---753,000 (0.15) 
6---BBQ BEATDOWN (September 1st)---705,000 (0.14) 
7---OPENING NIGHT (September 1 & 8)---381,000 (0.08)

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This past Monday's second episode of 'Halloween Baking Championship' (998,000 viewers/0.29 demo) was down 15 percent in viewers and 25% demo from its premiere. Meanwhile, last Sunday's premiere of 'Halloween Wars' was down 29% in viewers and a whopping 40% demo from its prior season (1.98 million viewers/0.66 demo on Sept. 30, 2018). The 'Road To Halloween Wars' special was also down: 30% in viewers and 41% in demo from last year.

'The Flay List' ended its six episode run with an average of 648,000 viewers/0.18 demo.
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (September 23-29, 2019)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1--HALLOWEEN WARS (Season Premiere)---Sunday 9:00PM---1,398,000 (0.39)
2--HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMP (S. Premiere)---Mon 9:00PM---1,171,000 (0.39)
3--THE KITCHEN---Saturday 11:00AM---1,122,000 (0.24)
4--ROAD TO HALLOWEEN WARS (Special)---Sunday 8:00PM---1,110,000 (0.28)
5--PIONEER WOMAN---Saturday 10:00AM---1,100,000 (0.22)
6--TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN (S. Premiere)--Sat 12:00PM--1,046,000 (0.20)
7--OUTRAGEOUS PUMPKINS (Special)---Sunday 10:00PM---974,000 (0.29)
8--KIDS BAKING CHAMP: TRICKS & TREATS (Special)-Thur 9:00PM-965,000 (0.21)
9--GIRL MEETS FARM---Sunday 11:00AM---928,000 (0.22)
10-GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN (Season Premiere)---921,000 (0.24)
11-HALLOWEEN CAKE-OFF (Series Premiere)---Monday 10:00PM---832,000 (0.24)
12-BEAT BOBBY FLAY---Thursday 10:00PM---755,000 (0.22)
13-DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Friday 9:00PM---754,000 (0.20)
14-BEAT BOBBY FLAY (Special Episode)---Thursday 10:30PM---748,000 (0.20)
15-GUY’S GROC. GAMES: GHOSTS OF GGG’S PAST--Wed 9:00PM--694,000 (0.23)
16-THE FLAY LIST (New Time – Finale)---Thursday 11:00PM---567,000 (0.17)

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Food Network And Girl Scouts Of America Team Up For A Primetime Series GIRL SCOUT COOKIE CHAMPIONSHIP

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Hosted by Alyson Hannigan,  the series challenges professional bakers to transform their favorite Girl Scout Cookies® into decadent and delicious dessert creations.  Judges Nacho Aguirre and Katie Lee are joined each episode by a rotating third judge, including confirmed panelist Carla Hall.  The series is slated to premiere Q1 2020 during Girl Scout Cookie season.

I don't see why FN is pushing Katie Lee as a personality ... because she doesn't have one.

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1 hour ago, RealityCheck said:

Hosted by Alyson Hannigan,

When did Willow become a food show host?

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On 10/3/2019 at 7:16 PM, ny1221 said:

This past Monday's second episode of 'Halloween Baking Championship' (998,000 viewers/0.29 demo) was down 15 percent in viewers and 25% demo from its premiere. Meanwhile, last Sunday's premiere of 'Halloween Wars' was down 29% in viewers and a whopping 40% demo from its prior season (1.98 million viewers/0.66 demo on Sept. 30, 2018). The 'Road To Halloween Wars' special was also down: 30% in viewers and 41% in demo from last year.

'The Flay List' ended its six episode run with an average of 648,000 viewers/0.18 demo.
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (September 23-29, 2019)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1--HALLOWEEN WARS (Season Premiere)---Sunday 9:00PM---1,398,000 (0.39)
2--HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMP (S. Premiere)---Mon 9:00PM---1,171,000 (0.39)
3--THE KITCHEN---Saturday 11:00AM---1,122,000 (0.24)
4--ROAD TO HALLOWEEN WARS (Special)---Sunday 8:00PM---1,110,000 (0.28)
5--PIONEER WOMAN---Saturday 10:00AM---1,100,000 (0.22)
6--TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN (S. Premiere)--Sat 12:00PM--1,046,000 (0.20)
7--OUTRAGEOUS PUMPKINS (Special)---Sunday 10:00PM---974,000 (0.29)
8--KIDS BAKING CHAMP: TRICKS & TREATS (Special)-Thur 9:00PM-965,000 (0.21)
9--GIRL MEETS FARM---Sunday 11:00AM---928,000 (0.22)
10-GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN (Season Premiere)---921,000 (0.24)
11-HALLOWEEN CAKE-OFF (Series Premiere)---Monday 10:00PM---832,000 (0.24)
12-BEAT BOBBY FLAY---Thursday 10:00PM---755,000 (0.22)
13-DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Friday 9:00PM---754,000 (0.20)
14-BEAT BOBBY FLAY (Special Episode)---Thursday 10:30PM---748,000 (0.20)
15-GUY’S GROC. GAMES: GHOSTS OF GGG’S PAST--Wed 9:00PM--694,000 (0.23)
16-THE FLAY LIST (New Time – Finale)---Thursday 11:00PM---567,000 (0.17)

The poor performance of the Halloween shows shocks me. I wonder why viewership is down? I’ll watch any holiday show even if it’s the suckiest thing ever. I’ll admit that the first few seasons of HW and HBC were better than in recent years, but still...Halloween!

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On 10/5/2019 at 6:19 PM, Spunkygal said:

The poor performance of the Halloween shows shocks me. I wonder why viewership is down? I’ll watch any holiday show even if it’s the suckiest thing ever. I’ll admit that the first few seasons of HW and HBC were better than in recent years, but still...Halloween!

My guess:  Cord cutting and overkill.

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I'm just about cooking competitioned (not a real word I know) out. I still DVR some of them but find myself using them as background noise more then paying full attention. The holiday and seasonal ones kinda start to blur together after awhile.

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As ratings for the last quarter of the year started, for the 2nd week in a row, 'Halloween Wars' had considerable ratings losses compared to last season. So far, 'Wars' is down 20% in viewers and 30% in demo from 2018. 'Haunted Gingerbread Showdown's premiere was down 6% in viewers and 16% demo from last year with Sandra Lee as host. 'Halloween Baking Championship' is down just 1% in viewers but 12% in demo from last season. 'Halloween Cake-Off' is averaging 813,000 viewers and 0.23 demo, typical numbers for Duff Goldman's solo shows: not huge numbers but not disappointing by any means. This seasonal game shows tend to increase in ratings as they come to a close but, at the moment, audiences aren't as glued to the TV as they were last year.
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (Sept 30-October 6, 2019)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1--THE KITCHEN---Saturday 11:00AM---1,227,000 (0.19)
2--HALLOWEEN WARS---Sunday 9:00PM---1,090,000 (0.30)
3--GIRL MEETS FARM---Sunday 11:00AM---1,051,000 (0.24)
4--PIONEER WOMAN---Saturday 10:00AM---1,033,000 (0.14)
5--HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Monday 9:00PM---998,000 (0.29)
6--TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---Saturday 12:00PM---946,000 (0.12)
7--HAUNT. GINGERBREAD SHOWD. (S. Premiere)--Sun 10PM--943,000 (0.26)
8--CHOPPED SWEETS SHOWDOWN (Premiere)--Tuesday 9:00PM--880,000 (0.24)
9--GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---Saturday 12:30PM---805,000 (0.13)
10-DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Friday 9:00PM---799,000 (0.22)
11-HALLOWEEN CAKE-OFF---Monday 10:00PM---776,000 (0.21)
12-HBC: EXT. SPOOKY (Season Premiere)--Mon 8PM--717,000 (0.21)
13-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: REMATCH MANIA---Wed 9:00PM---681,000 (0.24)
14-BEAT BOBBY FLAY---Thursday 10:00PM---653,000 (0.16)

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No Food Network despite you playing the same commercial every break declaring otherwise, it is not "that time of year".   So please shove your jingle bells in your pumpkin until at least November. 

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Guide To Food Network's Christmas, Hanukkah, And New Years Shows
 

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HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP hosted by Jesse Palmer premieres Monday, November 4th at 9PM ET/PT with judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, and Lorraine Pascale.

HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: SWEET REVENGE airs November 4th at 10PM where runners up from past seasons get a second chance to prove their holiday baking abilities.

A new season of CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE with host Eddie Jackson and lead judge Ree Drummond premieres November 4th at 11PM ET/PT.

Tyler Florence hosts The GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE: HOLIDAY HUSTLE premieres Wednesday, November 27th at 10PM ET/PT.

Casey Webb hosts a new series SANTA’S BAKING BLIZZARD where ice sculptors and cake masters are challenged to defy the laws of ice and cake and bring the holidays alive, premiering on Thursday, November 28th at 9PM ET/PT.

HOLIDAY WARS returns with host Jonathan Bennett on Sunday, December 1st at 9pm ET/PT.

HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN with host Paige Davis at premieres Sunday, December 1st at 10PM ET/PT.

KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: NORTH POLE EDITION premieres on Sunday, December 8th at 8PM ET/PT as Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli challenge four beloved kid bakers from previous seasons.

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With two episodes left out of this season of 'Halloween Wars', it's running 16 percent down in viewers and 29% in demo, while 'Haunted Gingerbread Showdown' is down 5 and 16%. 'Halloween Baking Championship' is doing the best of the three returning seasonal game shows, actually going up a percent in viewers and 4% down in demo from last season. 'Halloween Cake-Off' is doing way better than many prime shows, averaging so far 793,000 viewers/0.23 demo.
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (October 7-13, 2019)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1--HALLOWEEN WARS---Sunday 9:00PM---1,263,000 (0.34)
2--HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Monday 9:00PM---1,204,000 (0.35)
3--THE KITCHEN---Saturday 11:00AM---1,112,000 (0.21)
4--HAUNTED GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN---Sunday 10:00PM---948,000 (0.26)
5--GIRL MEETS FARM---Sunday 11:00AM---883,000 (0.18)
6--TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---Saturday 12:00PM---849,000 (0.16)
7--DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Friday 9:00PM---842,000 (0.25)
8--HALLOWEEN CAKE-OFF---Monday 10:00PM---832,000 (0.25)
9--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: FAST FOOD FACE-OFF--Wed 9:00PM--821,000 (0.27)
10-CHOPPED SWEETS SHOWDOWN---Tuesday 9:00PM---698,000 (0.18)
11-HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMP: EXTRA SPOOKY--Mon 8:00PM--680,000 (0.19)
12-GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---Saturday 12:30PM---653,000 (0.13)
13-BEAT BOBBY FLAY---Thursday 10:00PM---563,000 (0.11)

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On 10/16/2019 at 5:07 PM, RealityCheck said:

HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN with host Paige Davis at premieres Sunday, December 1st at 10PM ET/PT.

Oh no!  Paige from Trading Spaces?  Miss too loud and too perky and can't keep her hands off people?  Shudder.  She makes Jonathan Bennett look calm.

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Guy Fieri To Host A New Competitive Cooking Competition TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
 

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The five-episode series will feature 16 talented chefs going head-to-head as Guy puts their cooking skills to the test in a series of challenges using ingredients and special cooking tools and equipment all while racing against the clock.

Fans can nominate their favorite chefs as potential challengers and influence the bracket lineups using #TournamentOfChampions across social platforms.  Fans will also have the chance to influence the bracket lineups once the final competitors are announced by voting on social for which chef they think should be ranked number one.

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On 10/9/2019 at 2:19 PM, bad things are bad said:

Gotta admit that Kitchen Thanksgiving Live sounds fun...I wish they'd bring in Ina (never forget LBH dissing her)

Who is LBH?

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Going into its finale this weekend, 'Halloween Wars' had its lowest rated episode ever this past Sunday: less than a million viewers tuned in. 'Wars' has double digits losses in viewers and demo from last season, as is 'Haunted Gingerbread Showdown'. Meanwhile, 'Halloween Baking Championship' is up a little bit in viewers and its even in demo from last season. 'Halloween Cake-Off' is averaging 802,000 viewers/0.25 demo.
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (October 14-20, 2019)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1--THE KITCHEN---Saturday 11:00AM---1,163,000 (0.21)
2--PIONEER WOMAN---Saturday 10:00AM---1,150,000 (0.18)
3--HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Monday 9:00PM---1,123,000 (0.33)
4--HALLOWEEN WARS---Sunday 9:00PM---978,000 (0.25)
5--TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---Saturday 12:00PM---827,000 (0.12)
6--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: SPICY GAMES---Wednesday 9:00PM---818,000 (0.32)
7--GIRL MEETS FARM---Sunday 11:00AM---812,000 (0.18)
8--HAUNTED GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN---Sunday 10:00PM---772,000 (0.18)
9--HALLOWEEN CAKE-OFF---Monday 10:00PM---730,000 (0.23)
10-GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---Saturday 12:30PM---706,000 (0.11)
11-DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Friday 9:00PM---686,000 (0.19)
12-CHOPPED SWEETS SHOWDOWN---Tuesday 9:00PM---666,000 (0.19)
13-BEAT BOBBY FLAY---Thursday 10:00PM---536,000 (0.15)

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Sunday’s ‘Halloween Wars’ finale (1.25 million viewers/0.34 demo) lost 20 percent of viewers and a third of demo from last year’s finale (1.56M/0.51--10/28/2018). Season 9 lost 19% in viewers and a third in demo from S8. ‘Wars’ average was stable from seasons 6-8 but, in 2019 it went down a lot: beaten in demo by ‘Halloween Baking Championship’ and it didn’t take the top spot in the weekly ratings 3 out of 5 times to ‘The Kitchen’.

'HALLOWEEN WARS' RATINGS AVERAGE BY SEASON:  (Sources: FutonCritic & Showbuzzdaily)
S1 (10/2-10/23, 2011): 2.17 million viewers, 0.88 demo
S2 (10/7-10/28, 2012): 1.78M/0.68
S3 (10/6-10/27, 2013): 1.86M/0.63
S4 (10/5-10/26, 2014): 1.57M/0.57
S5 (10/4-10/25, 2015): 1.69M/0.57
S6 (10/2-10/30, 2016): 1.43M/0.48
S7 (10/1-10/29, 2017): 1.44M/0.47
S8 (10/1-10/29, 2018): 1.48M/0.48
S9 (9/29-10/27, 2019): 1.20M/0.32

In other seasonal finale news, ‘Haunted Gingerbread Showdown’s finale (883,000/0.23) lost 16% in viewers and a huge 36% in demo from S1 (1.05M/0.36 on 10/28/2018) with Sandra Lee as host. For the season, ‘HGS’ was down 11% in viewers and 26% demo. Monday 10/28’s ‘Halloween Baking Championship’s finale (1.24M/0.33) went down 21% in viewers and 25% in demo from 2018 (1.57M/0.44 on 10/29/2018). ‘HBC’ lost the least amount of viewers out of all the Halloween game shows (7%) but was down 22% in demo. ‘Halloween Cake-Off’ averaged 802,000/0.25 and the latest 'Chopped' stunt ('Sweets Showdown') averaged 761,000/0.21 so, pretty much FN’s Halloween programming was pretty disappointing in ratings. Let’s see how they do with their holiday shows.

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

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

1---THE KITCHEN---Saturday 11:00AM---1,293,000 (0.25)
2---HALLOWWEN WARS (Season Finale)---Sunday 9:00PM---1,249,000 (0.34)
3---HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Monday 9:00PM---1,193,000 (0.37)
4---PIONEER WOMAN---Saturday 10:00AM---1,066,000 (0.19)
5---TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---Saturday 12:00PM---1,002,000 (0.21)
6---GIRL MEETS FARM---Sunday 11:00AM---883,000 (0.16)
7---HAUNT GINGERBREAD SHOWDWN (S. Finale)--Sun 10:00PM--881,000 (0.23)
8-TRISHA’S HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR (Spec.)--Sun 11:30AM--846,000 (0.14)
9---HALLOWEEN CAKE-OFF (Finale)---Monday 10:00PM---842,000 (0.25)
10--BAREFOOT CONTESSA (Season Premiere)---Sun 12:00PM---841,000 (0.13)
11--GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---Saturday 12:30PM---818,000 (0.18)
12--CHOPPED SWEETS SHOWDOWN---Tuesday 9:00PM---749,000 (0.21)
13--DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Friday 9:00PM---669,000 (0.19)
14--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: 12 ING. ALL DAY---Wed 9:00PM---647,000 (0.22)

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When Guy Fieri won the first TNFNS a hundred years ago, I was not pleased. I still think he was a ringer. And obnoxious. And a sad excuse for a "chef" with his repertoire of mostly fried foods covered with gloppy sweet sauces. Then I loathed Diners, Drive Ins and Dives for years. I still think that it was a bad turning point for FN.

Last night when I channel-surfed to FN, I was all Yay! Guy's Grocery Games!  A welcome relief from the endless Halloween Wars, Halloween Cake-Off, Halloween Baking  Championship, ad nauseum.

Damn you FN for making me happy to see Guy Fieri! *shakes fist*

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2 hours ago, Ashforth said:

When Guy Fieri won the first TNFNS

Guy was not the first winner. The first winners were The Hearty Boys, Dan and Steve. Guy won the second season.

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8 hours ago, chessiegal said:

Guy was not the first winner. The first winners were The Hearty Boys, Dan and Steve. Guy won the second season.

Thank you for that info! I had no memory of them whatsoever! Maybe that's why FN planted Guy for the second season. They had a plan to change the direction of the network with him, in my opinion.

To be fair to Guy, one of the reasons I was so turned off by his win was the awful way Bobby Flay treated the other finalist (Reggie?). As I recall (and my memory is obviously faulty) Flay pretty much ignored him while fawning over Guy.

In any event, over the years Guy has grown on me. Never thought it would happen.

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11 hours ago, Ashforth said:

To be fair to Guy, one of the reasons I was so turned off by his win was the awful way Bobby Flay treated the other finalist (Reggie?). As I recall (and my memory is obviously faulty) Flay pretty much ignored him while fawning over Guy.

Most of the early FNS finales were a shitshow.  I could have sworn that Guy beat a blonde lady with huge teeth and when they announced the winner she turned around and started sobbing while everyone ignored her.  Maybe it was a different season.  Anyway, I stopped watching after that one.

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2 hours ago, BigBingerBro said:

I could have sworn that Guy beat a blonde lady with huge teeth and when they announced the winner she turned around and started sobbing while everyone ignored her.

That was Season 3 when Amy Finley won - wasn't Guy. And when the viewers supposedly voted for the winner. The blonde woman's family was doing everything they could to make sure she won.

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 I've wanted them to bring this show back for years, but putting aside Ian Ziering as host (WTF?) the fact that they'll be competing in two rounds makes it sound more like Cake Wars with the FNC name slapped on it.   

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Huh.  That sounds like a completely new show with the same name.  I wonder who the judges will be.   I've never heard of Ian Ziering.  It sounds like it could be interesting if they don't hoke it up with twists and other nonsense.

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4 hours ago, mlp said:

 I've never heard of Ian Ziering. 

 See:  Sharknado.   Or, for GenXers, Beverly Hills 90210.    

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2 hours ago, Maverick said:

See:  Sharknado.   Or, for GenXers, Beverly Hills 90210.    

Thanks.  I looked him up.  I would have been more apt to know him if he'd ever been on Lawrence Welk.  LOL

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All holiday game show season premieres picked up where the Halloween shows left: down in viewers and demo, in some cases way down. ‘Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge’ (913,000 viewers/0.22 demo) was down 23% in viewers and a big 43% from last year's debut (1.19M/0.39 on 11/4/2018). Monday, 11/4’s premiere of ‘Holiday Baking Championship’ (1.16M/0.28) lost the least in viewers at 12% but dropped 30% in demo from 2018’s (1.32M/0.40). Finally, ‘Christmas Cookie Challenge’ (686,000/0.17) lost 30% in viewers and half its demo from last year's (982,000/0.34). Given that ‘Cookie’ was at 11PM instead of its 10PM timeslot, it’s concerning that it lost 32% in viewers and a third in demo from its lead, a ‘Holiday Baking Championship: ‘Sweet Revenge’ (1.01M/0.24).
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2019)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1---PIONEER WOMAN---Saturday 10:00AM---1,390,000 (0.22)
2---THE KITCHEN (Season Finale)---Saturday 11:00AM---1,253,000 (0.21)
3---HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMP (S. Finale)---Mon 9:00PM---1,239,000 (0.33)
4---ULT. THANKSGIVING CHALLENGE (S. Premiere)--Sun 9:00PM--913,000 (0.22)
5---CHOPPED SWEETS SHOWDOWN (Finale)---Tuesday 9:00PM---812,000 (0.25)
6---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Friday 9:00PM---801,000 (0.21)
7---BAREFOOT CONTESSA---Sunday 12:00PM---783,000 (0.17)
8---HBC: EXTRA SPOOKY (Finale)--Mon 8:00PM--781,000 (0.23)
9---GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---Saturday 12:30PM---777,000 (0.11)
10--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: FOOD TRUCKS---Wed 9:00PM---625,000 (0.24)

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Episode 2 of 'Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge', 'Holiday Baking Championship' (1.37M/0.36 on 11/11) & 'Christmas Cookie Challenge' (1.04M/0.26 on 11/11), recovered a lot of audience from their premieres. All three are still down big from last season.

The 'Worst Cooks' Thanksgiving redemption special aired with mixed results: up 9% in viewers from last year with Tyler Florence co-hosting, but was down 15% in demo.

For the third week in a row, 'Guy's Grocery Games' was the least watched original show.
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (November 4-10, 2019)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1--PIONEER WOMAN---Saturday 10:00AM---1,217,000 (0.25)
2--THE KITCHEN (Season Premiere)---Saturday 11:00AM---1,195,000 (0.20)
3--HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP (S. Premiere)--Mon 9PM--1,161,000 (0.28)
4--TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---Saturday 12:00PM---1,116,000 (0.19)
5--ULTIMATE THANKSGIVING CHALLENGE---Sunday 9:00PM---1,108,000 (0.25)
6--HBC: SWEET REVENGE (Special)---Monday 10:00PM---1,014,000 (0.24)
7--GIRL MEETS FARM---Sunday 11:00AM---928,000 (0.17)
8--WORST COOKS: T'GIVING REDEMPTION (Special)--Sun 10PM--913,000 (0.22)
9--GUY'S RANCH KITCHEN---Saturday 12:30PM---817,000 (0.18)
10-DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Friday 9:00PM---815,000 (0.23)
11-BAREFOOT CONTESSA---Sunday 12:00PM---815,000 (0.15)
12-30 MINUTE MEALS (Season Premiere)---Sunday 9:30AM---770,000 (0.16)
13-CHRIST. COOKIE CHAL. (S. Premiere, Sp. Time)--Mon 11:00PM--686,000 (0.17)
14-CHOPPED---Tuesday 9:00PM---672,000 (0.18)
15-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: CHEAT DAY---Wednesday 9:00PM---603,000 (0.18)

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Giada to me is not a good competition host (Ultimate Thanksgiving). She could stand to eat a sandwich, she likes low cut dresses so the attention gets focused on her, and honestly, she's got the reputation of being a bit mean in particular to other women. They've got all these FNS winners, let one of them take a crack at it. 

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‘Holiday Baking Championship’s 3rd episode on Monday 11/18 (1.31 million viewers/0.33 demo) was down 20 & 25 percent respectively from last year. On average, so far, 'HBC' is still down a quarter of its viewers and a third in demo from 2018. ‘Christmas Cookie Challenge’ is faring worst and ‘Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge’ got its worst rating ever this past Sunday: 848,000 viewers/0.17 demo. A rerun of ‘Pioneer Woman: Thanksgiving’ at 10AM got more than a million viewers and was FN’s highest rated show that day. Just like last year, the Thanksgiving game show it’s on its way to become the network’s lowest rated Sunday 9P show for the year. No wonder FN isn’t promoting ‘Thanksgiving Challenge’ that much any longer in favor of ‘Holiday Wars’ and ‘Great Food Truck Race’.

For the fourth week in a row, ‘GGG’ was FN’s lowest rated original.

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

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

1--THE KITCHEN---Saturday 11:00AM---1,524,000 (0.29)
2--HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Monday 9:00PM---1,369,000 (0.36)
3--PIONEER WOMAN---Saturday 10:00AM---1,302,000 (0.22)
4--TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---Saturday 12:00PM---1,121,000 (0.19)
5--CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE---Monday 10:00PM---1,044,000 (0.26)
6--HBC: EXTRA ICING (Premiere)---Monday 8:00PM---1,019,000 (0.29)
7--GIRL MEETS FARM---Sunday 11:00AM---985,000 (0.17)
8--30 MINUTE MEALS---Saturday 9:30AM---923,000 (0.17)
9--GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---Saturday 12:30PM---914,000 (0.17)
10-DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Friday 9:00PM---906,000 (0.24)
11-VALERIE’S HOME COOKING (S.Premiere)---Sunday 11:30AM---866,000 (0.14)
12-ULTIMATE THANKSGIVING CHALLENGE---Sunday 9:00PM---848,000 (0.17)
13-GIADA’S HOLIDAY HANDBOOK (S.Premiere)---Sun 12:30PM---828,000 (0.16)
14-CHOPPED---Tuesday 9:00PM---783,000 (0.23)
15-MACY’S T'GIVING CAKE SPECTACULAR (Spec.)--Sun 10:00PM--774,000 (0.17)
16-GOOD EATS: THANKSGIVING (Special)---Sunday 8:00PM---748,000 (0.18)
17-THANKSGIVING PIE FIGHT (Special)---Thursday 9:00PM---709,000 (0.15)
18-BEAT BOBBY FLAY---Thursday 10:00PM---705,000 (0.17)
19-HBC: HOLIDAY SURVIVAL GUIDE (Special)---Mon 11:00PM---693,000 (0.20)
20-CHOPPED JUNIOR (Season Premiere)---Tuesday 8:00PM---637,000 (0.19)
21-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: DDD T'GIVING---Wed 9:00PM---613,000 (0.25)

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FN is really selling their Kitchen app hard, to the point of having an honest-to-God infomercial. But all I can think is, you’re selling an app on what your channel should be in the first place and was when it first started. The app is like them admitting their channel (and CC) does nothing to teach people cooking, but instead of making a programming overhaul, ask that people pay them more money for an app. And I bet they don’t have the decency to make it ad-free.

Anyway, the Panna app has existed for years that has been doing this very thing with more reputable cooks than Ree Drummond and Molly Yeh. Too bad FN got Carla Hall instead of Panna. Hall would be my motivator to check out the app. Though it’s not a good look that one of the few Black cooks FN decides to hire is relegated to the app. I’m betting they don’t pick up Kardea Brown for a full series.

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I'm annoyed also with the hour long infomercials for the new app. I downloaded it - it's free. You only have to pay if you want to participate in their live sessions. There are recipes in the free part of the app, but I got so annoyed with the tv infomercials I deleted it.

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 I'm annoyed at the in show logo advertising the app that takes up a quarter of the screen.   I mostly just listen because it bugs so much.  

 Carla has been a judge on the Halloween and Thanksgiving shows for several years and pops up on Beat Bobby Flay like every other FN personally so she's not relegated to online only. 

 They're not pushing the app because they don't have teaching shows on air anymore.  It's because traditional TV viewing in eroding at an alarming pace and they're trying to position themselves for a post-cable TV world. 

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The season finale of 'Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge' (1.06 million viewers/0.26 demo) was down 4% in viewers and 10% from last year's finale (1.11M/0.29 on 11/18/2018). Overall, the season was down 12% in viewers and 30% in demo from 2018's. Barring a 'Holiday Wars' total ratings disaster (highly unlikely), 'UTC' will end, for the second year in a row' as the lowest rated FN Sunday 9PM game show for the year.

On daytime, 'The Kitchen: Thanksgiving Live' (1.23M/0.22) disappointed, as the regular Thanksgiving episode of 'The Kitchen' the week before, did almost 1.6 million viewers. Counting the other two airings of the special on Sunday and Monday, it totaled 2.18 million viewers/0.38 demo. A final airing is scheduled for Thanksgiving morning.

Finally, after four weeks in a row, and thanks to its Thanksgiving episode, 'GGG' was not the lowest rated original for the week, giving that dishonor to 'Chopped Junior'.
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (November 18-24, 2019)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1--HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Monday 9:00PM---1,309,000 (0.33)
2--THE KITCHEN: T'GIVING LIVE (Special)--Saturday 11:00AM--1,230,000 (0.22)
3--PIONEER WOMAN---Saturday 10:00AM---1,228,000 (0.22)
4--ULTIMATE T'GIVING CHALLENGE (S. Finale)--Sun 9:00PM--1,059,000 (0.26)
5--VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---Sunday 11:30AM---920,000 (0.16)
6--BAREFOOT CONTESSA---Sunday 12:00PM---902,000 (0.18)
7--CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE---Monday 10:00PM---874,000 (0.19)
8--GIADA’S HOLIDAY HANDBOOK---Sunday 12:30PM---823,000 (0.16)
9--CHOPPED THANKSGIVING---Tuesday 9:00PM---806,000 (0.22)
10-DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Friday 9:00PM---801,000 (0.23)
11-30 MINUTE MEALS---Saturday 9:30AM---784,000 (0.15)
12-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: T'GIVING GAMES--Wed 9:00PM--774,000 (0.29)
13-CHOPPED JUNIOR---Tuesday 8:00PM---669,000 (0.20)

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This past week, four holiday game shows premiered to mostly disappointing results: the biggest and the one FN put a ton of promotion behind, ‘Holiday Wars’ barely got a million viewers, down 16 percent in viewers and half its demo from the pilot last November (1.21M/0.46 on 11/25/2018). Even the Saturday morning shows had more viewers.

Following ‘Holiday Wars’, ‘Holiday Gingerbread Showdown’ returned for a second season with new host Paige Davis and got worst ratings: 976,000 viewers and 0.22 demo, down 25% in viewers and 39% demo from last year’s debut (1.29M/0.36 on 11/25/2018).

Maybe it wasn’t a good idea to have a second edition of ‘Great Food Truck Race’ (it was the only FN signature game show to air once a year). Although its premiere’s ratings were higher than other shows in that timeslot, like Andrew Zimmern’s ‘Big Food Truck Tip’, those weren’t good numbers for 'GFTR'. And, last night (12/4), while 'GGG's ratings were up, 'GFTR's second episode ratings were down close to 10%. If ‘GFTR’ stayed on Sundays, maybe the results could have been better.

The bright spot out of the four premieres was ‘Santa’s Baking Blizzard’ which saw numbers on par with this summer’s ‘Flay Vs Symon’ in the Thursday 9P timeslot.

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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2019)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1---HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Monday 9:00PM---1,356,000 (0.36)
2---THE KITCHEN----Saturday 11:00AM—1,241,000 (0.21)
3---PIONEER WOMAN---Saturday 10:00AM---1,058,000 (0.14)
4---HOLIDAY WARS (Series Premiere)---Sunday 9:00PM---1,014,000 (0.23)
5---CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE---Monday 10:00PM---1,005,000 (0.22)
6---GIRL MEETS FARM---Sunday 11:00AM---999,000 (0.18)
7---TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---Saturday 12:00PM---993,000 (0.16)
8---HOL. GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN (Premiere)--Sun 10PM--976,000 (0.22)
9---SANTA’S BAKING BLIZZARD (Series Premiere)--Thursday 9PM--919,000 (0.23)
10-HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: MERRY XTRAS-Mon 8PM-912,000 (0.26)
11-BAREFOOT CONTESSA---Sunday 12:00PM---896,000 (0.18)
12-VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---Sunday 11:30AM---885,000 (0.16)
13-DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Friday 9:00PM---825,000 (0.23)
14-GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---Saturday 12:30PM---791,000 (0.15)
15-GIADA’S HOLIDAY HANDBOOK---Sunday 12:30PM---784,000 (0.17)
16-GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE: HOLIDAY (Premiere)--Wed 10PM--749,000 (0.21)
17-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: HOLIDAY DESSERTS---Wed 9:00PM---718,000 (0.21)
18-CHOPPED---Tuesday 9:00PM---713,000 (0.22)
19-30 MINUTE MEALS---Saturday 9:30AM---666,000 (0.09)

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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (December 2-8, 2019)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1--HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Mon 9:00PM---1,431,000 (0.35)
2--THE KITCHEN---Sat 11:00AM---1,176,000 (0.19)
3--PIONEER WOMAN---Sat 10:00AM---1,128,000 (0.18)
4--HOLIDAY WARS---Sun 9:00PM---1,089,000 (0.25)
5--KIDS BAKING CHAMP: NORTH POLE (Special)--Sun 8:00PM--1,052,000 (0.24)
6--CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE---Mon 10:00PM---1,032,000 (0.24)
7--TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KTICHEN---Sat 12:00PM---1,018,000 (0.16)
8--HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN---Sun 10:00PM---981,000 (0.29)
9--GIRL MEETS FARM---Sun 11:00AM---924,000 (0.15)
10-BAREFOOT CONTESSA---Sun 12:00PM---889,000 (0.15)
11-GIADA’S HOLIDAY HANDBOOK---Sun 12:30PM---863,000 (0.14)
12-SANTA’S BAKING BLIZZARD---Thur 9:00PM---831,000 (0.18)
13-HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMP: MERRY XTRAS--Mon 8:00PM--821,000 (0.23)
14-GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---Sat 12:30PM---764,000 (0.12)
15-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: JUDGES HOLIDAY---Wed 9:00PM---759,000 (0.27)
16-30 MINUTE MEALS---Sat 9:30AM---749,000 (0.14)
17-CHOPPED HOLIDAY---Tue 9:00PM---709,000 (0.20)
18-DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Fri 9:00PM---706,000 (0.20)
19-CHOPPED JUNIOR HOLIDAY---Tue 8:00PM---686,000 (0.19)
20-GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE: HOLIDAY---Wed 10:00PM---685,000 (0.21)

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GIRL SCOUT COOKIE CHAMPIONSHIP Begins Monday, February 3rd at 8PM ET/PT

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Girl Scout Cookie Championship, hosted by Alyson Hannigan, is a four-episode primetime event that captures the country’s obsession with the iconic cookies.  Each episode challenges five accomplished bakers to transform Girl Scout Cookies into show-stopping edible pieces of art  Judges Nacho Aguirre and Katie Lee are joined by a rotating third judge, including panelist Carla Hall.

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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (December 9-15, 2019)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1--HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Mon 9:00PM---1,596,000 (0.35)
2--THE KITCHEN---Sat 11:00AM---1,358,000 (0.22)
3--HOLIDAY WARS---Sun 9:00PM---1,125,000 (0.29)
4--PIONEER WOMAN---Sat 10:00AM---1,122,000 (0.18)
5--CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE---Mon 10:00PM---1,095,000 (0.23)
6--TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---Sat 12:00PM---1,079,000 (0.17)
7--HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMP: MERRY XTRAS---Mon 8:00PM---976,000 (0.22)
8--HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN---Sun 10:00PM---946,000 (0.22)
9--VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---Sun 11:30AM---906,000 (0.18)
10-SANTA’S BAKING BLIZZARD---Thur 9:00PM---864,000 (0.20)
11-BAREFOOT CONTESSA---Sun 12:00PM---863,000 (0.15)
12-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: HOLIDAY COOK-OFF--Wed 9:00PM--808,000 (0.27)
13-DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Fri 9:00PM---805,000 (0.21)
14-GIADA’S HOLIDAY HANDBOOK---Sun 12:30PM---791,000 (0.14)
15-GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE: HOLIDAY---Wed 10:00PM---735,000 (0.23)
16-CHOPPED---Tues 9:00PM---705,000 (0.21)
17-30 MINUTE MEALS---Sat 9:30AM---683,000 (0.10)
18-CHOPPED JUNIOR---Tues 8:00PM---674,000 (0.18)
19-GOOD EATS: HOLIDAYS (Special)---Sun 11:00PM---427,000 (0.14)

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On 11/26/2019 at 4:40 PM, Maverick said:

They're not pushing the app because they don't have teaching shows on air anymore.  It's because traditional TV viewing in eroding at an alarming pace and they're trying to position themselves for a post-cable TV world. 

Yeah, and they are in a tough spot because they don't have any "must see" programming, which makes them even more reliant on the traditional system.  

Where somebody like CBS can double dip* as things evolve, FN doesn't have something like a Star Trek series that people will pay to see on the separate app/service.

* CBS gets $3-$4 per month per cable and satellite customer, which Comcast or DirecTV collects for them, and then they also get $6 or $10 per month for CBS All Access. Cable subscribers who want to see the exclusive all access content are paying at more than $9 per month to CBS.

Food Network gets WAY less than that, and with a lack of must see programming, they can't really jack up their rates.  It's unsurprising that they're pushing their app really hard. They need to do something to position themselves for an uncertain future.

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A week or two ago Alton made a comment on Twitter something to the effect that the new App would replace Good Eats, Then later something about fans needed to support GE  coming back.

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On 12/18/2019 at 1:00 PM, bad things are bad said:
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Girl Scout Cookie Championship, hosted by Alyson Hannigan, is a four-episode primetime event that captures the country’s obsession with the iconic cookies

Umm, what?? Obsession? 

With Thin Mints, maybe. I could understand that.

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December 23rd's season finale of 'Holiday Baking Championship' came at 1.86 million viewers/0.43 demo. Although it came strong during a season that started with big double digit ratings drops, on average, 'HBC's season ended down 13 percent in viewers and 20% demo from 2018's and won't repeat as FN's most watched series for the year.

While 'Holiday Wars' wasn't a flop by any means, it wasn't a huge hit either given the tons of promotion it had. It was FN's second least watched Sunday 9P game show (least was 'Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge'). 'Holiday Gingerbread Showdown' with Paige Davis as host and 'Christmas Cookie Challenge' suffered the biggest year to year drops of all the holiday game shows: 'HGS' lost 1/4 of its viewers and 'CCC' shed 1/3 of its demo.

Meanwhile, its better to leave some shows to air just once a year and 'Great Food Truck Race' must remain that way, after suffering a loss of almost half of its summer audience.

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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (December 16-22, 2019)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1--HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Monday 9:00PM---1,549,000 (0.33)
2--HOLIDAY WARS (Season Finale)---Sunday 9:00PM---1,173,000 (0.29)
3--PIONEER WOMAN---Saturday 10:00AM---1,134,000 (0.17)
4--CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE (S. Finale)--Mon 10:00PM--1,087,000 (0.24)
5--HOL. BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: MERRY XTRAS---Mon 8:00PM---981,000 (0.23)
6--VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---Sunday 11:30AM---865,000 (0.16)
7--HOL. GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN (S. Finale)--Sun 10:00PM--860,000 (0.21)
8--ULTIMATE HANNUKAH CHALLENGE (Pilot)---Sat 9:00PM---849,000 (0.18)
9--DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Fri 9:00PM---816,000 (0.22)
10-SANTA’S BAKING BLIZZARD (Finale)---Thur 9:00PM---791,000 (0.18)
11-CHOPPED JUNIOR---Tues 8:00PM---719,000 (0.20)
12-30 MINUTE MEALS---Sat 9:30AM---709,000 (0.10)
13-GIADA’S HOLIDAY HANDBOOK---Sun 12:30PM---699,000 (0.14)
14-CHOPPED: NEW YEAR’S---Tues 9:00PM---689,000 (0.24)
15-GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE: HOLIDAY (Finale)--Wed 10:00PM--652,000 (0.17)
16-COOKIE WARS (Pilot)---Sun 11:00PM---632,000 (0.18)
17-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: RESOLUTION ROYALE--Wed 9:00PM--626,000 (0.17)
18-VERY BRADY RENOVATION: HOLIDAY (Special)--Sun 1:00PM--609,000 (0.11)

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I find it interesting how a bunch of the long-established primetime shows have experienced noticeable ratings drops this year, some even in the past few months.  Yes, there are a number of major holidays in the last 3 months of the year and people are out and about shopping, socializing, watching Hallmark, watching football, cutting the cord, etc, but I'm doubtful that some of these shows will recover the thousands or hundreds of thousands of viewers they've lost.

And as @JTMacc99 pointed out above, they've got nothing else to fall back on.  They have shows that are getting tired while they struggle to launch new shows, many of which that wind up quickly disappearing.

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