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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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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (December 23-29, 2019)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1---HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP (S. Finale)--Mon 9:00PM--1,857,000 (0.43)
2---THE KITCHEN---Sat 11:00AM---1,218,000 (0.21)
3---PIONEER WOMAN---S 10:00AM---1,174,000 (0.20)
4---HBC: MERRY XTRAS (Season Finale)---Mon 8:00PM---1,137,000 (0.28)
5---REST IMPOSSIBLE (S. Premiere, New Day)--Thur 9:00PM--1,112,000 (0.25)
6---FOOD NETWORK CHALLENGE (S. Premiere)--Mon 10:00PM--1,109,000 (0.27)
7---GIRL MEETS FARM---Sun 11:00AM---1,029,000 (0.21)
8---VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---Sun 11:30AM---1,024,000 (0.20)
9---TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN (S. Premiere)---Sat 12:00PM---972,000 (0.15)
10--GGG: NEW SCHOOL/OLD SCH. (Spec. Day & Time)--Sun 8PM--896,000 (0.26)
11--DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Fri 9:00PM---865,000 (0.23)
12--REST IMPOSS.: REVISITED (S. Premiere, New Day)--Thur 8PM--853,000 (0.19)
13--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---Thur 10:00PM---847,000 (0.18)
14--GIADA’S HOLIDAY HANDBOOK (S. Finale)---Sun 12:30PM---784,000 (0.13)
15--NEW YEAR’S CAKE-OFF (Special)---Sun 9:00PM---763,000 (0.17)
16--GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---Sat 12:30PM---763,000 (0.12)
17--30 MINUTE MEALS---Sat 9:30AM---758,000 (0.14)
18--BEAT BOBBY FLAY 2---Thur 10:30PM---710,000 (0.16)
19--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: GUY’S GUYS---Wed 9:00PM---628,000 (0.16)

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As viewers looked for cooking shows to get holiday recipes, daytime shows suffered the least during 2019's fourth quarter in terms of ratings. Six out of the top 10 most watched shows were daytime. Also during the quarter, only 2 shows were up in viewers compared to the 4th quarter of 2018 and all shows were down in the 18-49 demo, with prime time veterans and many holiday staples like 'Halloween Wars' and 'Christmas Cookie Challenge' dropping the most.

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FOOD NETWORK 4Q 2019 MOST WATCHED SHOWS (Oct 1-Dec 31, 2019)*
(Only Originals/Regular Shows - In Millions of Viewers)

1---PIONEER WOMAN---14.00
2---THE KITCHEN---13.77
3---HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---11.63
4---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---10.34
5---GUY'S GROCERY GAMES---10.02
6---TRISHA'S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---9.93
7---GIRL MEETS FARM---8.95
8---GUY'S RANCH KITCHEN---7.81
9---CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE---6.82
10--30 MINUTE MEALS---6.04
11--BAREFOOT CONTESSA---5.99
12--HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: MERRY XTRAS---5.85
13--GIADA'S HOLIDAY HANDBOOK---5.57
14--VALERIE'S HOME COOKING---5.47
15--CHOPPED---5.08
16--HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---4.76
17--HALLOWEEN WARS---4.58
18--HOLIDAY WARS---4.40
19--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---4.01
20--ULTIMATE THANKSGIVING CHALLENGE---3.93
21--CHOPPED SWEETS SHOWDOWN---3.81
22--HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN---3.76
23--HAUNTED GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN---3.54
24--SANTA'S BAKING BLIZZARD---3.41
25--CHOPPED JUNIOR---3.39
26--THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE: HOLIDAY---2.82
27--FOOD NETWORK CHALLENGE---1.83
28--HALLOWEEN CAKE-OFF---1.67
29--HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA SPOOKY---1.46

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FOOD NETWORK 4Q 2019 HIGHEST RATED SHOWS (Oct 1-Dec 31, 2019)
(Only Originals/Regular Shows - Average Viewers)

1---HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---1,454,000
2---THE KITCHEN---1,252,000
3---HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---1,190,000
4---PIONEER WOMAN---1,167,000
5---HALLOWEEN WARS---1,145,000
6---HOLIDAY WARS---1,100,000
7---TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---993,000
8---ULTIMATE THANKSGIVING CHALLENGE---982,000
9---CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE---975,000
10--HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: MERRY XTRAS---974,000
11--GIRL MEETS FARM---944,000
12--HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN---941,000
13--FOOD NETWORK CHALLENGE---915,000
14--VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---911,000
15--HAUNTED GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN---886,000
16--BAREFOOT CONTESSA---856,000
17--SANTA’S BAKING BLIZZARD---851,000
18--HALLOWEEN CAKE-OFF---837,000
19--GIADA’S HOLIDAY HANDBOOK---796,000
20--DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---795,000
21--GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---781,000
22--CHOPPED SWEETS SHOWDOWN---761,000
23--30 MINUTE MEALS---755,000
24--HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA SPOOKY---731,000
25--CHOPPED---725,000
26--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES---716,000
27--THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE: HOLIDAY---705,000
28--CHOPPED JUNIOR---677,000
29--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---669,000

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FN 4Q HIGHEST RATED SHOWS DEMO 18-49 (Oct 1-Dec 31, 2019)
(Only Originals/Regular Shows)

1---HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---0.35
2---HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---0.35
3---HALLOWEEN WARS---0.31
4---HOLIDAY WARS---0.27
5---HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: MERRY XTRAS---0.25
6---HALLOWEEN CAKE-OFF---0.25
7---GUY’S GROCERY GAMES---0.24
8---HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN---0.24
9---HAUNTED GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN---0.23
10--ULTIMATE THANKSGIVING CHALLENGE---0.23
11--CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE---0.22
12--FOOD NETWORK CHALLENGE---0.22
13--DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---0.22
14--THE KITCHEN---0.22
15--CHOPPED---0.21
16--CHOPPED SWEETS SHOWDOWN---0.21
17--HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA SPOOKY---0.21
18--THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE: HOLIDAY---0.21
19--SANTA’S BAKING BLIZZARD---0.20
20--CHOPPED JUNIOR---0.19
21--PIONEER WOMAN---0.19
22--GIRL MEETS FARM---0.18
23--VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---0.17
24--TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---0.16
25--BAREFOOT CONTESSA---0.16
26--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---0.16
27--GIADA’S HOLIDAY HANDBOOK---0.15
28--30 MINUTE MEALS---0.14
29--GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---0.14

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FN 4Q HIGHEST RATED SHOWS DEMO 25-54 (Oct 1-Dec 31, 2019)
(Only Originals/Regular Shows)

1---HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP--- 0.47
2---HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---0.44
3---HALLOWEEN WARS---0.41
4---HOLIDAY WARS---0.37
5---HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: MERRY XTRAS---0.33
6---THE KITCHEN---0.32
7---ULTIMATE THANKSGIVING CHALLENGE---0.32
8---HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN---0.32
9---CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE---0.32
10--HALLOWEEN CAKE-OFF---0.32
11--HAUNTED GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN---0.30
12--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES---0.29
13--FOOD NETWORK CHALLENGE---0.29
14--DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---0.29
15--PIONEER WOMAN---0.29
16--GIRL MEETS FARM---0.27
17--CHOPPED SWEETS SHOWDOWN---0.27
18--SANTA’S BAKING BLIZZARD---0.27
19--CHOPPED---0.26
20--VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---0.26
21--THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE: HOLIDAY---0.26
22--TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---0.26
23--CHOPPED JUNIOR---0.25
24--HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA SPOOKY----0.25
25--BAREFOOT CONTESSA---0.24
26--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---0.23
27--GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---0.22
28--GIADA’S HOLIDAY HANDBOOK---0.22
29--30 MINUTE MEALS---0.22

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FOOD NETWORK 4Q 2019 VS 4Q 2018 RATINGS CHANGE
(Only Originals/Returning Shows – Viewers/Demo 18-49)

1---WORST COOKS T'GIVING REDEMPTION (Spec. – Nov.10): +9%, -15%
2---VALERIE’S HOME COOKING: +4%, -5%
3---THE KITCHEN: -1%, -15%
4---HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: -3%, -12%
5---PIONEER WOMAN: -4%, -24%
6---BAREFOOT CONTESSA: -8%, -16%
7---GIRL MEETS FARM: -9%, -22%
8---TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN: -9%, -27%
9---HAUNTED GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN: -11%, -26%
10--ULTIMATE THANKSGIVING CHALLENGE: -12%, -30%
11--DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES: -13%, -12%
12--HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: -13%, -20%
13--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: -14%, -14%
14--BEAT BOBBY FLAY: -14%, -24%
15--CHOPPED JUNIOR: -15%, -9%
16--GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN: -15%, -30%
17--HALLOWEEN WARS: -16%, -28%
18--GIADA’S HOLIDAY HANDBOOK: -17%, -32%
19--30 MINUTE MEALS: -19%, -17%
20--CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE: -20%, -33%
21--HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN: -24%, -31%
22--CHOPPED: -25%, -27%

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FOOD NETWORK 4Q SPECIALS & PILOTS (Oct 1-Dec 31, 2019)
(Rank/Show/Date/# of Viewers/Demo 18-49)

1---THE KITCHEN: THANKSGIVING LIVE (Nov.23)---1,230,000/0.22
2---KIDS BAKING CHAMP: NORTH POLE EDITION (Dec.8)---1,052,000/0.24
3---HBC: SWEET REVENGE (Nov.4)---1,016,000/0.24
4---WORST COOKS T'GIVING REDEMPTION (Nov.10)---913,000/0.22
5---CHOPPED SWEETS (Dec.30)---865,000/0.23
6---ULTIMATE HANNUKAH CHALLENGE (Dec.21)---849,000/0.18
7---TRISHA’S HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR (Oct.27)---846,000/0.14
8---MACY’S T'GIVING CAKE SPECTACULAR (Nov.17)---774,000/0.17
9---NEW YEAR’S CAKE-OFF (Dec.29)---763,000/0.17
10--GOOD EATS: THANKSGIVING (Nov.17)---748,000/0.18
11--THANKSGIVING PIE FIGHT (Nov.14)---709,000/0.15
12--HBC: HOLIDAY SURVIVAL GUIDE (Nov.11)---693,000/0.20
13--COOKIE WARS (Dec.22)---632,000/0.18
14--A VERY BRADY RENOVATION: HOLIDAY (Dec.22)---609,000/0.11
15--GOOD EATS: HOLIDAYS (Dec.15)---427,000/0.14

* all ratings data from Showbuzzdaily

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It was a mixed 2019 for FN: only one big hit (‘Buddy VS Duff'), some respectable but not huge shows (‘Holiday Wars’, ‘BBQ Brawl: Flay VS Symon’, ‘Santa’s Baking Blizzard’, ‘Duff takes the Cake’ ‘Halloween Cake-Off and ‘Delicious Miss Brown’) and a huge number of misses (‘Winner Cake All’, ‘Supermarket Stakeout’, ‘Family Food Showdown’, ‘Bake You Rich’, ‘The Flay List’, ‘Cupcake Championship’, ‘Carnivorous’, ‘Kitchen Takeover’ and ‘Family Restaurant Rivals’).

It was also a mix bag for revivals: huge success for ‘Restaurant Impossible’, good numbers for ‘Food Network Challenge’ and nice numbers for ’30 Minute Meals’ only on Saturdays not on weekdays. Clip and fact shows like ‘Revisited’, ‘Extra Icing’, ‘Extra Spooky’ and ‘Merry Xtras’ were also very successful. Unfortunately, the biggest ratings disappointment was ‘Good Eats’.

Prime time suffered, as the two most watched shows were ‘The Kitchen’ and ‘Pioneer Woman'. 'The Kitchen' was also a top 10 show, after no daytime entry made the list in 2018. An example of prime time's decline, last year ‘Chopped’ and all its stunts was the most watched show with 60 million viewers. In 2019, it dropped to #3 with 49 million. Game shows like ‘Chopped’, ‘Beat Bobby Flay’ and ‘GGG’ suffered the biggest ratings drops and starting in the summer, other game shows like ‘Kids Baking Championship’ and ‘Wedding Cake Championship” started a trend of huge audience and demo declines that accentuated during the holidays. In 2019, out of 35 returning shows, 11 increased in viewers from 2018 and only 3 were up in demo ratings from last year. No wonder why FN is starting to promote 'Chopped' and 'GGG' a lot in the new year, ignoring daytime totally.

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2019 FOOD NETWORK MOST WATCHED SHOWS (Jan 1-Dec 31, 2019)*

(Originals; multi season/stunt shows consolidated - Millions of viewers)

1---THE KITCHEN---60.59

2---PIONEER WOMAN---54.23

3---CHOPPED---48.81

4---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---45.92

5---GUY’S GROCERY GAMES---41.48

6---BEAT BOBBY FLAY---38.07

7---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---34.39

8---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---33.66

9---TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---30.48

10--30 MINUTE MEALS---24.67

11--GIRL MEETS FARM---23.75

12--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---20.97

13--HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---17.48

14--VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---17.11

15--GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---15.38

16--BAREFOOT CONTESSA---13.21

17--BEST BAKER IN AMERICA---12.54

18--SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---11.92

19--THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE---11.92

20--GIADA ENTERTAINS---11.15

21--BUDDY VS DUFF---9.43

22--HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---9.11

23--GOOD EATS: THE RETURN/RELOADED---7.79

24--WINNER CAKE ALL---7.73

25--CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE---6.82

26--FAMILY FOOD SHOWDOWN---6.36

27--HALLOWEEN WARS---5.98

28--GIADA’S HOLIDAY HANDBOOK---5.57

29--GIADA IN ITALY---4.84

30--CARNIVOROUS---4.84

31--DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---4.71

32--HOLIDAY WARS---4.40

33--SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT---4.25

34--DUFF TAKES THE CAKE---4.19

35--HALLOWEEN CAKE-OFF---4.01

36--ULTIMATE THANKSGIVING CHALLENGE---3.93

37--THE FLAY LIST---3.89

38--BBQ BRAWL: FLAY VS SYMON---3.79

39--HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN---3.76

40--HAUNTED GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN---3.54

41--SANTA’S BAKING BLIZZARD---3.41

42--CUPCAKE CHAMPIONSHIP---3.23

43--WEDDING CAKE CHAMPIONSHIP---3.11

44--FAMILY RESTAURANT RIVALS---2.81

45--BAKE YOU RICH---2.71

46--WORST BAKERS IN AMERICA---2.58

47--KITCHEN TAKEOVER---2.37

48--BITE CLUB---1.97

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2019 FOOD NETWORK HIGHEST RATED SHOWS (Jan 1-Dec 31, 2019)

(Only originals - Average Viewers)

1---BUDDY VS DUFF---1,572,000 

2---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP WINTER---1,520,000

3---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA WINTER---1,465,000

4---HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---1,454,000

5---SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---1,283,000

6---BEST BAKER IN AMERICA---1,226,000

7---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA CELEBRITY EDITION---1,215,000

8---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA SUMMER---1,212,000

9---THE KITCHEN---1,212,000

10--HALLOWEEN WARS---1,196,000

11--HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---1,155,000

12--PIONEER WOMAN---1,154,000

13--THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE SUMMER---1,138,000

14--HOLIDAY WARS---1,100,000

15--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---1,048,000

16--TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---1,016,000

17--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP SUMMER---995,000

18--ULTIMATE THANKSGIVING CHALLENGE---982,000

19--CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE---975,000

20--HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: MERRY XTRAS---974,000

21--GIRL MEETS FARM---950,000

22--BBQ BRAWL: FLAY VS SYMON---948,000

23--HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN----941,000 

24--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE: REVISITED---918,000

25--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP WINTER: EXTRA ICING---915,000

26--FOOD NETWORK CHALLENGE---910,000

27--VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---901,000

28--HAUNTED GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN---886,000 

29--DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES---883,000

30--BAREFOOT CONTESSA---881,000

31--GIADA ENTERTAINS---857,000

32--GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN--- 854,000

33--SANTA’S BAKING BLIZZARD---851,000

34-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES DDD TOURNAMENT---838,000

35--DUFF TAKES THE CAKE---837,000

36--SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---831,000

37--CHOPPED---819,000

38--30 MINUTE MEALS SAT---815,000

39--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---810,000

40--GIADA IN ITALY---807,000

41--HALLOWEEN CAKE-OFF---802,000

42--GIADA’S HOLIDAY HANDBOOK---796,000

43--BEST BAKER IN AMERICA: EXTRA ICING---791,000

44--DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---785,000

45--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES---778,000

46--WEDDING CAKE CHAMPIONSHIP---778,000

47--WINNER CAKE ALL---773,000

48--CHOPPED SWEETS SHOWDOWN---761,000

49--WORST COOKS: REHEATED---754,000

50--CHOPPED JUNIOR---742,000

51--HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA SPOOKY---726,000

52--SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT---708,000

53--FAMILY FOOD SHOWDOWN---706,000

54--THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE: HOLIDAY---705,000

55--BAKE YOU RICH---677,000

56--THE FLAY LIST---648,000

57--CUPCAKE CHAMPIONSHIP---646,000

58--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP SUMMER: EXTRA ICING---617,000

59--CARNIVOROUS---605,000

60--GOOD EATS THE RETURN---602,000  

61--KITCHEN TAKEOVER---592,000

62--FAMILY RESTAURANT RIVALS---562,000

63--WORST BAKERS IN AMERICA---515,000

64--30 MINUTE MEALS---496,000

65--BITE CLUB---492,000

66--GOOD EATS: RELOADED---441,000

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2019 FOOD NETWORK RATINGS AVG 18-49 DEMO (Jan 1-Dec 31, 2019)

(Only originals)

1---BUDDY VS DUFF---0.45

2---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA WINTER---0.44

3---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP WINTER---0.42

4---HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---0.35

5---HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---0.34

6---SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---0.34

7---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA CELEBRITY EDITION---0.33

8---HALLOWEEN WARS---0.32

9---THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE SUMMER---0.31

10--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES DDD TOURNAMENT---0.30

11--WORST COOKS IN AMERICA SUMMER---0.30

12--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP WINTER: EXTRA ICING---0.28

13--HOLIDAY WARS---0.27

14--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES---0.26

15--HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: MERRY XTRAS---0.25

16--HALLOWEEN CAKE-OFF---0.25

17--CHOPPED---0.25

18--BEST BAKER IN AMERICA---0.25

19--DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES---0.24

20--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---0.24

21--HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN----0.24

22--HAUNTED GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN---0.23 

23--THE KITCHEN---0.23

24--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---0.23

25--ULTIMATE THANKSGIVING CHALLENGE---0.23

26--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP SUMMER---0.22

27--WINNER CAKE ALL---0.22

28--WORST COOKS: REHEATED---0.22

29--CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE---0.22

30--FOOD NETWORK CHALLENGE---0.22

31--SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT---0.22

32--DUFF TAKES THE CAKE---0.22

33--BBQ BRAWL: FLAY VS SYMON---0.22

34--BAKE YOU RICH---0.22

35--CHOPPED SWEETS SHOWDOWN---0.21

36--PIONEER WOMAN---0.21

37--HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA SPOOKY---0.21

38--SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---0.21

39--THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE: HOLIDAY---0.21

40--CHOPPED JUNIOR---0.20

41--SANTA’S BAKING BLIZZARD---0.20

42--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE: REVISITED---0.20

43--GIRL MEETS FARM---0.19

44--FAMILY FOOD SHOWDOWN---0.19

45--GIADA IN ITALY---0.19

46--WEDDING CAKE CHAMPIONSHIP---0.19

47--TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---0.18

48--BEST BAKER IN AMERICA: EXTRA ICING---0.18

49--GIADA ENTERTAINS---0.18

50--GOOD EATS THE RETURN---0.18

51--THE FLAY LIST---0.18

52--VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---0.17

53--GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---0.17

54--BAREFOOT CONTESSA---0.16

55--GOOD EATS: RELOADED---0.16

56--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP SUMMER: EXTRA ICING---0.16

57--BITE CLUB---0.16

58--GIADA’S HOLIDAY HANDBOOK---0.15

59--KITCHEN TAKEOVER---0.15

60--CUPCAKE CHAMPIONSHIP---0.15

61--30 MINUTE MEALS SAT---0.14

62--DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---0.14

63--CARNIVOROUS---0.13

64--FAMILY RESTAURANT RIVALS---0.13

65--WORST BAKERS IN AMERICA---0.11

66--30 MINUTE MEALS---0.10

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2019 FOOD NETWORK RATINGS AVG 25-54 DEMO (Jan 1-Dec 31, 2019)

(Only originals)

1---BUDDY VS DUFF---0.56

2---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA WINTER---0.53

3---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP WINTER---0.50

4---HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---0.47

5---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA CELEBRITY EDITION---0.45

6---HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---0.44

7---HALLOWEEN WARS---0.43

8---SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---0.43

9---THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE SUMMER---0.41

10--WORST COOKS IN AMERICA SUMMER---0.41

11--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES DDD FAMILY TOURNAMENT---0.38

12--HOLIDAY WARS---0.37

13--BEST BAKER IN AMERICA---0.35

14--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP WINTER: EXTRA ICING---0.34

15--THE KITCHEN---0.34

16--DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES---0.33

17--HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: MERRY XTRAS---0.33 

18--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES---0.32

19--ULTIMATE THANKSGIVING CHALLENGE---0.32 

20--HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN---0.32

21--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---0.32

22--CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE---0.32

23--HALLOWEEN CAKE-OFF---0.31 

24--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---0.31

25--CHOPPED---0.31

26--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP SUMMER---0.31

27--BBQ BRAWL: FLAY VS SYMON---0.30

28--PIONEER WOMAN---0.30

29--HAUNTED GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN---0.30

30--FOOD NETWORK CHALLENGE---0.29

31--GIRL MEETS FARM---0.29

32--BAKE YOU RICH---0.28

33--FAMILY FOOD SHOWDOWN---0.28

34--SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT---0.28

35--TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---0.28

36--WINNER CAKE ALL---0.28

37--WORST COOKS: REHEATED---0.28

38--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE: REVISITED---0.28

39--DUFF TAKES THE CAKE---0.28

40--GIADA ENTERTAINS---0.27

41--CHOPPED SWEETS SHOWDOWN---0.27

42--VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---0.27

43--GIADA IN ITALY---0.27

44--SANTA’S BAKING BLIZZARD---0.27

45--SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---0.27 

46--THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE: HOLIDAY---0.26

47--GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---0.26

48--DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---0.26

49--CHOPPED JUNIOR---0.26

50--BAREFOOT CONTESSA---0.25

51--30 MINUTE MEALS---0.25

52--WEDDING CAKE CHAMPIONSHIP---0.25

53--HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA SPOOKY---0.25

54--GOOD EATS THE RETURN---0.24

55--CARNIVOROUS---0.24

56--BEST BAKER IN AMERICA: EXTRA ICING---0.24

57--THE FLAY LIST---0.23

58--CUPCAKE CHAMPIONSHIP---0.23

59--GIADA’S HOLIDAY HANDBOOK---0.22

60--30 MINUTE MEALS SAT---0.22

61--GOOD EATS: RELOADED---0.21

62--KITCHEN TAKEOVER---0.21

63--BITE CLUB---0.21  

64--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP SUMMER: EXTRA ICING---0.20

65--FAMILY RESTAURANT RIVALS---0.19

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AUDIENCE CHANGE 2019 VS 2018

(Originals, Not New Shows, Total Viewers & Demo 18-49 in parenthesis)

1---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP WINTER +19% (+24%)

2---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA WINTER +11% (+19%)

3---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE +10% (-15%)

4---THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE SUMMER +9% (+4%)

5---GIADA ENTERTAINS +9% (-4%)

6---GIADA IN ITALY +6%, (EVEN) from 2017

7---BEST BAKER IN AMERICA +5% (-14%)

8---THE KITCHEN +2% (EVEN)

9---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA SUMMER +2% (-4%)

10--PIONEER WOMAN +2% (-9%)  

11--GIRL MEETS FARM +1% (-5%)

12--SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP -0.3 (-8%)

13--BAREFOOT CONTESSA -1%, (-11%)

14--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES DDD FAMILY TOURNAMENT -3% (EVEN)

15--VALERIE’S HOME COOKING -5% (-10%)

16--GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN -5% (-15%)

17--TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN -6% (-14%)

18--DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES -7% (-8%)

19--HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP -7% (-22%)

20--WORST COOKS IN AMERICA CELEBRITY EDITION -8% (-16%)

21--CHOPPED JUNIOR -10% (-20%)

22--BEAT BOBBY FLAY -11% (-11%)

23--HAUNTED GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN -11% (-26%)

24--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES -12% (-10%)

25--CHOPPED -12% (-14%)

26--ULTIMATE THANKSGIVING CHALLENGE -12% (-30%)

27--HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP -13% (-20%)

28--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP SUMMER -17% (-26%)

29--GIADA’S HOLIDAY HANDBOOK -17% (-32%)

30--HALLOWEEN WARS -19% (-33%)

31--CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE -20% (-33%)

32--HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN -24% (-31%)

33--BITE CLUB -27% (-20%)

34--WEDDING CAKE CHAMPIONSHIP -31% (-32%)

35--WORST BAKERS IN AMERICA -51% (-69%) from 2016

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2019 FOOD NETWORK NEW SHOW RANKINGS (Jan 1-Dec 31, 2019)
(Average Viewers/Demo 18-49)

1---BUDDY VS DUFF (1.572/0.45)
2---HOLIDAY WARS (1.100/0.27)
3---HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: MERRY XTRAS (974,000/0.25)
4---BBQ BRAWL: FLAY VS SYMON (948,000/0.22)
5---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE: REVISITED (918,000/0.20)
6---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP WINTER: EXTRA ICING (915,000/0.28)
7---FOOD NETWORK CHALLENGE (910,000/0.22)
8---SANTA’S BAKING BLIZZARD (851,000/0.20)
9---DUFF TAKES THE CAKE (837,000/0.22)
10--SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING (831,000/0.21)
11--30 MINUTE MEALS SAT (820,000/0.14)
12--HALLOWEEN CAKE-OFF (802,000/0.25)
13--BEST BAKER IN AMERICA: EXTRA ICING (791,000/0.18)
14--DELICIOUS MISS BROWN (785,000/0.14)
15--WINNER CAKE ALL (773,000/0.22)
16--CHOPPED SWEETS SHOWDOWN (761,000/0.21)
17--WORST COOKS: REHEATED (754,000/0.22)
18--HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA SPOOKY (726,000/0.21)
19--SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT (708,000/0.22)
20--FAMILY FOOD SHOWDOWN (706,000/0.19)
21--THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE: HOLIDAY (705,000/0.21)
22--BAKE YOU RICH (677,000/0.22)
23--THE FLAY LIST (648,000/0.18)
24--CUPCAKE CHAMPIONSHIP (646,000/0.15)
25--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP SUMMER: EXTRA ICING (617,000/0.16)
26--CARNIVOROUS (605,000/0.13)
27--GOOD EATS THE RETURN (602,000/0.18)
28--KITCHEN TAKEOVER (592,000/0.15)
29--FAMILY RESTAURANT RIVALS (562,000/0.13)
30--30 MINUTE MEALS (496,000/0.10)
31--GOOD EATS: RELOADED (441,000/0.16)

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2019 FOOD NETWORK SPECIALS & PILOTS RANKING (Jan 1-Dec 31, 2019)
(Date, Total Viewers & Demo 18-49)

1---THE KITCHEN: THANKSGIVING LIVE (Nov.23) (1.230/0.22)
2---ROAD TO HALLOWEEN WARS (Sept.29) (1.110/0.28)
3---KIDS BAKING CHAMP.: NORTH POLE EDITION (Dec.8) (1.052/0.24)
4---HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMP: SWEET REVENGE (Nov.4) (1.014/0.24)
5---OUTRAGEOUS PUMPKINS (Sept.29) (974,000/0.29)
6---KIDS BAKING CHAMP. TRICKS & TREATS (Sept.26) (965,000/0.21)
7---HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMP.: CHRISTMAS IN JULY (July 8) (926,000/0.21)
8---WORST COOKS T'GIVING REDEMPTION (Nov.10) (913,000/0.22)
9---CHOPPED SWEETS (Dec.30) (865,000/0.23)
10--RESTAURANT IMP. EXTREME MAKEOVERS (Apr.27) (865,000/0.19)
11--ULTIMATE HANNUKAH CHALLENGE (Dec.21) (849,000/0.18)
12--TRISHA’S HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR (Oct.27) (846,000/0.14)
13--MACY’S T'GIVING CAKE SPECTACULAR (Nov.17) (774,000/0.17)
14--ACE OF CAKES (Apr.15) (767,000/0.23)
15--NEW YEAR’S CAKE-OFF (Dec.29) (763,000/0.17)
16--WORLD CAKE CHAMPIONSHIP (July 1) (753,000/0.15)
17--GOOD EATS: THANKSGIVING (Nov.17) (748,000/0.18)
18--BEACH BAKE BATTLE (May 27) (744,000/0.17)
19--ACE OF CAKES (Apr.22) (740,000/0.22)
20--CAKE-OFF (May 20) (726,000/0.16)
21--THANKSGIVING PIE FIGHT (Nov.14) (709,000/0.15)
22--BBQ BEATDOWN (Sept.1) (705,000/0.14)
23--HBC: HOLIDAY SURVIVAL GUIDE (Nov.11) (693,000/0.20)
24--COOKIE WARS (Dec.22) (632,000/0.18)
25--A VERY BRADY RENOVATION: HOLIDAY (Dec.22) (609,000/0.11)
26--OPENING NIGHT (Sept.1) (510,000/0.11)
27--GOOD EATS: HOLIDAYS (Dec.15) (427,000/0.14)
28--OPENING NIGHT (Sept.8) (251,000/0.05)

* all ratings data from Showbuzzdaily

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2020 didn't start exactly well for Food Network, as two of its highest rated signature shows premiered to good but not spectacular numbers. First, the new season of 'Worst Cooks in America' with Alton Brown as co-host/mentor, was watched by 1.3 million viewers and 0.35 demo rating, down 23 percent in viewers and 28% in demo from last winter season's premiere (1.68million viewers/0.49 on 1/6/2019). It was beaten by 'The Kitchen' as the most watched show for the week.

On Monday, the new winter season premiere of 'Kids Baking Championship' registered 1.14 million viewers/0.26 demo, down 21% in viewers and a whopping 35% drop in demo from the 1.46M/0.40 the show did last January 7th, 2019.

As people look for healthy recipes on the first week of the new year, daytime shows once again fared better than primetime's,with 6 series on the top ten. The return of 'Delicious Miss Brown' was up 14% in viewers and 23% in demo from its debut last July.
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS - ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (Dec 30, 2019-Jan 5, 2020)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1---THE KITCHEN---Sat 11:00AM---1,311,000 (0.27)
2---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA (S. Premiere)--Sun 9:00PM--1,297,000 (0.35)
3---TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---Sat 12:00PM---1,154,000 (0.22)
4---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Fri 9:00PM---1,051,000 (0.30)
5---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---Thur 9:00PM---972,000 (0.28)
6---PIONEER WOMAN---Sat 10:00AM---949,000 (0.20)
7---GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---Sat 12:30PM---942,000 (0.17)
8---DELICIOUS MISS BROWN (Season Premiere)---Sun 12:00PM---878,000 (0.16)
9---GGG: DDD/GGG TEAM TOURNAMENT (Premiere)--Wed 9PM--877,000 (0.25)
10--GIRL MEETS FARM---Sun 11:00AM---869,000 (0.17)
11--CHOPPED SWEETS (Special)---Mon 9:00PM---865,000 (0.23)
12--BEAT BOBBY FLAY (Special Day & Time)---Sun 10:00PM---850,000 (0.27)
13--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---Thur 10:00PM---788,000 (0.25)
14--30 MINUTE MEALS---Sat 9:30AM---755,000 (0.15)
15--FOOD NETWORK CHALLENGE---Mon 10:00PM---711,000 (0.17)
16--MARY MCCARTNEY SERVES IT UP (Pilot)---Sun 9:00AM---474,000 (0.11)

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On 1/8/2020 at 5:51 PM, ny1221 said:

As people look for healthy recipes on the first week of the new year, daytime shows once again fared better than primetime's,with 6 series on the top ten. The return of 'Delicious Miss Brown' was up 14% in viewers and 23% in demo from its debut last July.

The food featured on Delicious Miss Brown is decidedly not healthy. 

FN largely lost me during November and December because of the non-stop pumpkin-carving, cake-decorating, kids-baking, cookie-baking, baking-baking, ugh ugh ugh competitions. I am revolted by the wasteful excess of the shows that require teams to create giant showpieces that will be thrown away. Just use styrofoam, FN! The creations are gross, anyway. Don't pretend that they are food.

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Week 2 for 'Kids Baking Championship' and 'Worst Cooks in America' new seasons and both were down from their premieres: 'WCA' drop 15 percent in viewers and demo and came at #7 for the week as the top 4 shows were daytime. Monday 1/13's 'KBC' was down 8% in viewers and 23% in demo (1.05million/0.20 demo). Both shows competed with big sporting events during the weekend that affected many shows on broadcast and cable TV, so most likely they'll go up on their next episodes but, so far, this continues with the trend that many FN game shows start way down from their previous seasons and they pick up steam as they go along, but it isn't enough to recoup their audience losses.
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (January 6-12, 2020)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1---THE KITCHEN---Sat 11:00AM---1,362,000 (0.24)
2---PIONEER WOMAN---Sat 10:00AM---1,202,000 (0.22)
3---TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---Sat 12:00PM---1,181,000 (0.18)
4---GIRL MEETS FARM---Sun 11:00AM---1,163,000 (0.24)
5---KIDS BAKING CHAMP. (S. Premiere)---Mon 9:00PM---1,143,000 (0.26)
6---VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---Sun 11:30AM----1,117,000 (0.23)
7---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---Sun 9:00PM---1,092,000 (0.30)
8---DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---Sun 12:00PM---1,011,000 (0.18)
9---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---Thur 9:00PM---969,000 (0.24)
10--DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Fri 9:00PM---925,000 (0.26)
11--BETA BOBBY FLAY (Special Day)---Sun 10:00PM---890,000 (0.28)
12--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE: REVISITED---Thur 8:00PM---870,000 (0.24)
13--GUY'S GROCERY GAMES: DDD/GGG TEAM TOURN-Wed 9PM-814,000 (0.25)
14--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---Thur 10:00PM---771,000 (0.18)
15--CHOPPED---Tue 9:00PM---730,000 (0.22)
16--FOOD NETWORK CHALLENGE---Mon 10:00PM---691,000 (0.18)

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When the top 4 shows show people cooking and demonstrating recipes, wouldn't you think FN would take the hint and try to cultivate more of those shows and fewer contest shows??

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On 1/16/2020 at 12:27 AM, ny1221 said:

1---THE KITCHEN---Sat 11:00AM---1,362,000 (0.24)
2---PIONEER WOMAN---Sat 10:00AM---1,202,000 (0.22)
3---TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---Sat 12:00PM---1,181,000 (0.18)
4---GIRL MEETS FARM---Sun 11:00AM---1,163,000 (0.24)
5---KIDS BAKING CHAMP. (S. Premiere)---Mon 9:00PM---1,143,000 (0.26)
6---VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---Sun 11:30AM----1,117,000 (0.23)
7---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---Sun 9:00PM---1,092,000 (0.30)
8---DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---Sun 12:00PM---1,011,000 (0.18)
9---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---Thur 9:00PM---969,000 (0.24)
10--DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Fri 9:00PM---925,000 (0.26)
11--BETA BOBBY FLAY (Special Day)---Sun 10:00PM---890,000 (0.28)

I wonder what percentage of their revenue is strictly from the weekend shows.

On 1/11/2020 at 12:43 PM, Ashforth said:

I am revolted by the wasteful excess of the shows that require teams to create giant showpieces that will be thrown away. Just use styrofoam, FN! The creations are gross, anyway. Don't pretend that they are food.

I appreciate that there is a level of skill to those baking showcase pieces, but, frankly, some of them look like there are made of Play Dough.

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3 hours ago, Gbb said:

When the top 4 shows show people cooking and demonstrating recipes, wouldn't you think FN would take the hint and try to cultivate more of those shows and fewer contest shows??

Well, their new streaming service, which had a 3 month free trial I took advantage of, has actual cooking classes!  I wasn’t sure I’d like it, but now I kind of do, and I have to decide by Feb. 5 if I want to pay for it. Michael Symon has 3 live shows every Thursday. Other food Network personalities have classes throughout the week. Most are simple recipes, but if you enjoy the “chefs” (some are, some are not), it is a nice way to kill some time. 

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New Food Network Series CHOPPED SWEETS Premieres Monday, February 3rd At 10PM
 

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Hosted by Chopped judge Scott Conant, each episode features four chefs are faced with baffling ingredients and an unrelenting clock.

In the premiere episode the chefs find adult beverages in every basket as they must figure out a way to balance booze with pastry perfection.

 

 

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This past week, 'Restaurant Impossible' was the highest rated prime time show on FN, getting more viewers and demo ratings than 'Kids Baking Championship' and 'RI' did the same with last night's episode. 'Revisited' also rated higher than 'Chopped', 'Beat Bobby Flay', 'DDD', 'GGG' and 'Worst Cooks'.

Speaking of 'Worst Cooks', now with Alton Brown as a co-host/mentor, it has lost audience every week since its premiere: less than a million viewers watched this past week. So far, it has dropped a quarter of its viewers and a third of its demo from 2019. We'll see if it can regain some of its audience, which seems to be a little bit difficult, since there are big events coming up the next three Sundays and 'Worst Cooks', as well as other cable shows, tend to drop when big events are broadcast on network TV.

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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (January 13-19, 2020)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1---THE KITCHEN---Sat 11:00AM---1,510,000 (0.25)
2---PIONEER WOMAN---Sat 10:00AM---1,338,000 (0.24)
3---TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---Sat 12:00PM---1,281,000 (0.22)
4---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---Thur 9:00PM---1,140,000 (0.27)
5---VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---Sun 11:30AM---1,061,000 (0.19)
6---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Mon 9:00PM---1,049,000 (0.20)
7---GIRL MEETS FARM---Sun 11:00AM---1,032,000 (0.17)
8---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE: REVISITED---Thur 8:00PM---1,025,000 (0.25)
9---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---Sun 9:00PM---993,000 (0.24)
10--DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Fri 9:00PM---965,000 (0.25)
11--DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---Sun 12:00PM---909,000 (0.15)
12--30 MINUTE MEALS---Sat 9:30AM---834,000 (0.17)
13--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---Thur 10:00PM---792,000 (0.19)
14--BEAT BOBBY FLAY (Special Day)---Sun 10:00PM---790,000 (0.21)
15--GIADA ENTERTAINS (Season Premiere)---Sun 12:30PM---772,000 (0.15)
16--CHOPPED---Tue 9:00PM---750,000 (0.24)
17--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: DDD/GGG TEAM TOURN-Wed 9PM-675,000 (0.22)
18--KIDS BAKING CHAMP: EXT. ICING (S. Premiere)-Mon 8:00PM-618,000 (0.16)
19--FOOD NETWORK CHALLENGE---Mon 10:00PM---521,000 (0.13)

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On 1/24/2020 at 3:29 AM, RealityCheck said:

New Food Network Series CHOPPED SWEETS Premieres Monday, February 3rd At 10PM
 

 

Ugh. I assume that FN does research/focus groups/surveys on what its viewers want to see, or maybe they rely on ratings only, but the baking/dessert challenges are my least favorite. I guess I'm just a savory gal.

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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (January 20-26, 2020)

Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1---THE KITCHEN---Sat 11:00AM---1,196,000 (0.21)

2---PIONEER WOMAN---Sat 10:00AM---1,184,000 (0.20)

3---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---Thur 9:00PM---1,167,000 (0.30)

4---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Mon 9:00PM---1,136,000 (0.28)

5---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---Sun 9:00PM---1,056,000 (0.24)

6---GIRL MEETS FARM---Sun 11:00AM---1,038,000 (0.24)

7---VALERIE’S HOME COOKING----Sun 11:30AM---1,033,000 (0.23)

8---DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---Sun 12:00PM---923,000 (0.19)

9---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE: REVISITED---Thur 8:00PM---906,000 (0.20)

10--DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Fri 9:00PM---897,000 (0.23)

11--GIADA ENTERTAINS---Sun 12:30PM---837,000 (0.18)

12--GGG: DDD/GGG TEAM TOURNAMENT (Finale)--Wed 9:00PM--820,000 (0.26)

13—CHOPPED CHAMPIONS (Premiere)---Tue 9:00PM---781,000 (0.19)

14--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---Mon 8:00PM---714,000 (0.21)

15--BEAT BOBBY FLAY 2 (New Day & Time)---Sun 10:30PM---712,000 (0.18)

16--FOOD NETWORK CHALLENGE---Mon 10:00PM---711,000 (0.23)

17--BEAT BOBBY FLAY (New Day)---Sun 10:00PM---699,000 (0.17)

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Anne Burrell is hosting a new 'Chef Wanted' meets 'Hell's Kitchen' 6 episode show called 'Vegas Chef Prizefight', premiering on March 5th at 10P with the winner out of 8 contestants getting a Head Chef position at The Flamingo in Las Vegas, part of the Caesar's Entertainment hotel empire.

Each week, the contestants will compete on challenges at a different Caesar's restaurant in Vegas. Scott Conant and Caesar's Regional President Eileen Moore will join Anne, along with special guests.

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36 minutes ago, Jaded said:

No offense to you @ny1221 when I post the following reaction....

tired nap GIF by Jackie Lay

I agree. Same old tired hosts, same old tired show ideas. 

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Another week, another strong showing from Food Network’s daytime shows: 4 out of the top 5 shows. For the first time ever, ‘The Kitchen’ was FN's most watched program for the entire month of January. Usually, it’s a battle between ‘Worst Cooks’ and ‘Kids Baking Championship’ to reach that position but, so far, these two shows have experienced massive total viewer/demo erosions: ‘Worst Cooks’ has lost 30% in viewers and 41% in demo from winter 2019 while ‘Kids’ is down 26% in viewers and 43% demo. At this point, the only consistent prime time shows have been ‘Restaurant Impossible’ and ‘DDD’, as ‘Chopped’, ‘Beat Bobby Flay’ (which was moved to Sundays) and ‘GGG’ are also suffering huge double digit declines from their 2019 1st quarter numbers.

FN's first new/old show for 2020, 'Food Network Challenge's revival, averaged 736,000 viewers/0.19 demo, thanks to its 1.1 million/0.27 demo ratings from its premiere. After that, it was mostly a dud, with its remaining five episodes fluctuating between 521,0000-711,000 viewers and 0.13-0.23 demo.

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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2020)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1---THE KITCHEN---Sat 11:00AM---1,414,000 (0.22)
2---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Mon 9:00PM---1,189,000 (0.25)
3---PIONEER WOMAN---Sat 10:00AM---1,131,000 (0.19)
4---TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---Sat 12:00PM---1,073,000 (0.19)
5---VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---Sun 11:30AM---1,038,000 (0.19)
6---GIRL MEETS FARM---Sun 11:00AM---1,000,000 (0.20)
7---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Fri 9:00PM---979,000 (0.27)
8---DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---Sun 12:00PM---967,000 (0.17)
9---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---Thur 9:00PM---957,000 (0.23)
10--REST. IMP.: BEHIND IMPOSSIBLE (S. Premiere)--Thur 8PM--869,000 (0.20)
11--GUY’S BIG GAME (Special)---Sun 1:00PM---852,000 (0.20)
12--GIADA ENTERTAINS---Sun 12:30PM---838,000 (0.17)
13--CHOPPED CHAMPIONS---Tue 9:00PM---830,000 (0.22)
14--CHOPPED (Special Time)---Tue 10:00PM---808,000 (0.25)
15--REST. IMPOSSIBLE: REVISITED (New Time)---Thur 10:00PM---755,000 (0.17)
16--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING--Mon 8:00PM--720,000 (0.19)
17--WORST COOKS IN AMERICA (Special Time)--Sun 10:00PM--713,000 (0.15)
18--FOOD NETWORK CHALLENGE (Finale)---Mon 10:00PM---670,000 (0.18)
19--WORST COOKS: REHEATED (Special)---Sun 8:00PM---367,000 (0.07)

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For the sixth week in a row, ‘The Kitchen’ was FN’s most watched show for the week. Winter cornerstones ‘Worst Cooks in America’ & ‘Kids Baking Championship’ have dropped 30 percent in viewers and 40 percent demo between them; the aging game shows (‘Chopped’, ‘GGG’ and ‘Beat Bobby Flay’) have shed 20% in viewers and 30% demo from first quarter 2019. This year’s new shows are getting OK ratings (‘Girl Scout Cookie Challenge’ dropped 20% in viewers from its premiere) but neither one its catching on so far. ‘Restaurant Impossible’ and ‘DDD’ remain primetime’s brightest spots.

FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (February 3-9, 2020)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1---THE KITCHEN---Sat 11:00AM---1,318,000 (0.22)
2---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Mon 9:00PM---1,092,000 (0.21)
3---PIONEER WOMAN---Sat 10:00AM---1,052,000 (0.16)
4---TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---Sat 12:00PM---1,032,000 (0.17)
5---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Fri 9:00PM---983,000 (0.29)
6---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---Thur 9:00PM---978,000 (0.25)
7---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---Sun 9:00PM---967,000 (0.23)
8---GIRL MEETS FARM---Sun 11:00AM---886,000 (0.18)
9---GIRL SCOUT COOKIE CHAMP. (S. Premiere)-Mon 8:00PM-884,000 (0.18)
10--CHOPPED (Special Time)---Tue 10:00PM---853,000 (0.22)
11--VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---Sun 11:30AM---840,000 (0.17)
12--CHOPPED CHAMPIONS---Tue 9:00PM---802,000 (0.21)
13--REST. IMPOSSIBLE: BEHIND THE IMPOSSIBLE--Thur 8:00PM--796,000 (0.20)
14--DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---Sun 12:00PM---739,000 (0.13)
15--CHOPPED SWEETS (Series Premiere)---Mon 10:00PM---738,000 (0.18)
16--GIADA ENTERTAINS---Sun 12:30PM---718,000 (0.13)
17--GUY’S GROC. GAMES: WLD FUSION (Spec. Time)-Wed 10PM-661,000 (0.21)
18--GUY’S GROC. GAMES: WINNER WINTER GAMES-Wed 9:00PM-647,000 (0.20)
19--BEAT BOBBY FLAY 2---Sun 10:30PM---646,000 (0.15)
20--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---Sun 10:00PM---644,000 (0.15)
21--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE: REVISITED---Thur 10:00PM---612,000 (0.16)

Food Network March 2020 premieres:
GUY FIERI’S TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS – Mar 4th – Wednesdays 10PM
VEGAS CHEF PRIZE FIGHT W/ANNE BURRELL – Mar 5th – Thursdays 10PM
SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP – Mar 9th – Mondays 9PM
BUDDY VS DUFF: THE ROAD TO REMATCH (Special) – Mar 15th 8PM
BUDDY VS DUFF – Mar 15th – Sundays 9PM
SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT – Mar 17th – Tuesdays 10PM
THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE – Mar 26th – Thursdays 9PM

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29 minutes ago, ny1221 said:

VEGAS CHEF PRIZE FIGHT W/ANNE BURRELL – Mar 5th – Thursdays 10PM

Thanks for the heads up. Looks like a Top Chef/Hell's Kitchen mashup. I'll probably check it out.

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 Seriously?   Buddy vs. Duff Part Deux?  Why?   Duff balked at it.   It had to a production nightmare.  Why are they doing this?

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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (February 10-16, 2020)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1---THE KITCHEN (Season Finale)---Sat 11:00AM---1,309,000 (0.23)
2---PIONEER WOMAN---Sat 10:00AM---1,276,000 (0.22)
3---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Mon 9:00PM---1,097,000 (0.25)
4---GIRL MEETS FARM---Sun 11:00AM---1,031,000 (0.20)
5---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---Sun 9:00PM---1,001,000 (0.26)
6---DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---Sun 12:30PM---968,000 (0.19)
7---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---Thur 9:00PM---957,000 (0.20)
8---GIADA ENTERTAINS---Sun 12:30PM---895,000 (0.18)
9---REST. IMPOSSIBLE: BEHIND THE IMPOSSIBLE--Thur 8:00PM--822,000 (0.17)
10--DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Fri 9:00PM---797,000 (0.20)
11--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---Sun 10:00PM---772,000 (0.17)
12--CHOPPED SWEETS---Mon 10:00PM---765,000 (0.21)
13--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE: REVISITED---Thur 10:00PM---752,000 (0.16)
14--CHOPPED CHAMPIONS---Tues 9:00PM---748,000 (0.20)
15--BEAT BOBBY FLAY 2---Sun 10:30PM---747,000 (0.15)
16--GIRL SCOUT COOKIE CHAMPIONSHIP---Mon 8:00PM---732,000 (0.18)
17--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: MARRIED W/KITCHEN-Wed 9:00PM-725,000 (0.22)
18--GGG: ALL UN-GREDIENTS (Spec. Episode)---Wed 10:00PM---644,000 (0.21)
19--CHOPPED (Special Time)---Tues 10:00PM---623,000 (0.17)

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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (February 17-23, 2020)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1---THE KITCHEN (Season Premiere)---Sat 11:00AM---1,269,000 (0.22)
2---GIRL MEETS FARM---Sun 11:00AM---1,093,000 (0.22)
3---PIONEER WOMAN---Sat 10:00AM---1,090,000 (0.17)
4---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---Sun 9:00PM---1,050,000 (0.29)
5---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---Thur 9:00PM---1,048,000 (0.21)
6---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Mon 9:00PM---1,021,000 (0.23)
7---VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---Sun 11:30AM---981,000 (0.19)
8---TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---Sat 12:00PM---975,000 (0.16)
9---DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---Sun 12:00PM---873,000 (0.17)
10--CHOPPED CHAMPIONS (Finale)---Tues 9:00PM---836,000 (0.25)
11--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE: REVISITED---Thur 10:00PM---823,000 (0.15)
12--GIADA ENTERTAINS---Sun 12:30PM---782,000 (0.16)
13--DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Fri 9:00PM---773,000 (0.22)
14--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---Sun 10:00PM---770,000 (0.20)
15--REST. IMPOSSIBLE: BEHIND IMPOSSIBLE--Thur 8:00PM--770,000 (0.16)
16--BEAT BOBBY FLAY 2---Sun 10:30PM---746,000 (0.19)
17--GUY’S GROC. GAMES: SCRATCH CHEF--Wed 9:00PM--743,000 (0.21)
18--CHOPPED (Special Time)---Tues 10:00PM---738,000 (0.24)
19--CHOPPED SWEETS---Mon 10:00PM---715,000 (0.20)
20--GIRL SCOUT COOKIE CHAMPIONSHIP---Mon 8:00PM---709,000 (0.21)

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This past Monday March 2nd's finale of 'Kids Baking Championship' averaged 1.09 million viewers and 0.25 demo, down 34% in viewers and 41% demo from 2019's winter's finale (1.66 million viewers/0.43 demo on 3/11/2019). For the first time and most likely to finish the season a week earlier, FN aired 2 hours of 'KBC' and although it didn't go down in demo, it went down 12 percent in viewers hour-to-hour. This was the lowest rated winter season ever, following last summer's season, which was the lowest rated ever, with less than a million viewers on average. Season 8 lost 4.2 million viewers from January 2019 (a four season high of 15.2 million viewers to 2020's 10.9 million).

KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP SEASONAL AVG VIEWERSHIP/DEMO:
SEASON 1: 1,539,000 million viewers/0.48 demo (February 2-23, 2015)
SEASON 2: 1,859,000 million viewers/0.52 demo (Jan 4-Feb 22, 2016)
SEASON 3: 1,473,000 million viewers/0.38 demo (Jan 2-Mar 6, 2017)
SEASON 4: 1,346,000 million viewers/0.38 demo (Jan 1-Mar 5, 2018)
SEASON 5: 1,192,000 million viewers/0.30 demo (Aug 6-Sept 17, 2018)
SEASON 6: 1,520,000 million viewers/0.42 demo (Jan 7-Mar 11, 2019)
SEASON 7: 995,000 viewers/0.22 demo (Aug 4-Sept 16, 2019)
SEASON 8: 1,094,000 million viewers 0.24 demo (Jan 6-Mar 2, 2020)

On last week's ratings, 'The Kitchen' was FN's most watched show for the ninth week in a row. The top three most watched originals were daytime shows and 'Girl Scout Cookie Championship' ended its 4 episode season with a so-so 765,000 viewer/0.20 demo avg.

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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (Feb 24-March 1, 2020)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1---THE KITCHEN---Sat 11:00AM---1,314,000 (0.25)
2---TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---Sat 12:00PM---1,148,000 (0.22)
3---GIRL MEETS FARM---Sun 11:00AM---1,129,000 (0.21)
4---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---Thur 9:00PM---1,074,000 (0.23)
5---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Mon 9:00PM---1,036,000 (0.23)
6---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---Sun 9:00PM---1,031,000 (0.28)
7---DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---Sun 12:00PM---938,000 (0.19)
8---REST. IMPOSSIBLE: BEHIND THE IMPOSSIBLE--Thur 8:00PM--890,000 (0.16)
9---GIADA ENTERTAINS---Sun 12:30PM---886,000 (0.17)
10--DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Fri 9:00PM---807,000 (0.23)
11--CHOPPED---Tue 9:00PM---760,000 (0.21)
12--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---Sun 10:00PM---734,000 (0.20)
13--GIRL SCOUT COOKIE CHAMPIONSHIP (Finale)--Mon 8:00PM--733,000 (0.22)
14--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: HIGH ROLLERS---Wed 9:00PM---723,000 (0.19)
15--BEAT BOBBY FLAY 2---Sun 10:30PM---710,000 (0.19)
16--CHOPPED SWEETS---Mon 10:00PM---672,000 (0.19)

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The season finale of 'Worst Cooks in America 18' was watched by 1.04 million viewers and 0.27 demo 18-49, the lowest rated season ever in both categories, beating celebrity season 11 (1.14/0.35 in Aug-Oct. 2017). Although it dropped 5% in viewers and 9% demo from S17's finale (1.22M/0.34 on 3/3/2019), on average, the entire season was down 29% in viewers and 38% demo from S17.

SEASON AVG. VIEWERS AND DEMO 18-49 (STARTING SEASON 2)*
S2 (Burrell/Irvine - 1/2-2/20, 2011)---2.21 million viewers - 0.91 demo
S3 (Burrell/Flay - 2/14-4/1, 2012)---2.25M, 0.80
S4 (Burrell/Flay - 2/17-3/31, 2013)---1.86M, 0.66
S5 (Burrell/Flay - 2/17-3/31, 2014)---1.35M, 0.54 (aired on Mondays)
S6 (Burrell/Florence - 1/4-2/15, 2015)---1.64M, 0.55
S7 CELEBRITY (Burrell/Ray - 9/23-10/28, 2015)---1.46M, 0.53 (aired on Wed.)
S8 (Burrell/Florence - 1/3-2/14, 2016)---1.76M, 0.56
S9 CELEBRITY (Burrell/Ray - 9/14-11/16, 2016)---1.17M, 0.38 (aired on Wed.)
S10 (Burrell/Ray - 1/1-3/5, 2017)---1.55M, 0.51
S11 CELEBRITY (Burrell/Ray - 8/23-10/11, 2017)---1.14M, 0.35 (aired on Wed.)
S12 (Burrell/Florence - 1/7-3/11, 2018)---1.41M, 0.42
S13 CELEBRITY (Burrell/Florence - 4/15-5/20, 2018)---1.32M, 0.39
S14 (Burrell/Irvine - 8/12-9/23, 2018)---1.19M, 0.31
S15 (Burrell/Florence - 1/6-3/3, 2019)---1.47M, 0.44
S16 CELEBRITY (Burrell/Florence - 4/21-6/2, 2019)---1.22M, 0.33
S17 (Burrell/Flay - 8/4-9/22, 2019)---1.21M, 0.30
S18 (Burrell/Brown - 1/5-3/8, 2020)---1.04M, 0.27

* sources: travisyanan.blogspot.com/futoncritic.com/Showbuzzdaily

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Monday, March 9th season 6's premiere of 'Spring Baking Championship' was watched by 1.13 million viewers/0.24 demo, according to Showbuzzdaily: a 12 percent drop in viewers and 33% in demo from season 5's premiere (1.29M/0.36 on 3/18/2019). It dropped among all demographics but viewers 50 years up, where it gained 6%. The biggest ratings drops came from women: 46% with young women and 35% of adult women, while with men, it dropped 33% with young men and 22% with adults.

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Last night's season finale of 'Restaurant Impossible' did 1.05 million viewers/0.24 demo. Out of 12 episodes, the highest rated was on Jan 23 (1.17M/0.30) and the lowest on Feb 20 (957,000/0.20); half of its episodes were watched by more than a million viewers. So far in the quarter, its the third highest rated primetime series and number one on weekday primetime; its first run episodes were watched by 11.3 million viewers total (third only to 'The Kitchen' and 'Beat Bobby Flay') and its the primetime series with the lowest drop season to season: 9% in viewers and 4% demo: one of the most consistent shows on FN.

Episode two of the newest primetime shows had better results: 'Tournament of Champions' (or 'Guy's Iron Chef') at 1.06M/0.27 was up 25% in viewers and 12% in demo from its premiere; it improved 'GGG's rating (772,000/0.22) by 36% in viewers and 22% demo, so people were interested in the competition and the competitors, not neccesarily on Guy. Meanwhile, Anne Burrell's 'Vegas Chef Prizefight' at 697,000/0.19 improved modestly in viewers (7%), but had a nice 46% increase in demo. Still to premiere this quarter are: 'Buddy vs Duff 2', 'Supermarket Stakeout' and 'Great Food Truck Race'.

For this past week, 'The Kitchen' was by a small margin the most watched show for the week for the tenth week in a row. Most likely, it will be topped by Sunday's 'Buddy vs Duff'.

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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (March 2-8, 2020)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1---THE KITCHEN---Sat 11:00AM---1,179,000 (0.21)
2---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Mon 9:00PM---1,158,000 (0.25)
3---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA (Season Finale)---Sun 9:00PM---1,153,000 (0.31)
4---TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---Sat 12:00PM---1,022,000 (0.14)
5---KIDS BAKING CHAMP (S. Finale, Spec. Time)--Mon 10:00PM--1,016,000 (0.25)
6---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---Thur 9:00PM---972,000 (0.20)
7---GIRL MEETS FARM---Sun 11:00AM---961,000 (0.22)
8---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Fri 9:00PM---896,000 (0.24)
9---CHOPPED---Tues 9:00PM---846,000 (0.23)
10--TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS (S. Premiere)--Wed 10:00PM--838,000 (0.24)
11--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: PIZZA PROS---Wed 9:00PM---835,000 (0.28)
12--REST. IMPOSSIBLE: BEHIND IMPOSSIBLE (Finale)--Thu 8:00PM--833,000 (0.14)
13--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---Sun 10:00PM---829,000 (0.25)
14--DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---Sun 12:00PM---822,000 (0.14)
15--GIADA ENTERTAINS---Sun 12:30PM---793,000 (0.13)
16--WORST COOKS: REHEATED (Special)---Sun 8:00PM---720,000 (0.19)
17--KIDS BAKING CHAMP: EXTRA ICING (S. Finale)--Mon 8:00PM--709,000 (0.17)
18--VEGAS CHEF PRIZEFIGHT (Series Premiere)---Thur 10:00PM---653,000 (0.13)
19--CHOPPED SWEETS (Special Time)---Mon 11:00PM---517,000 (0.15)

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Ratings for the season opener of the nicer and friendlier 'Buddy Vs Duff' were at 1.19 million viewers/0.32 demo, off 25% in viewers and demo from season 1's premiere (1.60M/0.43 on 3/10/2019). For the week, it was beaten by 'The Kitchen' (which was the network's most watched show for eleven weeks in a row), 'Pioneer Woman' and a 'DDD' rerun at 5P (1.21M); even 'Girl Meets Farm' came close to beat it too. The pre-premiere special wasn't a home-run either (965,000/0.26), compared to pre-premiere specials for other shows like 'Halloween Wars'.
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (March 9-15, 2020)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1---THE KITCHEN---Sat 11:00AM---1,354,000 (0.23)
2---PIONEER WOMAN---Sat 10:00AM---1,257,000 (0.22)
3---BUDDY VS DUFF (Season Premiere)---Sun 9:00PM---1,191,000 (0.32)
4---GIRL MEETS FARM---Sun 11:00AM---1,182,000 (0.27)
5---SPRING BAKING CHAMP. (Season Premiere)--Mon 9:00PM--1,131,000 (0.24)
6---DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---Sun 12:00PM----1,075,000 (0.22)
7---GIADA ENTERTAINS---Sun 12:30PM---1,067,000 (0.23)
8---TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS---Wed 10:00PM---1,053,000 (0.27)
9---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE (Season Finale)---Thur 9:00PM---1,048,000 (0.24)
10--DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Fri 9:00PM---991,000 (0.24)
11--BUDDY VS DUFF: BEHIND REMATCH (Spec.)--Sun 8:00PM--965,000 (0.26)
12--CHOPPED---Tues 9:00PM---946,000 (0.25)
13--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---Sun 10:00PM---921,000 (0.26)
14--CHOPPED SWEETS---Mon 10:00PM---830,000 (0.19)
15--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: TRIVIA GAMES--Wed 9:00PM--772,000 (0.22)
16--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE: REVISITED---Thur 8:00PM---767,000 (0.16)
17--VEGAS CHEF PRIZEFIGHT---Thur 10:00PM---697,000 (0.19)

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Does anyone know the production status of FN's studio shows?

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Four-Episode Series BAKE-AWAY CAMP, With Martha Stewart, Premieres Monday, May 4th at 9pm
 

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Martha Stewart helps guide six talented amateur bakers in the new primetime series Bakeaway Camp with Martha Stewart, premiering Monday, May 4th at 9pm ET/PT.  Six campers must brave the outdoor elements for a once in a lifetime opportunity to perfect their baking skills under the watchful eye of Camp Director Martha Stewart, along with camp counselors and baking experts Carla Hall and Dan Langan and host Jesse Palmer.

Equal parts baking boot-camp and camp-inspired games and challenges, the baker that displays the least amount of progress at the end of each episode will pack their bags and head home.

 

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Episode 2 of "The Great Food Truck Race" (1.07M/0.25) had a 15 percent bounce in viewers and 4% demo from premiere week; other shows with nice ratings upticks this week are: "Vegas Chef Prizefight" (24% viewers, 49% demo), "Tournament of Champions" (13% viewers and demo) and "Spring Baking Championship" (11% viewers, 25% demo). "Supermarket Stakeout" was down 6% in viewers and 12% demo.

For this past week, the second episode of "Buddy vs Duff" was basically flat in viewers (up less than one percent) while demo was down 3%; also, for the 12th week in a row, "The Kitchen" was the most watched show and will be the top show in viewers for the quarter, a first for a daytime show, at least in recent years.
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (March 16-22, 2020)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1---THE KITCHEN---Sat 11:00AM---1,591,000 (0.29)
2---PIONEER WOMAN---Sat 10:00AM---1,319,000 (0.27)
3---BUDDY VS DUFF---Sun 9:00PM---1,197,000 (0.31)
4---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Fri 9:00PM---1,193,000 (0.31)
5---SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Mon 9:00PM---1,187,000 (0.24)
6---TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS---Wed 10:00PM---1,111,000 (0.30)
7---GIRL MEETS FARM---Sun 11:00AM---1,012,000 (0.21)
8---DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---Sun 12:00PM---986,000 (0.21)
9---CHOPPED---Tue 9:00PM---913,000 (0.25)
10--GIADA ENTERTAINS---Sun 12:30PM---913,000 (0.18)
11--SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT (Season Premiere)--Tue 10:00PM--881,000 (0.24)
12--THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE (Premiere)---Thu 9:00PM---874,000 (0.24)
13--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: NEXT CHEFS---Wed 9:00PM---846,000 (0.25)
14--BUDDY V DUFF: BEHIND T BATTLE (Premiere)--Sun 8:00PM--778,000 (0.22)
15--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---Sun 10:00PM---741,000 (0.18)
16--CHOPPED SWEETS---Mon 10:00PM---738,000 (0.18)
17--VEGAS CHEF PRIZEFIGHT---Thu 10:00PM---680,000 (0.16)

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I just checked the program guide for my television.  From today, 12:30 pm through 4:00 am, it's ALL GUY FIERI PROGRAMS.

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On 3/28/2020 at 10:56 AM, HyeChaps said:

I just checked the program guide for my television.  From today, 12:30 pm through 4:00 am, it's ALL GUY FIERI PROGRAMS.

Not to mention 8 more hours today, from 1-9 p.m. eastern.

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New Series, DUFF TAKES THE CAKE, Premieres Monday, May 4th at 10PM ET/PT

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Duff Goldman and his Charm City Cake team of decorators, designers and builders return with an all-new array of top-tier cakes.  Duff and his team are using their master skills to design epic cakes for deserving, good-hearted people serving their communities, to celebrate their hard work and special milestones.

 

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‘The Kitchen’ was FN’s most watched/highest rated show in viewers for the first quarter of 2020, a first for a daytime show. In 3Q 2014 and 4Q 2016, ‘Pioneer Woman’ was barely beaten for most watched show by ‘Chopped Tournament’ (the Sunday 9P game show at the time) and ‘Clash of the Grandmas’, respectively. ‘The Kitchen’ was the most watched show every week of the quarter, beating tentpoles like ‘Worst Cooks’, ‘Kids Baking Championship’, ‘Buddy vs Duff’ and ‘Spring Baking Championship’. ‘The Kitchen’ also cracked the top 10 highest rated shows in demo 18-49, beating long running ‘GGG’, ‘Chopped’ and ‘Beat Bobby Flay’.

It was a great quarter for daytime shows, as they captured 3 of the top 5 most watched shows and tied with primetime for highest rated shows in viewers with 5 shows apiece. In 1Q 2019, primetime had a 6 to 4 advantage. Daytime shows had the most audience growth and lowest audience drops, while primetime shows had the biggest audience erosion. Primetime lost 27% in demo 18-49 as the highest rated show came with 0.32, compared to ‘BVD’ and ‘WCA’, which tied with 0.44 in 1Q 2019.

‘Tournament of Champions’ came on top for new shows and it was in the top 3 among all shows in demos.

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1Q 2020 FOOD NETWORK MOST WATCHED SHOWS (Jan 1-Mar 31, 2020)
(In Millions of Viewers, sum of all original episodes)

Source: Showbuzzdaily 

1---THE KITCHEN---17.64 million viewers 
2---BEAT BOBBY FLAY---15.52
3---PIONEER WOMAN---13.02
4---GIRL MEETS FARM---12.40
5---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---12.22
6---DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---12.12
7---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---11.28
8---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---10.94
9---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---10.35
10--TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---10.22
11--CHOPPED---9.68
12--GIADA ENTERTAINS---9.50
13--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES---7.59
14--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE: REVISITED---7.47
15--VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---7.03
16--CHOPPED SWEETS---6.61
17--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE: BEHIND THE IMPOSSIBLE---4.98
18--SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---4.97
19--TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS---4.26
20--CHOPPED CHAMPIONS---4.01
21--BUDDY VS DUFF---3.52
22--GGG’S DDD/GGG TEAM TOURNAMENT---3.19
23--GIRL SCOUT COOKIE CHAMPIONSHIP---3.06
24--VEGAS CHEF PRIZEFIGHT---2.88
25--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---2.76
26--FOOD NETWORK CHALLENGE---2.59
27--SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT---2.48
28--THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE---1.88
29--30 MINUTE MEALS---1.59
30---WORST COOKS: REHEATED---1.09
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1Q 2020 FOOD NETWORK AVG. VIEWERS (Jan 1-Mar 31, 2020) 
(In Millions of Viewers, avg. of all original episodes) 

1---THE KITCHEN---1,357,000
2---SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---1,241,000
3---PIONEER WOMAN---1,184,000
4---BUDDY VS DUFF---1,172,000
5---TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---1,135,000
6---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---1,094,000
7---TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS---1,066,000
8---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---1,035,000
9---GIRL MEETS FARM---1,033,000
10--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---1,026,000
11--VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---1,004,000
12--THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE---941,000
13--DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---940,000
14--DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---932,000
15--GIADA ENTERTAINS---863,000
16--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE: REVISITED---830,000
17--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE: BEHIND THE IMPOSSIBLE---830,000
18--SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT---828,000
19--CHOPPED---806,000
20--CHOPPED CHAMPIONS---801,000
21--GGG’S DDD/GGG TEAM TOURNAMENT---797,000
22--30 MINUTE MEALS---795,000
23--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---776,000
24--GIRL SCOUT COOKIE CHAMPIONSHIP---765,000
25--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES---759,000
26--CHOPPED SWEETS---734,000
27--VEGAS CHEF PRIZEFIGHT---720,000
28--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---690,000
29--FOOD NETWORK CHALLENGE---648,000
30--WORST COOKS: REHEATED---544,000
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1Q 2020 FOOD NETWORK AVG. DEMO RATING 18-49 (Jan 1-Mar 31, 2020) 
(Avg. of all original episodes)

1---BUDDY VS DUFF---0.32
2---TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS---0.29
3---SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---0.27
4---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---0.27
5---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---0.26
6---GGG’S DDD/GGG TEAM TOURNAMENT---0.25
7---THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE---0.25
8---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---0.24
9---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---0.24
10--THE KITCHEN---0.24
11--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES---0.23
12--CHOPPED---0.23
13--SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT---0.23
14--CHOPPED CHAMPIONS---0.21
15--GIRL MEETS FARM---0.21
16--PIONEER WOMAN---0.21
17--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---0.21
18--GIRL SCOUT COOKIE CHAMPIONSHIP---0.20
19--TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---0.20
20--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE: REVISITED---0.19
21--VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---0.19
22--CHOPPED SWEETS---0.19
23--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---0.18
24--FOOD NETWORK CHALLENGE---0.18
25--VEGAS CHEF PRIZEFIGHT---0.18
26--DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---0.18
27--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE: BEHIND THE IMPOSSIBLE---0.17
28--GIADA ENTERTAINS---0.17
29--30 MINUTE MEALS---0.16
30--WORST COOKS: REHEATED---0.13
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1Q 2020 FOOD NETWORK AVG. DEMO RATING 25-54 (Jan 1-Mar 31, 2020) 
(Avg. of original episodes)

1---BUDDY VS DUFF---0.41
2---SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---0.38
3---TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS---0.38
4---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---0.35
5---THE KITCHEN---0.35
6---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---0.34
7---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---0.34
8---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---0.33
9---GGG’S DDD/GGG TEAM TOURNAMENT---0.31
10--THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE---0.31
11--TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---0.30
12--PIONEER WOMAN---0.30
13--GIRL MEETS FARM---0.30
14--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE: REVISITED---0.29
15--SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT---0.29
16--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES---0.29
17--CHOPPED---0.29
18--CHOPPED CHAMPIONS---0.29
19--VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---0.28
20--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---0.28
21--CHOPPED SWEETS---0.27
22--FOOD NETWORK CHALLENGE---0.27
23--VEGAS CHEF PRIZEFIGHT---0.27
24--GIRL SCOUT COOKIE CHAMPIONSHIP---0.26
25--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE: BEHIND THE IMPOSSIBLE---0.26
26--DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---0.25
27--GIADA ENTERTAINS---0.25
28--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---0.23
29--30 MINUTE MEALS---0.21
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1Q 2020 VS 1Q 2019 FOOD NET SHOWS – AVG VIEWERS & DEMO 18-49
(All original episodes) 

1---DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---(up 19% viewers, up 28% demo 18-49) *
2---SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT---(+17% viewers, +4% demo 18-49) *
3---VALERIE’S HOME COOKING---(+10%, +5%) *
4---THE KITCHEN---(EVEN, -11%)
5---GIRL MEETS FARM---(-1%, -9%)
6---GIADA ENTERTAINS---(-2%, -11%)
7---GGG’S DDD/GGG TEAM TOURNAMENT---(-5%, -17%)
8---SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---(-5%, -23%) 
9---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---(-7%, -13%)
10--TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---(-8%, -20%) 
11--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---(-9%, -4%) 
12--RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE: REVISITED---(-9%, -5%)
13--PIONEER WOMAN---(-9%, -16%)
14--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES---(-9%, -23%) 
15--CHOPPED CHAMPIONS---(-10%, -22%)
16--30 MINUTE MEALS---(-15%, -6%)
17--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---(-15%, -27%)
18--CHOPPED---(-19%, -26%)
19--BUDDY VS DUFF---(-23%, -27%)
20--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: EXTRA ICING---(-24%, -35%)
21--KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---(-28%, -42%)
22--WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---(-29%, -38%)

* from 3Q 2019
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1Q 2020 FOOD NETWORK NEW SHOWS (Jan 1-Mar 31, 2020)
(Avg. Viewers & Avg. Demo 18-49; all original episodes)

1---TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS---1,066,000/0.29
2---THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE SPRING---941,000/0.25
3---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE: BEHIND THE IMPOSSIBLE---830,000/0.17
4---GIRL SCOUT COOKIE CHAMPIONSHIP---778,000/0.22
5---CHOPPED SWEETS---734,000/0.19
6---VEGAS CHEF PRIZEFIGHT---720,000/0.18
7---FOOD NETWORK CHALLENGE---648,000/0.18
8---WORST COOKS: REHEATED---544,000/0.13
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1Q 2020 FOOD NETWORK SPECIALS AND PILOTS (Jan 1-Mar 31, 2020)
(Original Airdate/Viewers & Demo 18-49)

1---BUDDY VS DUFF: BEHIND THE REMATCH (March 15fh)---965,000/0.26
2---GUY’S BIG GAME (February 2nd)---852,000/0.20
3---MARY MCCARTNEY SERVES IT UP (January 5th)---464,000/0.11

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'The Kitchen' was the most watched original show for the last full weekly ratings of the first quarter of 2020, its 13th week in a row. It could change next week, as the 'Tournament of Champions' season finale did 1,549,000 viewers/0.48 demo Wednesday night. It will all depend on this Saturday's episode of 'The Kitchen', related to the current quarantine. 'Spring Baking Championship' continues to pick up steam, 'Buddy vs Duff' is stalled and it isn't the roaring success it was on its first season and 'Delicious Miss Brown' ended its 2nd season as the returning show with the biggest audience/demo growth of the quarter.
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (March 23-29, 2020)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1---THE KITCHEN---Sat 11:00AM---1,511,000 (0.29)
2---TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---Sat 12:00PM---1,350,000 (0.26)
3---SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Mon 9:00PM---1,336,000 (0.30)
4---TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS---Wed 10:00PM---1,260,000 (0.34)
5---PIONEER WOMAN---Sat 10:00AM---1,225,000 (0.21)
6---BUDDY VS DUFF---Sun 9:00PM---1,128,000 (0.33)
7---DELICIOUS MISS BROWN (Season Finale)---Sun 12:00PM---1,029,000 (0.21)
8---THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE---Thu 9:00PM---1,007,000 (0.25)
9---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Fri 9:00PM---1,002,000 (0.28)
10--GIADA ENTERTAINS---Sun 12:30PM---995,000 (0.18)
11--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: CARL RUIZ’ TRIBUTE--Wed 9:00PM--990,000 (0.30)
12--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---Sun 10:00PM---965,000 (0.33)
13--CHOPPED---Tue 9:00PM---903,000 (0.19)
14--VEGAS CHEF PRIZEFIGHT---Thu 10:00PM---849,000 (0.24)
15--CHOPPED SWEETS---Mon 10:00PM---848,000 (0.22)
16--SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT---Tue 10:00PM---832,000 (0.21)

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 Tomorrow at noon Food Network is foisting Joanna Gains on us for an hour of watching her cook.  I don't watch HGTV anymore in large part because I can't stand all these flipping couples and their moppets so I'm not happy having them pollute FN.   To make matters worse, there's an hour of Girl Meets Farm on either side of this annoyance. so we can have 4 times the kiddy-voiced Molly.   Haven't we suffered enough?

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10 hours ago, Maverick said:

 Tomorrow at noon Food Network is foisting Joanna Gains on us for an hour of watching her cook.  I don't watch HGTV anymore in large part because I can't stand all these flipping couples and their moppets so I'm not happy having them pollute FN.   To make matters worse, there's an hour of Girl Meets Farm on either side of this annoyance. so we can have 4 times the kiddy-voiced Molly.   Haven't we suffered enough?

I’m not surprised; the Weirdos From Waco are taking over the DIY Channel and turning it into the Magnolia Channel later this year (I think). The other channels in the same company will likely be airing “specials” that are actually pilots for their channel’s shows. They basically get the benefit of testing out their shows first on established channels.

As an aside, kind of crappy to use the pandemic and resulting quarantines as a framing device. Things are scary and uncertain right now and they’re predicting the peak of the first wave that we’re in somewhere in the next six weeks.

What I want to know is why these two freaks are so special and popular enough to have their own entire TV channel off the back of one popular show and a magazine (whose success and popularity I admittedly don’t know)? Not even Martha Stewart Omnimedia has her own channel (and that’s something I’ve always hoped for). Oprah having her own channel makes more sense and even I was all WTF when that first happened. But at least her channel produces original content that isn’t 24/7 Oprah and shows that likely would have not found a home elsewhere (e.g., Queen Sugar). The Magnolia Channel is most likely going to be just Chip & JoJo(‘s Bizarre Adventure).

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3 hours ago, Automne said:

I’m not surprised; the Weirdos From Waco are taking over the DIY Channel and turning it into the Magnolia Channel later this year (I think).

What I want to know is why these two freaks are so special and popular enough to have their own entire TV channel off the back of one popular show and a magazine (whose success and popularity I admittedly don’t know)? The Magnolia Channel is most likely going to be just Chip & JoJo(‘s Bizarre Adventure).

Thank you for all the description of those two. They, the rest of the flippers and those damn twins are why I quit paying attention to HGTV.  I've gotten weird questioning responses from the Weirdos From Waco's fans when I made the same kind of comments about them here and elsewhere. That family has always given me that "there's something not right" feeling.

I was into FN for a few years after my Mom died because the shows were a nice distraction and kind of bubble viewing.   Around the same time FN quit showing Chopped as often is when I realized I had burnt out on it. Over the Summer last year I finally burnt out on most of the "Baking Championship" shows. I think the reason I still watch Guy's Grocery Games fairly often is because it reminds me of the Supermarket Sweep game show that's been re-airing on Buzzr the past couple years. I remember watching it when it originally started airing on Lifetime 100 years ago. I didn't watch Restaurant Impossible when it originally aired so I've been going down the familiar road that leads to over watching it and the followup of past episode shows.

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14 hours ago, Maverick said:

 Tomorrow at noon Food Network is foisting Joanna Gains on us for an hour of watching her cook.  I don't watch HGTV anymore in large part because I can't stand all these flipping couples and their moppets so I'm not happy having them pollute FN.   To make matters worse, there's an hour of Girl Meets Farm on either side of this annoyance. so we can have 4 times the kiddy-voiced Molly.   Haven't we suffered enough?

Thanks for the warning. Ugh.

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So, I watched. Meh. It was home videos shot by Ella of Joanna cooking. She made chili with cornbread, zucchini bread, and chocolate chip cookies. A bunch of nonsense on how they’re surviving quarantine on their large farm. Then a clip of Joanna’s cooking show of her recruiting two friends to help her make garlic knots, a layered salad, and I think some sort of lasagna pasta bake and footage of her and Chip renovating the grist mill where the cooking show will be filmed. Absolutely nothing groundbreaking.

Not to sound like a total Negative Nellie, I will say the grist mill kitchen is quite nice. It still exhibits Joanna’s aversion to color, other than the gold accents on the stove, but I do like how the spices were organized.

 

As for a general FN/CC topic, I wonder COVID-19 and the resulting quarantines for however long it will go on will change food shows. I would love to see the end of 1.) the constant competition shows and the DDD type shows and 2.) gatherings and entertaining always being the framework for cooking shows. Not everybody likes entertaining or having more than a couple of close friends over once in a while. I’d like to see more baking shows that aren’t competitions (bring back Baked In Vermont!) and cooking shows with actual chefs (not bloggers) that get back to basics and cooking for one or two people. You’ve got people flying the dark right now because so much is focused on cooking for 4+ people. Most people don’t want to be eating leftovers of one meal for a week.

 

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8 hours ago, Automne said:

I wonder COVID-19 and the resulting quarantines for however long it will go on will change food shows. I would love to see the end of 1.) the constant competition shows and the DDD type shows and 2.) gatherings and entertaining always being the framework for cooking shows. Not everybody likes entertaining or having more than a couple of close friends over once in a while. I’d like to see more baking shows that aren’t competitions (bring back Baked In Vermont!) and cooking shows with actual chefs (not bloggers) that get back to basics and cooking for one or two people.

I do know that Alton Brown is currently doing a series on his YouTube channel called Pantry Raid.  It appears to be a Good Eats-style show where he's making recipes with things that most people would have in their pantries but haven't necessarily needed or wanted to get out until now.

This might be the forefront of the change you're looking for.

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One thing I did like about the Joanna Gaines show was that she acknowledged that you might not have all the ingredients, particularly these days. Either substitutions or "leave it out" were part of the show. 

That Alton Brown pantry thing would be good stuff right about now. I have some seriously disparate ingredients in the cupboard, and it would be nice to hear some fresh thoughts about what to do with tomatoes, canned green beans, and some ghee. (hmmm, Moroccan green beans...) 

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Never underestimate the power of Magnolia. Sunday's 'In The Kitchen with Joanna Gaines' special topped 'The Kitchen' for FN's most watched show of the week, the first that includes ratings for the 2Q that started Wednesday. It was the first time since February 22, 2016 with an episode of 'Kids Baking Championship' (2.28M) that a show on FN was watched by 2 million viewers or more. There were other times when shows like 'Food Network Star' and 'Holiday Baking Championship' in 2017 or the 'Halloween Wars' premiere in 2018 were close of reaching the 2M mark but came short.

It it weren't for the Gaines' special, 'The Kitchen' would have been the top show for the 14th week in a row as it barely beat the 'Tournament of Champions' finale. Meanwhile, 'Buddy vs Duff' has been stable this season but way off the numbers from last year and 'Vegas Chef Prizefight' next to last episode struggled again.
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (March 30-April 5, 2020)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1---IN THE KITCHEN: JOANNA GAINES (Special)--Sun 12:00PM--2,090,000 (0.40)
2---THE KITCHEN: QUARANTINE EDITION---Sat 11:00AM---1,560,000 (0.29)
3---TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS (S. Finale)--Wed 10:00PM--1,549,000 (0.48)
4---TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---Sat 12:00PM---1,391,000 (0.26)
5---SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Mon 9:00PM---1,311,000 (0.30)
6---PIONEER WOMAN---Sat 10:00AM---1,179,000 (0.23)
7---GIRL MEETS FARM---Sun 11:00AM---1,150,000 (0.22)
8---BUDDY VS DUFF---Sun 9:00PM---1,134,000 (0.31)
9---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Fri 9:00PM---1,113,000 (0.30)
10--BEAT BOBBY FLAY---Sun 10:00PM---893,000 (0.26)
11--THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE---Thu 9:00PM---889,000 (0.23)
12--CHOPPED---Tue 9:00PM---810,000 (0.27)
13--CHOPPED SWEETS---Mon 10:00PM---787,000 (0.20)
14--SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT---Tue 10:00PM---771,000 (0.23)
15--VEGAS CHEF PRIZEFIGHT---Thu 10:00PM---654,000 (0.16)

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I wonder if FN is filming some at home or minimally staffed stand and stirs yet. Flying contestants and judges into New York for big production competitions is a no go right now and who knows when road shows will be a workable option again.

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I read Pioneer Woman has already rolled out at home shows with her family doing the shooting on iPhones. I don't watch her show, but others commented on it.

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20 minutes ago, chessiegal said:

I read Pioneer Woman has already rolled out at home shows with her family doing the shooting on iPhones. I don't watch her show, but others commented on it.

With the four hundred thousand acres she and her family owns, they could be the ultimate social distancers. 

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On 4/13/2020 at 4:52 PM, xaxat said:

who knows when road shows will be a workable option again.

I guess that time would be now.

Food Network Delivers Guy Fieri Quarantine Series ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: Takeout’

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Starting April 24, Fieri will check in with four former Triple D chefs from across the country via video-chat to see how they’re holding up, and how they have transformed their businesses to keep serving customers. Each chef has sent a list of ingredients of their featured recipes straight to Guy’s house and will guide him through each step to make the dish, just like when he is on the road.

This comes after Food Network President Courtney White told Deadline that the Discovery-owned network was discussing lockdown content from its top stars. “We’re talking to him about how he can get creative with that show,” he said. “Guy obviously can’t go and visit restaurants, but what is a way that we could approach it? Could he visit restaurants remotely?”

 

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Like most of its run, 'Vegas Chef Prizefight' finished as the week's least watched original. It's 6 episode season averaged 707,000 viewers/0.17 demo; so far, its FN's least watched new show of the year and, those numbers most likely don't guarantee a second season.

Meanwhile, 'Chopped's latest stunt to grab higher ratings, 'Beat the Judge' worked: the last time an episode of 'Chopped' had a million viewers or more was on March 19th, 2019. The second episode was down 15%, again to less than a million viewers.

'GGG: Behind the Games' didn't premiere to 'Tournament of Champions' numbers but, its 2nd episode was up 9% and Guy's shows, while don't get 1M+ viewers every week, get nice and consistent viewers/demos: that's why he's on FN more than 60 hours a week.
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (April 6-12, 2020)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1---THE KITCHEN---Sat 11:00AM---1,510,000 (0.30)
2---BUDDY VS DUFF---Sun 9:00PM---1,386,000 (0.38)
3---SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---Mon 9:00PM---1,373,000 (0.30)
4---TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN---Sat 12:00PM---1,371,000 (0.26)
5---PIONEER WOMAN: STAYING HOME---Sat 10:00AM---1,315,000 (0.25)
6---CHOPPED: BEAT THE JUDGE (Series Premiere)--Tue 9:00PM--1,145,000 (0.33)
7---GIRL MEETS FARM---Sun 11:00AM---1,034,000 (0.20)
8---BEAT BOBBY FLAY---Sun 10:00PM---1,007,000 (0.26)
9---THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE---Thu 9:00PM---1,001,000 (0.25)
10--DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---Fri 9:00PM---983,000 (0.27)
11--GIADA ENTERTAINS---Sun 12:30PM---929,000 (0.18)
12--CHOPPED SWEETS---Mon 10:00PM---907,000 (0.22)
13--SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT---Tue 10:00PM---864,000 (0.28)
14--GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: BIG LEAGUE TEAMS--Wed 9:00PM--838,000 (0.27)
15--GGG: BEHIND THE GAMES (S. Premiere)--Wed 10:00PM--793,000 (0.27)
16--VEGAS CHEF PRIZEFIGHT (Finale)---Thu 10:00PM---706,000 (0.16)

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