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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (February 1-7, 2021) 
Source: Showbuzzdaily 

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

1---THE KITCHEN---Saturday 11:00AM---1,331,000 (0.24) 
2---PIONEER WOMAN: HOME SWEET HOME---
Saturday 10:00AM---1,301,000 (0.21) 
3---DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---
Sunday 12:00PM---1,094,000 (0.20)
4---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---
Monday 9:00PM---1,066,000 (0.26)
5---GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---
Saturday 12:00PM---1,002,000 (0.19) 
6---CHOPPED: GRUDGE MATCH (Finale)---
Tuesday 9:00PM---929,000 (0.24)
7---BEAT BOBBY FLAY---
Thursday 8:00PM---920,000 (0.22) 
GUY’S GROCERY GAMES REPACKAGED---
Wednesday 9:00PM---631,000 (0.20)
8---CUPCAKE GUYS TRAINING CAMP (Special)---
Saturday 1:00PM---622,000 (0.16)
9---SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT---
Tuesday 10:00PM---593,000 (0.19) 
10-KITCHEN CRASH---
Wednesday 10:00PM---372,000 (0.14) 
11-YUM & YUMMER (Special, 2Hrs.)---
Thursday 9:00AM---183,000 (0.04)

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The penultimate week of 'Kids Baking Championship's ratings were up 7 percent in viewers and 4% demo from last season's (1.04M/0.23 on 2/24/2020). 'KBC' picked up steam midseason after starting considerably down from last season. 

'Worst Cooks' continues its downward spiral, with one of the lowest rated episodes ever, without major competition from sports or news events. The 2 remaining episodes must get big ratings to avoid becoming the lowest rated season ever: so far, 'WC' is down 12% in viewers and 18% demo from last year (Alton Brown's season; lowest rated ever). 'Cooks' is one of the shows that didn't get any on-air promo time from FN, in favor of Discovery+.

Another show impacted by FN's promo relinquishing was 'Supermarket Stakeout,' which aired its final episode before being taken off the schedule. The show was down 27% in viewers and 30% demo from last season. 

Finally, 'Kitchen Crash' ended its 6 episode season up 27% in viewers and 21% demo from the previous week. The pre-COVID pilot was the 2nd highest rated episode out of the 6, which means viewers were more receptive to the original format than the COVID restricted episodes. This show had a lot against it: 4 out of 6 weeks, political events had viewers glued to news networks, promotion for it stopped a week before its premiere, due to the launch of Discovery+ and its lead-in ('GGG: Delivery') didn't get strong ratings, airing repackaged shows its final 2 weeks. It'll take a lot of convincing to FN about renewing the show for another season and, if it goes ahead, more likely would end on Disvovery+.   
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (February 8-14, 2021) 
Source: Showbuzzdaily 

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

1---THE KITCHEN---Saturday 11:00AM---1,128,000 (0.15)
2---PIONEER WOMAN: HOME SWEET HOME---
Saturday 10:00AM---1,124,000 (0.16) 
3---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---
Monday 9:00PM---1,110,000 (0.24) 
4---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---
Friday 9:00PM---1,035,000 (0.25)
5---GIRL MEETS FARM---
Sunday 11:00AM---981,000 (0.20) 
6---DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---
Sunday 12:00PM---931,000 (0.14) 
7---CHOPPED---
Tuesday 9:00PM---918,000 (0.23)
8---GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---
Saturday 12:00PM---880,000 (0.13)
9---BEAT BOBBY FLAY---
Thursday 8:00PM---842,000 (0.21)
10-WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---
Sunday 9:00PM---801,000 (0.19)
GUY’S GROCERY GAMES REPACKAGED---
Wednesday 9:00PM---716,000 (0.23) 
11-SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT (Finale)---
Tuesday 10:00PM---579,000 (0.13)
12-KITCHEN CRASH (Finale)---
Wednesday 10:00PM---473,000 (0.17)

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 I only watched a couple of episodes of Kitchen Crash.   What was different about the pre-COVID pilot that was so much better?  Because the ones I saw weren't exactly socially distanced and the (lack of) quality of the show didn't have anything to do with COVID.  I wouldn't be sad if this returned as streaming only.

 I noticed even though my cable guide said Supermarket Stakeout was supposed to be on last week but a Chopped rerun aired instead.  I was surprised it did well enough to warrant a second season but I still like it better than Kitchen Crash.   I guess the rest of the season will be burned off on Saturday afternoons. 

 I think Worst Cooks is just worn out.  the only thing that changes from season to season is the rival chef and that doesn't really change anything (except for Alton who added 100% ,more tension).   

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The season finale of 'Kids Baking Championship' was up 11 percent in viewers and a whopping 36% in demo from last year's 2hr finale (1.09M/0.25 on 3/2/2020). For the season, 'KBC' averaged 1.08M/0.26, up 1% in viewers and 13% in demo from 2020.
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (February 15-21, 2021) 
Source: Showbuzzdaily 

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

1---THE KITCHEN---Saturday 11:00AM---1,345,000 (0.22)
2---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP (Season Finale, 2Hrs.)---
Monday 9:00PM---1,207,000 (0.34)
3---PIONEER WOMAN: HOME SWEET HOME---
Saturday 10:00AM---1,093,000 (0.16)
4---GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---
Saturday 12:00PM---1,039,000 (0.20)
5---GIRL MEETS FARM---
Sunday 11:00AM---997,000 (0.23)
6---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---
Friday 9:00PM---991,000 (0.24)
7---CHOPPED: MEAT FIGHT (Premiere)---
Tuesday 9:00PM---917,000 (0.21)
8---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---
Sunday 9:00PM---832,000 (0.22) 
9---BEAT BOBBY FLAY---
Thursday 8:00PM---797,000 (0.21) 
10-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: DELIVERY---
Wednesday 9:00PM---584,000 (0.21)

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As expected, 'Worst Cooks in America' had its worst rated finale and season ever, down 29 percent in viewers and 35% demo from last year's finale with Alton Brown (1.13M/0.31 on 3/8/2020). Out of the 8 episodes of the season, only 2 barely cracked the 1M mark and only once made the top 5 most watched originals for the week. Also for the first time, the show didn't average 1M viewers for the season, not even 900,000. It averaged 891,000/0.22, down 14% in viewers and 18% demo from 2020.

'Spring Baking Championship's premiere was down 10% in viewers but up 4% in demo from last year (1.13M/0.24 on 3/9/2020), while the pilot for the show 'Save The Leftovers,' hosted by Antonia Lofaso, was the second lowest rated special or pilot so far this year, bested only by the second preview episode of 'Cakealikes.'
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (February 22-28, 2021) 
Source: Showbuzzdaily 

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

1---THE KITCHEN---Saturday 11:00AM---1,288,000 (0.22) 
2---PIONEER WOMAN: HOME SWEET HOME---
Saturday 10:00AM---1,223,000 (0.22)
3---GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---
Saturday 12:00PM---1,110,000 (0.20)
4---CHOPPED: MEAT FIGHT---
Tuesday 9:00PM---1,056,000 (0.30)
5---GIRL MEETS FARM---
Sunday 11:00AM---1,051,000 (0.17)
6---SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP (Season Premiere, 90min.)---
Monday 9:00PM---1,020,000 (0.25) 
7---DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---
Sunday 12:00PM---1,013,000 (0.17)
8---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---
Friday 9:00PM---944,000 (0.20)
9---BEAT BOBBY FLAY---
Thursday 8:00PM---851,000 (0.23) 
10-WORST COOKS IN AMERICA (Season Finale, 90min)---
Sunday 9:00PM---818,000 (0.20)
11-SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP: MEMORABLE BAKES (Special)---
Monday 10:30PM---661,000 (0.15)
12-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: DELIVERY---
Wednesday 9:00PM---632,000 (0.22)
13-SAVE THE LEFTOVERS (Pilot)---
Wednesday 10:00PM---447,000 (0.12)

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 Save the Leftovers.  Man was that show dumb.   That would have been an ill conceived idea pre-panademic but was utterly stupid in the world of covid. 

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Food Network's New Series CHEF BOOT CAMP Premieres Thursday, April 8th at 10PM ET/PT

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Cliff Crooks, Culinary Director of a global restaurant brand whose job entails making sure the entire enterprise runs smoothly, helps struggling chefs from restaurants across the country prove that they deserve to keep running their kitchens.  Nominated by their respective restaurant owners, each episode Cliff will put a trio of underperforming chefs through a grueling series of challenges to test their real-world culinary skills and fitness for the role.

In each episode, three struggling chefs embark on a three-day boot camp with Cliff who will assess their skills in the kitchen and address their areas for improvement.  After an introduction to each chef that reveals what brought them to boot camp, he gets a firsthand look and taste of one of their signature dishes to begin to understand what the issues may be.  Next, the chefs must demonstrate fundamental cooking techniques of a classic dish which they must create on time and to Cliff’s satisfaction, showing their skills, knowledge, and ability in the kitchen.

 

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This sounds like a slightly different version of reality shows that I have already seen.

Edited by icemiser69 · Reason: Toned down my crankiness.
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Although the second season premiere of 'Tournament of Champions' had almost a 40 percent increase in viewers and 25% demo over season 1's premiere (838,000/0.24 on Wed 3/4, 2020), given the huge amount of promotion that the show got for weeks (no other show on FN right now gets any promotion unless its tied to a sponsor), ratings aren't 'Holiday Baking Championship' or 'Buddy vs Duff' numbers. Great, but not spectacular. The show didn't premiere as the most watched show for the week either. We'll see the reults for episode 2, as viewership increased by 25% at that time during season 1. 

The season premiere of 'The Great Food Truck Race' last Sunday 3/7 at 699,000 viewers and 0.16 demo, was the lowest rated season premiere ever, even lower than the holiday edition's premiere (749,000/0.21 on Wed 11/27, 2019). Maybe the reason for this drop was the fact that its lead-in ('Tournament of Champions Recap Show') lost more than a third of 'TOC's audience.
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (March 1-7, 2021) 
Source: Showbuzzdaily 

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

1---THE KITCHEN---Saturday 11:00AM---1,281,000 (0.19)
2---TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS (90min Season Premiere; New Day & Time)---
Sunday 8:00PM---1,167,000 (0.30)
3---SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---
Monday 9:00PM---1,034,000 (0.22) 
4---PIONEER WOMAN: HOME SWEET HOME---
Saturday 10:00AM---1,033,000 (0.17)
5---GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---
Saturday 12:00PM---992,000 (0.15) 
6---BEAT BOBBY FLAY---
Thursday 8:00PM---973,000 (0.25)
7---DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---
Sunday 12:00PM---954,000 (0.16)
8---GIRL MEETS FARM---
Sunday 11:00AM---941,000 (0.17) 
9---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---
Friday 9:00PM---922,000 (0.19) 
10-TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS: S1: BEHIND THE BATTLES (Special)---
Sunday 7:00PM---853,000 (0.18) 
11-CHOPPED: MEAT FIGHT (Finale)---
Tuesday 9:00PM---785,000 (0.23) 
12-EASTER BASKET CHALLENGE (Series Premiere)---
Monday 10:00PM---780,000 (0.20)
13-TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS: RECAP SHOW (Series Premiere)---
Sunday 9:30PM---763,000 (0.18)
14-THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE (Season Premiere; New Day & Time)---
Sunday 10:00PM---699,000 (0.16)
15-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: DELIVERY---
Wednesday 9:00PM---681,000 (0.17) 
16-THE BIG BAKE (Season Premiere)---
Monday 11:00PM---547,000 (0.14)

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49 minutes ago, ny1221 said:

Maybe the reason for this drop was the fact that its lead-in ('Tournament of Champions Recap Show') lost more than a third of 'TOC's audience.

 Said recap show was dumb because who wants to sit there and listen to 3 people babble on about something we just spent an hour and a half watching, which included---the same 3 people babbling on about what happened as it was happening. 

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Just an FYI to anyone that may care - FN has brought back "Dinner Impossible" with Robert Irvine to air on broadcast cable and Discovery+.

Also, "Restaurant Impossible" new episodes were only airing on Discovery+ this season but FN made the decision to bring it back to broadcast cable as well as air on Discovery+.

This article discusses it more:

https://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/2021/03/restaurant-impossible-back-on-food-network/

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I find it mindboggling that there are people who would actually subscribe to a streaming service because they want to watch Robert Irvine. Apparently not enough of them, though. 

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When Restaurant: Impossible returned it actually got decent ratings.  I assume FN thought there was a lot of pent up Robert Irvine love out there and that it would make a good show for streaming only.  I also assume that's why they brought back Dinner: Impossible.   

 I'm beginning to wonder if, with so many of their new shows failing to catch on, Food Network is raiding the vault to see what all they can reboot.   They've brought back both of Irvine's shows, the tried to bring back Food Network Challenge (with an abomination that had no business using that name) and I saw Claire Robinson on Beat Bobby Flay recently. She's been gone from FN for a while and they'll often use a gig there to promote some other show, special or personality. 

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6 hours ago, bad things are bad said:

I find it mindboggling that there are people who would actually subscribe to a streaming service because they want to watch Robert Irvine. Apparently not enough of them, though. 

Probably more than one FN viewer:

Robert Irvine's coming back!  Yay!

Oh, I have to pay for a streaming service to watch him?

Well, I don't need to watch him that badly.

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Last week's episode 2 of 'Tournament of Champions' was up 2 percent in viewers and stayed even in the demo. It remained behind 'The Kitchen' as the most watched show of the week, but just barely. The show still isn't getting the big game show event numbers as other shows, despite tons of promotion by FN, so we'll see what happens this week. 'TOC's recap show was down 3% in viewers but up 5 in demo. 

'The Great Food Truck Race' was up 5% in viewers and a whopping 25 in demo, and it retains most of the 'TOC's recap show audience (almost 40% of the audience leaves as soon as the 90min 'TOC' ends), while 'Restaurant Impossible' returned with basically the same numbers it got when it previewed for Discovery+ back in January. 
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (March 8-14, 2021) 
Source: Showbuzzdaily 

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

1---THE KITCHEN---Saturday 11:00AM---1,195,000 (0.18) 
2---TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS (90min.)---
Sunday 8:00PM---1,193,000 (0.30) 
3---GIRL MEETS FARM---
Sunday 11:00AM---1,042,000 (0.18)
4---DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---
Sunday 12:00PM---1,039,000 (0.22) 
5---PIONEER WOMAN: HOME SWEET HOME---
Saturday 10:00AM---996,000 (0.17)
6---SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---
Monday 9:00PM---954,000 (0.21)
7---GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---
Saturday 12:00PM---923,000 (0.16)
8---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---
Friday 9:00PM---863,000 (0.21)
9---CHOPPED---
Tuesday 9:00PM---835,000 (0.24) 
10-BEAT BOBBY FLAY---
Thursday 8:00PM---784,000 (0.21) 
11-RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE (Return)---
Thursday 9:00PM---762,000 (0.20) 
12-TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS RECAP SHOW---
Sunday 9:30PM---738,000 (0.19) 
13-THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE---
Sunday 10:00PM---737,000 (0.20) 
14-DINNER IMPOSSIBLE (Return; Season Premiere)---
Thursday 10:00PM---656,000 (0.16) 
15-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: DELIVERY---
Wednesday 9:00PM---634,000 (0.16) 
16-EASTER BASKET CHALLENGE---
Monday 10:00PM---593,000 (0.13) 
17-THE BIG BAKE---
Monday 11:00PM---340,000 (0.07)

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Week 3 of 'Tournament of Champions' dropped 4 percent in viewers and 3% in demo from week 2, while the recap show was down 12 and 4% respectively. 'The Great Food Truck Race' also went down from the previous week: 10% in viewers and 20% demo.
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (March 15-21, 2021) 
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1---THE KITCHEN---Saturday 11:00AM---1,189,000 (0.18)
2---TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS (90min.)---
Sunday 8:00PM---1,139,000 (0.29)
3---PIONEER WOMAN: HOME SWEET HOME---
Saturday 10:00AM---1,020,000 (0.16)
4---GIRL MEETS FARM---
Sunday 11:00AM---932,000 (0.18) 
5---DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---
Sunday 12:00PM---927,000 (0.19) 
6---BEAT BOBBY FLAY---
Thursday 8:00PM---880,000 (0.20) 
7---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---
Friday 9:00PM---872,000 (0.16)
8---CHOPPED---
Tuesday 9:00PM---858,000 (0.26)
9---SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---
Monday 9:00PM---813,000 (0.16) 
10-RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---
Thursday 9:00PM---773,000 (0.15) 
11-THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE---
Sunday 10:00PM---662,000 (0.16)
12-TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS RECAP SHOW---
Sunday 9:30PM---650,000 (0.15)
13-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: DELIVERY---
Wednesday 9:00PM---633,000 (0.16)
14-EASTER BASKET CHALLENGE---
Monday 10:00PM---596,000 (0.13) 
15-DINNER IMPOSSIBLE---
Thursday 10:00PM---586,000 (0.11) 
16-THE BIG BAKE---
Monday 11:00PM---367,000 (0.09)

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As Guy Fieri's 'Tournament of Champions' reached half of its run, so it also reached the top spot in the weekly ratings, as it beat 'The Kitchen' by 11 percent in viewers. Last time a primetime game show topped the ratings was on Christmas week last year with 'Holiday Baking Championship.' Since then, 'The Kitchen' was number one for 11 out of 12 weeks ('Pioneer Woman' was tops the remaining week). 
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (March 22-28, 2021) 
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1---TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS (90min.)---Sunday 8:00PM---1,269,000 (0.34)
2---THE KITCHEN (Season Finale)---
Saturday 11:00AM---1,139,000 (0.17) 
3---PIONEER WOMAN: HOME SWEET HOME---
Saturday 10:00AM---1,120,000 (0.18) 
4---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---
Friday 9:00PM---938,000 (0.21)
5---GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---
Saturday 12:00PM---937,000 (0.16)
6---GIRL MEETS FARM---
Sunday 11:00AM---929,000 (0.17) 
7---SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---
Monday 9:00PM---928,000 (0.18) 
8---CHOPPED---
Tuesday 9:00PM---839,000 (0.21)
9---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---
Thursday 9:00PM---833,000 (0.17)
10-BEAT BOBBY FLAY---
Thursday 8:00PM---764,000 (0.18) 
11-TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS RECAP SHOW---
Sunday 9:30PM---675,000 (0.17)
12-EASTER BASKET CHALLENGE---
Monday 10:00PM---664,000 (0.16) 
13-THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE---
Sunday 10:00PM---628,000 (0.16) 
14-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: DELIVERY---
Wednesday 9:00PM---608,000 (0.18) 
15-DINNER IMPOSSIBLE---
Thursday 10:00PM---510,000 (0.11) 
16-THE BIG BAKE---
Monday 11:00PM---477,000 (0.11)

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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (March 29-April 4, 2021) 
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1---THE KITCHEN (Season Premiere)---Sunday 11:00AM---1,255,000 (0.22) 
2---TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS (90min.)---
Sunday 8:00PM---1,211,000 (0.29)
3---PIONEER WOMAN: HOME SWEET HOME---
Saturday 10:00AM---1,165,000 (0.20) 
4---GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN (Season Finale)---
Saturday 12:00PM---1,034,000 (0.16) 
5---SYMON’S DINNERS (Season Premiere; New Day)---
Saturday 12:30PM---971,000 (0.16)
6---SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---
Monday 9:00PM---964,000 (0.20) 
7---CHOPPED: HANGRY BASKETS (Premiere)---
Tuesday 9:00PM---937,000 (0.21) 
8---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---
Friday 9:00PM---928,000 (0.24)
9---DELICIOUS MISS BROWN (Season Finale)---
Sunday 12:00PM---895,000 (0.20) 
10-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: DELIVERY---
Wednesday 9:00PM---780,000 (0.24)
11-BEAT BOBBY FLAY---
Thursday 8:00PM---711,000 (0.19)
12-EASTER BASKET CHALLENGE (Finale)---
Monday 10:00PM---711,000 (0.14) 
13-TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS RECAP SHOW---
Sunday 9:30PM---694,000 (0.18)
14-RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---
Thursday 9:00PM---674,000 (0.16)
15-THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE---
Sunday 10:00PM---583,000 (0.12) 
16-DINNER IMPOSSIBLE---
Thursday 10:00PM---574,000 (0.13) 
17-THE BIG BAKE---
Monday 11:00PM---480,000 (0.11)
18-FOOD PARADISE (3hrs.)---
Friday 10:00AM---288,000 (0.05)

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2021’s 1st quarter marked the launch of Discovery+ and Discovery promoted it tirelessly over all its networks, included FN. The only show that got the same amount of endless promotion as D+ was ‘Tournament of Champions.’ As a result, many long running primetime shows (like 'The Great Food Truck Race,' 'Worst Cooks' and 'Spring Baking Championship') weren't promoted at all; as a result, they had huge audience drops, with 'Food Truck Race' losing a quarter of its viewers and a third of its demo from a year ago and ‘Worst Cooks’ having its lowest rated season ever. 5 out of 17 regular series had audience increases compared to 1Q 2020.

Daytime had 4 out of the top 5 most watched shows of the quarter, while primetime dominated in demos. ‘The Kitchen’ was the most watched show for the quarter, but ‘Girl Meets Farm’ beat it in the 18-49 demo by a small margin and beat ‘Pioneer Woman’ in both demos. In primetime, ‘Chopped,’ which has become a gimmicky show, actually improved in demos and was up 7% in viewers from 1Q ’20.

Of the quarter's new shows: ‘Easter Basket Challenge,’ ‘Dinner Impossible’ and ‘Kitchen Crash’ were audience disappointments. ‘Crash’s first 3 episodes coincided with huge news events that affected most entertainment shows and just like ‘Amy Schumer Learns to Cook,’ ‘Crash’ had better demos than some of the other new shows. Maybe because of that, Jeff Mauro announced that the network is relaunching the show. In terms of pilots & specials, a preview of ‘Magnolia Table’ had the top 2 spots with good but not spectacular numbers, while ‘Save the Leftovers’ and ‘Cakealikes’ weren’t successful. 
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FOOD NETWORK 1Q 2021 RATINGS MOST WATCHED SHOWS (Jan.1-Mar.31, 2021) 
(Only Originals; in millions of viewers)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

1---THE KITCHEN---16.16
2---PIONEER WOMAN---14.98
3---GIRL MEETS FARM---11.95
4---GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---11.94
5---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---11.79
5---DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---10.68
7---BEAT BOBBY FLAY---10.01
8---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---8.65
9---GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: DELIVERY---7.22
10-WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---7.13
11-SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---5.71
12-TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS---4.77
13-CHOPPED: GRUDGE MATCH---4.47
14-SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT---3.58
15-CHOPPED---3.45
16-EASTER BASKET CHALLENGE---3.37
17-TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS RECAP SHOW---2.83
18-CHOPPED: MEAT FIGHT---2.76
19-KITCHEN CRASH---2.74
20-THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE---2.73
21-RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---2.37
22-THE BIG BAKE---2.21
23-DINNER IMPOSSIBLE---1.75
24-WORST COOKS: DIRTY DISHES---1.34
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FOOD NETWORK 1Q 2021 RATINGS AVG. VIEWERS (Jan.1-Mar.31, 2021) 
(0nly Originals) 
Source: Showbuzzdaily 

1---THE KITCHEN---1,243,000
2---TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS---1,192,000
3---PIONEER WOMAN---1,152,000
4---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---1,081,000
5---GIRL MEETS FARM---996,000
6---GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---995,000
7---DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---971,000
8---SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---952,000
9---CHOPPED: MEAT FIGHT---919,000
10-DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---907,000
11-CHOPPED: GRUDGE MATCH---895,000
12-WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---891,000
13-CHOPPED---863,000
14-BEAT BOBBY FLAY---834,000
15-RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---789,000
16-TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS RECAP SHOW---707,000
17-THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE---682,000
18-EASTER BASKET CHALLENGE---675,000
19-WORST COOKS: DIRTY DISHES---668,000
20-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: DELIVERY---665,000
21-SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT---596,000
22-DINNER IMPOSSIBLE---584,000
23-KITCHEN CRASH---457,000
24-THE BIG BAKE---442,000
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FOOD NETWORK 1Q 2021 RATING AVG. DEMO 18-49 (Jan.1-Mar.31, 2021) 
(Only Originals)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

1---TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS---0.31 
2---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---0.26 
3---CHOPPED: MEAT FIGHT---0.25 
4---CHOPPED: GRUDGE MATCH---0.24 
5---CHOPPED---0.24 
6---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---0.22 
7---BEAT BOBBY FLAY---0.21 
8---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---0.21
9---GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: DELIVERY---0.21
10-SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---0.20 
11-GIRL MEETS FARM---0.20 
12-THE KITCHEN---0.20  
13-PIONEER WOMAN---0.18 
14-DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---0.18 
15-GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---0.18 
16-RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---0.17 
17-TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS RECAP SHOW---0.17 
18-THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE---0.17 
19-SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT---0.16 
20-KITCHEN CRASH---0.16 
21-EASTER BASKET CHALLENGE---0.15
22-WORST COOKS: DIRTY DISHES---0.15 
23-DINNER IMPOSSIBLE---0.13  
24-THE BIG BAKE---0.10
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FOOD NETWORK 1Q 2021 RATING AVG. DEMO 25-54 (Jan.1-Mar.31, 2021) 
(Only Originals)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

1---TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS---0.42 
2---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---0.35 
3---CHOPPED: MEAT FIGHT---0.33 
4---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---0.31 
5---CHOPPED: GRUDGE MATCH---0.30 
6---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---0.30 
7---BEAT BOBBY FLAY---0.30 
8---CHOPPED---0.30 
9---THE KITCHEN---0.29   
10-SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---0.29 
11-GIRL MEETS FARM---0.28 
12-GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---0.28 
13-PIONEER WOMAN---0.27 
14-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: DELIVERY---0.27 
15-DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---0.27 
16-RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---0.25 
17-SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT---0.25 
18-TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS RECAP SHOW---0.25 
19-THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE---0.23 
20-WORST COOKS: DIRTY DISHES---0.22  
21-EASTER BASKET CHALLENGE---0.21
22-KITCHEN CRASH---0.19 
23-DINNER IMPOSSIBLE---0.18 
24-THE BIG BAKE---0.18
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FOOD NETWORK 1Q 2021 RATING AVG. CHANGE VS 1Q 2020 (Jan.1-Mar.31, 2021) 
(Avg. viewers & demo 18-49 in parenthesis)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

1---TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS---(+12%, +7%)
2---CHOPPED---(+7%, +4%)
3---BEAT BOBBY FLAY---(+7%, EVEN)
4---GUY’S RANCH KITCHEN---(+5%, +6%)
5---DELICIOUS MISS BROWN---(+4%, EVEN)
6---KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---(-1%, +8%)
7---PIONEER WOMAN---(-2%, -14%)
8---GIRL MEETS FARM---(-3%, -4%)
9---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---(-3%, -19%)
10-THE KITCHEN---(-8%, -16%) 
11-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: DELIVERY---(-12%, -4%) 4Q 2020
12-WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---(-14%, -18%) 
13-SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---(-23%, -26%) 
14-RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---(-23%, -29%) 
15-SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT---(-27%, -30%)
16-THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE---(-27%, -32%)
17-THE BIG BAKE---(-38%, -37%) 4Q 2020
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FOOD NETWORK 1Q 2021 RATING NEW SHOWS (Jan.1-Mar.31, 2021) 
(Avg. viewers & demo 18-49)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

1---CHOPPED: MEAT FIGHT---919,000/0.25
2---CHOPPED: GRUDGE MATCH---895,000/0.24
3---TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS RECAP SHOW---707,000/0.17
4---WORST COOKS: DIRTY DISHES---668,000/0.15
5---EASTER BASKET CHALLENGE---666,000/0.15
6---DINNER IMPOSSIBLE---584,000/0.13
7---KITCHEN CRASH---457,000/0.16
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FOOD NETWORK 1Q 2021 PILOTS AND SPECIALS (Jan.1-Mar.31, 2021) 
(Avg. viewers & demos 18-49 and 25-54)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

1---DISCOVERY+: MAGNOLIA TABLE 2 (January 3)---1,048,000/0.18/0.27
2---DISCOVERY+: MAGNOLIA TABLE 1 (January 3)---910,000/0.16/0.24
3---TOC S1: BEHIND THE BATTLES (March 7)---853,000/0.18/0.31
4---DISCOVERY+: RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE (January 7)---774,000/0.19
5---SPRING BAKING CHAMP: MEMORABLE BAKES (February 22)---661,000/0.15/0.18
6---CUPCAKE GUYS TRAINING CAMP (February 6)---622,000/0.16/0.21
7---DISCOVERY+: THE MAKING OF MAGNOLIA TABLE (January 3)---621,000/0.10/0.16
8---DISCOVERY+: BOBBY AND GIADA IN ITALY (January 14)---494,000/0.14
9---DISCOVERY+: FIRST LOOK (January 3)---478,000/0.10/0.14
10-REAL TIME WITH CLAIRE (Pilot; January 23)---465,000/0.06
11-DISCOVERY+: CAKEALIKES (January 17)---459,000/0.13/0.16
12-SAVE THE LEFTOVERS (Pilot; February 24)---447,000/0.12/0.18
13-DISCOVERY+: CAKEALIKES (January 24)---405,000/0.09/0.13

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The season finale of 'The Great Food Truck Race' was down 30 percent in viewers and 38% demo from last year's finale (967,000/0.26 on Thursday 4/23/2020). For the season, it averaged 664,000/0.16, down 31% in viewers and 36% demo from 2020. Clearly, warm locations work better for this show.

'Tournament of Champions' was once again the most watched original for the week. With its finale still to air, the show is up 6% in viewers and down 6% in demo from last year. 

A year after the 'In The Kitchen with Joanna Gaines' special aired on FN, becoming the network's most watched show of 2020 with more than 2M viewers, the magic didn't translate this year, regardless of the tireless and endless promotion the Gaines get on all Discovery networks; the best 'Magnolia Table' did was 3rd place, down 46% in viewers and 60% demo from 'In The Kitchen' last year. So far, ratings for Magnolia shows that have aired on FN, have been good but not spectacular. 
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (April 5-11, 2021) 
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1---TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS---Sun 8:00PM---1,387,000 (0.33) 
2---THE KITCHEN---
Sat 11:00AM---1,204,000 (0.19) 
3---D+: MAGNOLIA TABLE 1 (Special)---
Sat 12:00PM---1,144,000 (0.21) 
4---GIRL MEETS FARM---
Sun 11:00AM---1,106,000 (0.24) 
5---SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---
Mon 9:00PM---988,000 (0.17)
6---D+: MAGNOLIA TABLE 2 (Special)---
Sat 1:00PM---978,000 (0.14) 
7---D+: ZOE BAKES (Special)---
Sat 12:30PM---950,000 (0.19) 
8---PIONEER WOMAN: HOME SWEET HOME---
Sat 10AM---945,000 (0.16) 
9---BEAT BOBBY FLAY---
Thu 8:00PM---796,000 (0.20) 
10-RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---
Thu 9:00PM---794,000 (0.15) 
11-CHOPPED: HANGRY BASKETS (Finale)---
Tue 9:00PM---756,000 (0.22) 
12-D+: RANCH TO TABLE (Special)---
Sat 1:30PM---756,000 (0.11) 
13-TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS RECAP---
Sun 9:30PM---752,000 (0.19) 
14-DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---
Fri 9:00PM---730,000 (0.15) 
15-GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE (S. Finale)---
Sun 10:00PM---677,000 (0.16) 
16-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: DELIVERY---
Wed 9:00PM---637,000 (0.18)
17-CHEF BOOT CAMP (S. Premiere)---
Thu 10:00PM---605,000 (0.16) 
18-CAKEALIKES---
Mon 10:00PM---552,000 (0.14) 
19-THE BIG BAKE---
Mon 11:00PM---450,000 (0.12) 
20-FOOD TRUCK REHAB (Pilot)---
Sun 11:00PM---347,000 (0.09) 
21-FOOD PARADISE (2hrs.)---
Fri 11:00AM---267,000 (0.08)

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‘Tournament of Champions’ season 2's finale was up 12 percent in viewers but down 12 in demo from last year’s (1.55M/0.49 on Wed., April 1st, 2020). Overall, even with a better day and timeslot and endless promotion on all Discovery networks, the show was up only 12% in viewers and stayed even in demos from Season 1. 

With coverage of the Royal funeral from London last Saturday morning on many cable and broadcast networks, the duo of ‘Pioneer Woman’ and ‘The Kitchen’ hit their lowest ratings in five months.
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (April 12-18, 2021) 
Source: Showbuzzdaily 

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

1---TOURN. OF CHAMPIONS (S. Finale, 2hrs.)---Sun 8PM---1,733,000 (0.43) 
2---THE KITCHEN---
Sat 11AM---1,087,000 (0.17) 
3---SYMON’S DINNERS (New Time)---
Sat 12PM---1,054,000 (0.20) 
4---GIRL MEETS FARM---
Sun 11AM---943,000 (0.18)
5---PIONEER WOMAN: HOME SWEET HOME---
Sat 10AM---875,000 (0.16)
6---SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---
Mon 9PM---860,000 (0.18)
7---CHOPPED: MARTHA RULES (Premiere)---
Tue 9PM---833,000 (0.20) 
8---BEAT BOBBY FLAY---
Thu 8PM---832,000 (0.21) 
9---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---
Thu 9PM---750,000 (0.14) 
10-DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---
Fri 9PM---738,000 (0.15)
11-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: DELIVERY---
Wed 9PM---731,000 (0.21) 
12-CHEF BOOT CAMP---
Thu 10PM---541,000 (0.16)
13-CAKEALIKES---
Mon 10PM---440,000 (0.13) 
14-THE BIG BAKE (Finale)---
Mon 11PM---399,000 (0.10)

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Love Symon's show and glad it's on Saturday now.

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How low can 'Worst Cooks' go...in ratings that is? The premiere of 'WCA,' with Michael Symon as co-host, became the show's lowest rated premiere ever, down 7 percent in viewers and 23% demo from Carla Hall's in January (1,002,000/0.22 on 1/3), which was the lowest. Compared to 'Worst Cooks Celebrity' (which 'Best of the Worst' apparently is taking over this year) is even worst: down 31 and 51% respectively (1,356,000/0.35 on 5/20/2020). This is the first time ever that a 'WCA' premiere was watched by less than a million viewers. We'll see how the show does next, as they had the Oscars as an excuse last Sunday, although other cable entertainment shows weren't affected by it.
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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (April 19-25, 2021) 
Source: Showbuzzdaily 

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

THE KITCHEN REPACKAGED---Sat 11:00AM---1,132,000 (0.15) *
1---PIONEER WOMAN: HOME SWEET HOME--Sat 10:00AM--1,012,000 (0.18)
2---SYMON’S DINNERS---
Sat 12:00PM---950,000 (0.13) 
3---GIRL MEETS FARM---
Sun 11:00AM---934,000 (0.14) 
4---WORST COOKS (S. Premiere; 90min.)---
Sun 9:00PM---930,000 (0.17) 
5---CHOPPED: MARTHA RULES---
Tue 9:00PM---913,000 (0.22) 
6---SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP---
Mon 9:00PM---909,000 (0.20) 
7---BEAT BOBBY FLAY---
Thu 8:00PM---882,000 (0.22) 
8---RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---
Thu 9:00PM---881,000 (0.18) 
9---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---
Fri 9:00PM---798,000 (0.21) 
10-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: DELIVERY---
Wed 9:00PM---659,000 (0.25) 
11-WORST COOKS: DIRTY DISHES (Premiere)--
Sun 10:30PM--653,000 (0.14) 
12-CHEF BOOT CAMP---
Thu 10:00PM---560,000 (0.15)
13-CAKEALIKES---
Mon 10:00PM---450,000 (0.13)

* repackaged show; ratings won't count for rankings

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No original reached a million viewers, as the Saturday morning lineup again reached new lows, as well as the Thursday night shows; plus, 'Worst Cooks' went down 21% in viewers and 12% demo from its premiere.

'Spring Baking Championship's S7 finale was down 26 percent in viewers and 27% demo from last year's finale (1,314,000/0.29 on 5/4/2020); this is 'SBC's lowest rated finale and season ever, as only the first two episodes were watched barely by a million viewers. On average, this season was down 26% in viewers and 28% demo from 2020. The show, which had stable viewership over the past 3 seasons, very rarely was promoted by FN, contrary to other shows, like 'Tournament of Champions' and Discovery+ offerings 'Magnolia Table,' and Oprah Winfrey's 'Super Soul' among others. 

SPRING BAKING CHAMP'S AVG. SEASON RATINGS (Viewers/demo 18-49)
SEASON 1 (2015): 1,490,000 - 0.43
SEASON 2 (2016): 1,518,000 - 0.41
SEASON 3 (2017): 1,448,000 - 0.40
SEASON 4 (2018): 1,287,000 - 0.37
SEASON 5 (2019): 1,283,000 - 0.34
SEASON 6 (2020): 1,289,000 - 0.28
SEASON 7 (2021):    945,000 - 0.20

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FOOD NETWORK RATINGS - ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (Apr. 26-May 2, 2021)
Source: Showbuzzdaily

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

1---THE KITCHEN---Sat 11:00AM---992,000 (0.14)
2---SPRING BAKING CHAMP. (S. Finale)---
Mon 9:00PM---976,000 (0.21)
3---PIONEER WOMAN: HOME SWEET HOME---
Sat 10:00AM---969,000 (0.16)
4---GIRL MEETS FARM---
Sun 11:00AM---901,000 (0.14)
5---SYMON’S DINNERS---
Sat 12:00PM---876,000 (0.15)
6---CHOPPED: MARTHA RULES---
Tue 9:00PM---856,000 (0.19)
7---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA (90min.)---
Sun 9:00PM---779,000 (0.15)
8---BEAT BOBBY FLAY---
Thu 8:00PM---743,000 (0.15)
9---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---
Fri 9:00PM---740,000 (0.12)
10-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: DELIVERY---
Wed 9:00PM---653,000 (0.15)
11-WORST COOKS: DIRTY DISHES---
Sun 10:30PM---544,000 (0.11)
12-RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---
Thu 9:00PM---542,000 (0.07)
13-CAKEALIKES (Finale)---
Mon 10:00PM---503,000 (0.14)
14-CHEF BOOT CAMP---
Thu 10:00PM---395,000 (0.08)

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Maybe if they didn't have a new season of "Worst Cooks" every 2 months the ratings might not be so bad.  These sinking ratings across the network are just incredible.

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wonder if the bad ratings are a knock-on effect from the streaming service? People can watch whatever on demand, so the network airings are less compelling

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26 minutes ago, bad things are bad said:

wonder if the bad ratings are a knock-on effect from the streaming service? People can watch whatever on demand, so the network airings are less compelling

Streaming, people cutting the cable cord, people getting outside more, stale programming, and most attempts to launch something new fail so therefore sticking with the stale programming.

If I was an FN exec I'd be a bit concerned.

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Chef Boot Camp was sooo boring. I liked the mentor chef and his style but :yawn!: I watched two episodes and deleted off my DVR list. Not surprised its ratings sucked,

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Michael Symon Fires Up the Grill With New Episodes Of SYMON'S DINNERS COOKING OUT Premiering Saturday, May 29th at 12PM

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Over the course of the season Michael Symon shares tips and tricks for working an everyday backyard grill to create amazing, simple meals to make at home, including the ultimate brunch spread of Homemade Bagels and Cream Cheese, a Ribeye Steak and Potatoes recipe accompanied by a decadent Miso Chocolate Cake for dessert, and a tutorial for making a Pastrami Rubbed Brisket and Rye Spaetzle.

 

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New Season of BBQ BRAWL Premieres Monday, June 14th at 9PM

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Iron Chefs Bobby Flay and Michael Symon are Joined by Eddie Jackson to Coach and Mentor a New Batch of BBQ Masters.  The judges are barbecue legend Rodney Scott, famed chef Brooke Williamson, and lifestyle personality Carson Kressley,.

 

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I used to watch FN a lot, all the Baking Championships, next FN star, stand and stirs etc... I can’t watch any of it anymore. Their schtick is so stale. Connect w a personal story. Shows like worst cook and several other competition shows seem very fake and scripted. And way too much pioneer woman god have mercy show more of the other stand and stirs!

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41 minutes ago, novhappy said:

I used to watch FN a lot, all the Baking Championships, next FN star, stand and stirs etc... I can’t watch any of it anymore. Their schtick is so stale. Connect w a personal story. Shows like worst cook and several other competition shows seem very fake and scripted. And way too much pioneer woman god have mercy show more of the other stand and stirs!

With a minimum of effort and ceasing to continually drag out the same old tired hosts/judges, this network could be charming or interesting or engaging. For example, The Kitchen is slotted in the primo time slot and day, yet IMO, it has run its course with these hosts. I know it must be difficult for every show to present new food (how many meat loafs do we need) but I do believe that shuffling personalities, locations, themes for most of the shows would help. But I am a realist and know that the hosts for every show are under contract and probably need to fulfill a certain number of hosting/judging obligations, so The Kitchen won’t change soon. Maybe with these ratings and things getting back to somewhat normalcy, TPTB will read comments and discover a fresh perspective. And please, we hate the baking twists!! 

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Monday 5/3's 'Best Baker in America' season premiere (878,000 viewers/0.17 demo) was down 25 percent in viewers and 35% demo from season 3's premiere (1.17 million viewers/0.26 demo on 5/13/2019). On the brighter side, it was up 12% in viewers and 6% demo from the premiere of the game show airing at this time on Monday at 9PM last year: 'Bakeaway Camp with Martha Stewart' (783,000/0.16).

Meanwhile, the premiere of 'Chopped: Sweets' (636,000/0.16) was even in viewers but down 20% demo from last season's premiere (636,000/0.20 on 8/4/2020). Nevertheless, it definitely performed better than the 'Cakealikes' disaster.

Only one original reached the million dollar viewership benchmark last week and, although 'Worst Cooks' went up around 3% in viewers, its still down a third in viewers and half in demo from 'Worst Cooks Celebrity' this time last year and, so far, its the lowest rated season ever.

FOOD NETWORK RATINGS FOR ORIGINAL PROGRAMS (May 3-9, 2021) 
Source: Showbuzzdaily 

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

1---THE KITCHEN---Sat 11AM---1,057,000 (0.19) 
2---PIONEER WOMAN: HOME SWEET HOME---
Sat 10AM---958,000 (0.18) 
3---GIRL MEETS FARM---
Sun 11AM---950,000 (0.24) 
4---VALERIE’S HOME COOKING (S. Premiere)-
Sun 11:30AM-937,000 (0.24) 
5---SYMON’S DINNERS---
Sat 12PM---903,000 (0.17) 
6---BEST BAKER IN AMERICA (S. Premiere; 90min)-
Mon 9PM-878,000 (0.17) 
7---BEAT BOBBY FLAY---
Thu 8PM---855,000 (0.21) 
8---DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES---
Fri 9PM---810,000 (0.22) 
9---WORST COOKS IN AMERICA---
Sun 9PM---801,000 (0.17) 
10-CHOPPED: MARTHA RULES---
Tue 9PM---792,000 (0.19)
11-RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE---
Thu 9PM---742,000 (0.14) 
12-CHOPPED SWEETS (S. Premiere; New Day)-
Mon 10:30PM-636,000 (0.16) 
13-GUY’S GROCERY GAMES: DELIVERY---
Wed 9PM---569,000 (0.13) 
14-WORST COOKS: DIRTY DISHES---
Sun 10:30PM---530,000 (0.12) 
15-CHEF BOOT CAMP---
Thu 10PM---504,000 (0.12)

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On 5/6/2021 at 1:14 PM, Spunkygal said:

Chef Boot Camp was sooo boring. I liked the mentor chef and his style but :yawn!: I watched two episodes and deleted off my DVR list. Not surprised its ratings sucked,

It was good to fall asleep to! 😁

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Food Network has signed Guy Fieri to a three year, $80 million contract.

 

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1 hour ago, RedElf said:

Food Network has signed Guy Fieri to a three year, $80 million contract.

 

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1 minute ago, Spunkygal said:

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His shows are their cash cows.

 

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On 5/26/2021 at 5:33 PM, RedElf said:

Food Network has signed Guy Fieri to a three year, $80 million contract.

I really hope he goes back to filming GGG at the fake supermarket soon.  I had to delete the home version off my DVR after a while because how many times can you watch the same people cook at home from a box and not even have anyone taste their food?  And all the variations he has come up with still don't have judges tasting the food even though he has some of the judging chefs over to his house.  And this makes any kind of sense at all?  He has also appeared on Tournament of Champions which was filmed during the pandemic so I don't get why he can't find a way to bring back Flavortown.

And his son is nice but boring, IMHO.

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Food Network Premieres a New Five-Episode Series, MONEY HUNGRY, on Tuesday, July 27th at 10PM

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In the ultimate test of their taste buds, talented chefs, restaurant critics, cookbook authors and accomplished home cooks are competitors vying to win $50,000, hosted by Kal Penn.  With each dish dramatically revealed under a cloche, the action begins with sixty seconds of rapid-fire tastings where the competitors must identify specific ingredients, then proceeds to the main course round where the challenges become more difficult with every reveal.  Each episode has two guest panelists, who are available to provide limited use "flavor favors" lifelines to competitors.

 

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Yeah, cancel good, actually useful cooking shows like Baked in Vermont with Gesine Bullock-Prado and put on shit like Valerie's Hot Dish. Thanks Food Network.

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On 6/20/2021 at 5:16 PM, RealityCheck said:

Food Network Premieres a New Five-Episode Series, MONEY HUNGRY, on Tuesday, July 27th at 10PM

 

Why does almost everything on this channel have to be a frickin' contest? 

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On 7/16/2021 at 12:32 PM, annzeepark914 said:

Why does almost everything on this channel have to be a frickin' contest? 

I pretty much stopped watching due to it.  I do try to keep up with Restaurant Impossible because I am a sucker for makeover shows.

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To continue my tirade about this network, it is amazing that PBS can find interesting and unique chefs to actually demonstrate cooking and FN keeps rolling out its tired schtick of gimmicks and competitions and letting certain shows go on for too many seasons (looking at you, The Kitchen.) My PBS station is airing Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana and it is hosted by a charming chef. His food looks great and I might even try a recipe or two. I was not familiar with him, so watched it for background noise. I was quickly interested in the food and his kind and playful personality without him being stupid, silly or loud like Sunny and Jeff. Of course PBS also has a few chefs who have been under contract for a while (Lidia, Joanne Weir, Pati What’s-her-name) but they are easier to digest long-term (ha!) than most of the FN hosts who are milked to death.  I wonder how long Sunny, Jeff and other tired hosts on FN are under contract. You can’t tell me that there is no one else in this country who can present interesting food in a more professional manner. Methinks that TPTB at FN are just lazy. I don’t have (and will not subscribe to) D+ so maybe all the interesting shows are now over there? 

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FN and PBS have different goals. FN is about making money. They've obviously found that competition shows and the same characters get the ratings and therefore the $$$. PBS is about providing quality programing, and when it comes to cooking, that means instruction. I read that Sara Moulton said when her shows on FN were cancelled, it was tough for her. She talked about how hard it is to get sponsorship for her shows on PBS. 

 

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1 hour ago, WritinMan said:

Molly Yeh Hosts New Ice Cream Competition Ben & Jerry’s: Clash of the Cones:

https://www.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/shows/ben-and-jerry-s-clash-of-the-cones

Oh, thank god--another competition show. I thought they were running out of ideas. And with Molly Yeh? We need more of her precious, too-cute schtick.

LOL I know! I was worried too! And Molly what a treasure! NOT!

They may just manage to turn me off from Ben & Jerry's. Haagen Dazs and Talenti, here I come!

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