hells kitchen s11 premiere ratings TV ratings: 'Hell's Kitchen' premiere gives FOX an 18 49 win on a quiet TuesdayFast National ratings for Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The season premiere of “Hell’s Kitchen” led FOX to a demographic win Tuesday night, although it was down slightly among adults 18-49 from its summer debut last year. “NCIS” and “NCIS: LA” were both in reruns for CBS, but the network still led the night in total viewers.

Elsewhere, “The Taste” finished its season on ABC on a somewhat sour note, dropping to a series low among adults 18-49. “Smash,” however, rebounded slightly from last week’s all-time low outing for NBC.

Despite airing two repeats, CBS still easily led the viewer race with 11.15 million and a 7.1 rating/11 share in households. FOX (5.4 million, 3.4/5) finished a distant second. ABC (4.9 million, 3.3/5) came in third, and NBC (3 million, 2.0/3) was fourth. The CW averaged 777,000 viewers and a 0.5/1.

FOX scored a 2.2 rating in the adults 18-49 demo to beat the 1.8 for second-place CBS. ABC took third with a 1.3, followed by NBC, 0.9, and The CW, 0.2.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “NCIS” rerun (13 million viewers, 8.2/13 households)
FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” season premiere (5.1 million, 3.3/5)
ABC: “Celebrity Wife Swap” (5 million, 3.3/5)
NBC: “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” rerun (3.8 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” rerun (839,000, 0.6/1) 18-49 leader: “Hell’s Kitchen” (2.0) 9 p.m. CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (11.9 million, 7.5/12)
FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” season premiere (5.7 million, 3.6/6)
ABC: “The Taste” season finale (3.4 million, 2.3/4)
NBC: “Go On” rerun (2.6 million, 1.7/3)/”The New Normal” rerun (2.2 million, 1.5/2)
The CW: “Beauty and the Beast” rerun (716,000, 0.5/1) 18-49 leader: “Hell’s Kitchen” (2.3) 10 p.m. CBS: “Golden Boy” (8.5 million, 5.5/9)
ABC: “Body of Proof” (6.4 million, 4.2/7)
NBC: “Smash” (2.9 million, 2.0/3) 18-49 leader: “Golden Boy” (1.6) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter