Fox has renewed one of its five shows built around British chef Gordon Ramsay. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the network will bring back “MasterChef Junior” for a second season.
Ramsay’s other shows are “MasterChef," “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Hotel Hell” and “Kitchen Nightmares.”
It was considered a good bet that the show would receive a second season given solid ratings after its September debut, the story notes. The show drew an average of 5.1 million viewers in its Friday time slot, with a 1.4 rating in the key 18-49 demographic.
The show performed particularly well in time-shifted viewing, the report notes, as its number in the demo grew to 2.1 when adding in later viewings — outperforming all other unscripted programs on the big four broadcast nets in DVR growth.
“MasterChef Junior” features children between 8 and 13 competing in the kitchen.