Fox just beefed up its prime-time slate for 2019-20 and beyond. The network renewed the long-running Gordon Ramsay show “Hell’s Kitchen” for two more seasons, which will bring the reality show to its 20th season, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.
“‘Hell’s Kitchen’ is already Fox’s longest-running competition show, having completed its 18th cycle on Feb. 8,” THR notes. “It has two seasons on So You Think You Can Dance, which will enter its 16th year in the summer. The show still has a ways to go to catch the network’s longest-running unscripted show ever, ‘Cops’ (25 seasons from 1989-2013).”
The report notes that the recently completed season averaged a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.14 million total viewers in Nielsen’s live plus seven-day ratings.
“Along with comedies ‘Last Man Standing’ and ‘The Cool Kids,’ ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ helped Fox imrpove its Friday-night performance by substantial amounts this season: It posted gains of 44 percent in the 18-49 demo and 36 percent in total viewers in the 9 p.m. timeslot,” THR adds.