Rating the Ratings: Like everything on Fox these days, MasterChef took a big drop last season. But given how things started, Fox might be willing to take it. The disastrous 1.5 premiere (down 29% year-to-year) on May 26 was apparently a function of Memorial Day, a holiday that I didn't think was all that detrimental in past years. Fortunately, it ended up being the low point of the season. MasterChef steadily rose through June and July, peaking at a couple 2.1 ratings in late July, then trickled back down into the high-1's late in the season. Grade: C.
Here's the now updated War of 18-49 post for MasterChef.