Quick Hitter: “Next Iron Chef” Premiere Shatters Ratings

From the Food Network:

Food Network Has Best October Ever
With Record-Breaking Premiere Of ‘The Next Iron Chef’ Series

Network Finished 7th in Cable Prime
Up +20% from October 2010, Tied for Network’s Highest-Rated Month Ever

Next Iron ChefNEW YORK – November 1, 2011– Food Network harvests its best October in network history (up 20 percent from October 2010). The month was watched nightly by an average of 1.2 million total P2+ viewers, making it the highest-rated October ever posting a .6 in the core Adults 25-54 demo in prime.  The month culminated in the season four premiere of acclaimed series, The Next Iron Chef this past Sunday with a 1.4 A25-54 rating, up 40% from last season – a record season debut for the show and ranking 2ndfor the night among ad-supported cable networks. The premiere was watched by a total of 2.4 million viewers P25-54 and nearly 4.9 million P2+ viewers. The network also ranked 7th among ad-supported cable networks A25-54 for the month, up 4 spots from last year, according to Nielsen Media Research.

New primetime standouts like Halloween Wars (18 million total P2+ viewers) and Sweet Genius (nearly 15 million total P2+ viewers) propelled the month’s success, while primetime stalwart Chopped delivered its highest viewership in the series’ history with over 30 million P2+ viewers during October.

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