Tuesday night offered us the battle of the cooks, with Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen appearing on the schedule just as The Taste was finishing its short and often acidic run. Hell’s Kitchen won the night with a 2.2 rating, which is ironically the exact same rating The Taste earned with its Tuesday premiere. Unfortunately, in its finale, The Taste dropped all the way to a 1.1 rating. This is what happens when you eliminate three people an episode, ABC.

In other news, Golden Boy returned to Tuesdays after one dismal outing on Friday. I wouldn’t say that show is crushing, but a 1.6 rating isn’t the worse I’ve seen on CBS. According to THR, between Golden Boy and repeats of both installments of the NCIS franchise, the network averaged 11.2 million total viewers, which isn’t too shabby, even if the ratings numbers aren’t as great.

The rest of the networks were less impressive. ABC’s Body of Proof only pulled a 1.2 rating and over at NBC, new episodes of Betty White’s Off Their Rockers and Smash only averaged a .9 rating and 3 million total viewers across the night. The CW’s numbers fared even worse, thanks to the lack of original content on Tuesday nights. Now that Emily Owens, M.D. is cancelled, Hart of Dixie is the only anchor on Tuesdays and last night happened to be a repeat. I won’t even give you the exact numbers because the CW averaged way under a million total viewers last night. I will say that in reruns, the network only managed a .2 rating for the night. I think we’re pretty used to less-than-stellar ratings from the CW, but the network should never ever have a full night of repeats. It’s depressing.

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