Hell’s Kitchen christened its new Wednesday home with 4.2 million total viewers and a 1.4 demo rating (per finals), up from its most recent Friday outing (3.6 mil/1.3) and improving on time slot predecessor Second Chance‘s Week 2 numbers by 14 and 40 percent.
Opening Fox’s line-up, American Idol (9.6 mil/2.5) was up a tenth week-to-week, dominating the night in the demo.
Elsewhere in the ratings….
THE CW | Arrow (2.8 mil/1.1) and Supernatural (1.9 mil/0.7) were both steady.
ABC | Leading out of a slew of sitcom repeats, a riveting American Crime (3.6 mil/0.9) ticked down.
CBS | 2 Broke Girls (6.6 mil/1.6), Mike & Molly (6.9 mil/1.6) and Code Black (7.5 mil/1.3) each dipped a tenth. Featuring a stealthily cast Wilson Bethel, Criminal Minds (9.2 mil/2.0) was flat.