How MasterChef Junior Helped Rescue Fox’s Season

The kids now draw more viewers than the grown-ups

As Fox's schedule imploded last fall, the network found itself with an enormous hole to fill: Tuesdays at 8 p.m. where reality misfire Utopia (one of its four freshman flops) had sunk to a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49. To stop the bleeding, the network tapped the only fall show left in its arsenal, MasterChef Junior, which had been set for Fridays.

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