FOOD NETWORK "CHOPS" THE SUNDAY NIGHT COMPETITION
'Chopped All-Stars' Episode Two is #1 in Cable Sunday Night
NEW YORK - March 15, 2011 - On the heels of the highest-rated premiere episode in the franchise history last week, the second episode of Chopped All-Stars on Sunday night surpassed the premiere and was number one for the night in cable posting a 1.9 adult 25-54 rating. The show was watched by 6.3 million viewers on a total viewer 2+ basis, including 3.6 million adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research. The stunt has attracted 12.5 million total viewers and nearly 7 million adults 25-54 to date. Viewers can tune-in for the next episode on Sunday, March 20th, at 9pm ET/PT, which will feature renowned chefs Anita Lo, Beau MacMillan, Jacques Torres, and Nate Appleman.
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