The Gordon Ramsay empire at FOX keeps rolling along, literally in this case: The network has picked up a second season of Ramsay’s new show “24 Hours to Hell & Back.”

The show, essentially a version of “Kitchen Nightmares” with a 24-hour time clock and an 18-wheeler that serves a mobile restaurant-rescue truck, has performed solidly out of the gate this summer. The first two episodes have drawn 1.1 and 1.0 ratings among adults 18-49 the night they aired, making it the top-rated new show this summer and among the top 5 overall in the summer season.

The all-Ramsay, all the time block of “Masterchef” and “24 Hours” has given FOX ratings wins in the 18-49 demographic each of the past two weeks. The latter show has averaged 3.57 million same-day viewers along with its 1.05 18-49 rating.

“Gordon gives 100% in everything he does, and he took on the task of turning these restaurants around wholeheartedly,” FOX’s head of alternative entertainment and specials, Rob Wade, says in a statement. “… When all is said and done, it’s really Gordon’s heart that resonates with viewers, and we can’t wait to see who he helps save next season.”

“24 Hours to Hell & Back” joins these shows that have been renewed for the 2018-19 season and beyond.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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