Chicago 'Chef' Debut Tops Bravo’s Miami Opener

The fourth-season premiere of Top Chef warmed up improved ratings for Bravo over the culinary competition’s third-campaign appetizer.

Top Chef: Chicago garnered 2.26 million on average March 12, up 11% from the 2.02 million that tuned in the show's third-season premiere from Miami, according to Nielsen Media Research data. Among adults 18 to 49, Top Chef: Chicago pulled in 1.48 million of those watchers, a 5% gain from 1.41 million on June 13, 2007.

Online,’s "Top Chef: Chicago" site generated a 30% increase in page views to 540,000, versus 415,00 for the first night of the series in Miami.