Top Chef Texas – Season 9 Ratings

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Top Chef Texas is the ninth iteration of Top Chef and was filmed in San Antonio, Dallas, and Austin in Texas, although the finale was filmed in British Columbia. It had the largest number of contestants of any season with 29 chefs but only one received the $125,000 awarded to the ‘Top Chef’.


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The cheftestants in order of their elimination were Tyler Stone, Colin Patterson, Simon Pantet, Nina Vicente, Kimberly Calichio, Chaz Brown, Jonathan Baltazar, Berenice deAraujo, Ashley Villaluz, Molly Brandt, Laurent Quenioux, Andrew Curren, Janine Falvo, Keith Rhodes, Richie Farina, Chuy Valencia, Whitney Otawka, Dakota Weiss, Nyesha Arrington, Heather Terhune, Chris Crary, Ty-Lör Boring, Chris Jones, Grayson Schmitz, Edward Lee, Beverly Kim, Lindsay Autry, Sarah Grueneberg and it was Paul Qui who won the $125,000 first prize.

Episode # Time Aired Date Aired Episode Name Total Audience 18-49 Demo
S09E01 10:00 PM 2-Nov-11 Everything’s Bigger in Texas 1,585,000 0.80
S09E02 10:00 PM 9-Nov-11 The Heat is On 1,637,000 0.80
S09E03 10:00 PM 16-Nov-11 Quinceanera 1,453,000 0.70
S09E04 10:00 PM 23-Nov-11 Red Hot Chili Cook Off 1,671,000 0.70
S09E05 10:00 PM 30-Nov-11 Don’t Be Tardy for the Dinner Party 1,860,000 0.90
S09E06 10:00 PM 7-Dec-11 Higher Steaks 1,695,000 0.80
S09E07 10:00 PM 14-Dec-11 Game On 1,744,000 0.90
S09E08 10:00 PM 21-Dec-11 Tribute Dinner 1,688,000 0.80
S09E09 10:00 PM 4-Jan-12 BBQ Pit Wars 1,936,000 0.90
S09E10 10:00 PM 11-Jan-12 Restaurant Wars 1,820,000 1.00
S09E11 10:00 PM 18-Jan-12 Fit for an Evil Queen 1,995,000 1.00
S09E12 10:00 PM 25-Jan-12 Block Party 1,831,000 0.90
S09E13 10:00 PM 1-Feb-12 Bike, Borrow & Steal 2,010,000 0.90
S09E14 10:00 PM 8-Feb-12 Mentors 2,024,000 1.00
S09E15 10:00 PM 15-Feb-12 Culinary Games 1,743,000 0.90
S09E16 10:00 PM 22-Feb-12 Fire and Ice 1,786,000 0.90
S09E17 10:00 PM 29-Feb-12 Finale 1,848,000 1.00
S09E18 9:00 PM 7-Mar-12 ‘Top Chef: Texas’ Reunion Special 1,039,000 0.50
Season 9 Average 1,742,500 0.86
Season 9 Average Excluding Reunion 1,783,882 0.88


Source: Nielsen Media Research via TVByTheNumbers and/or TheFutonCritic

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