Top Chef All Stars – Season 8 Ratings

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Top Chef’s eighth season dubbed “All Stars“, welcomed back some of the previous seven season’s cheftestants, none of whom had yet won the title of Top Chef. This season featured Season 1’s Stephen Asprinio and Tiffani Faison, from Season 2; Elia Aboumrad and Marcel Vigneron, Season 3’s Casey Thompson, Dale Levitski and Tre Wilcox, from Season 4; Antonia Lofaso, Dale Talde, Richard Blais and Spike Mendelsohn, Season 5’s Carla Hall, Fabio Viviani and Jamie Lauren, from Season 6; Jennifer Carroll and Mike Isabella, and from the then most recent season 7; Angelo Sosa and Tiffany Derry. After 16 episodes and a trip to the Bahamas for the finale Richard Blais (runner up from Season 4) was judged the winner with Carla Hall (S5) voted Fan Favorite.

For this season Anthony Bourdain joined as a judge (his only season), along with returning judges; Tom Coliccio and Gail Simmons. Padma Lakshmi fulfilled her role as Host, a position she’d held since the second season.

Top Chef All Stars Season 8 aired Dec 2010 - Apr 2011

Top Chef All Stars Season 8
Aired Dec 2010 – Apr 2011
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Four of the chefs were subsequently cast in an additional Top Chef spin-off, as winner Blais, was joined by Carroll, Viviano, & Mendelsohn in 2012’s Life After Top Chef

Top Chef All-Stars was produced by the Emmy Award-winning Magical Elves. Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz served as executive producers.

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Episode# Time         Date          Episode Name Total Audience 18-49 Demo
S08E01 10:00 PM 1-Dec-10 History Never Repeats 1,659,000 0.80
S08E02 10:00 PM 8-Dec-10 Night at the Museum 2,030,000 1.00
S08E03 10:00 PM 15-Dec-10 New York’s Finest 1,978,000 1.10
S08E04 10:00 PM 22-Dec-10 Advantage Chef 2,116,000 1.00
S08E05 10:00 PM 5-Jan-11 Dim Sum Lose Some No Info
S08E06 10:00 PM 12-Jan-11 We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat 2,363,000 1.30
S08E07 10:00 PM 19-Jan-11 Restaurant Wars: One Night Only 2,334,000 1.20
S08E08 10:00 PM 2-Feb-11 An Offer They Can’t Refuse 2,343,000 1.30
S08E09 10:00 PM 9-Feb-11 Feeding Fallon 2,231,000 1.20
S08E10 10:00 PM 16-Feb-11 Lock Down 2,351,000 1.30
S08E11 10:00 PM 23-Feb-11 For the Gulf 2,610,000 1.40
S08E12 10:00 PM 2-Mar-11 Give Me Your Huddled Masses 2,482,000 1.20
S08E13 10:00 PM 9-Mar-11 Fit for a King 2,439,000 1.20
S08E14 10:00 PM 16-Mar-11 Island Sun 2,256,000 1.20
S08E15 10:00 PM 23-Mar-11 Last Supper 2,376,000 1.30
S08E16 10:00 PM 30-Mar-11 Finale 2,774,000 1.50
S08E17 10:00 PM 6-Apr-11 Reunion 1,678,000 0.90
Season 8 Average 2,251,250 1.18

Source: Nielsen Media Research via TVByTheNumbers and/or TheFutonCritic