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Top Chef 4 finale leads cable, Celebrity Circus leads networks among viewers 18-49

Two reality shows that aired in the 10 p.m. hour on Wednesday did well for their respective NBC Universal-owned networks, particularly in the key demographic group. On Bravo, Top Chef 4‘s finale was watched by 3.508 million viewers, 14 percent more than watched season three’s finale. Still, that’s down from season two, which had 3.896 …

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Stephanie Izard wins Top Chef 4

Top Chef has its first female winner in three seasons: Stephanie Izard. “You’ve proven time and time again that when think we have you all figured out, you surprise us with something from left field that just wows us,” Tom Colicchio said during the final moments. The Chicago-based chef beat Richard Blais and Lisa Fernandes …

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Antonia says she “wasn’t competing at 100 percent,” Lisa is “an amazing chef and person”

Perhaps the most tragic part of Top Chef 4‘s surprising elimination on Wednesday was that it robbed us of the show’s most likable, most deserving final three ever. Instead of Richard and Stephanie being joined by Antonia, the final three will be rounded out by pouty-face, defensive Lisa, who even managed to pout about making …

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Producers planted the frozen scallops that led to Spike’s elimination from Top Chef

Spike Mendelsohn was eliminated from Top Chef 4 last Wednesday in part because he used frozen scallops he found in the cooler at Tramonto’s Steak & Seafood restaurant in Chicago. As the challenge winner, Spike had first pick of the proteins at the restaurant, and chose a bag of frozen scallops that didn’t work well. …

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