By James Hibberd
Updated August 16, 2011 at 04:11 PM EDT

ABC and Fox’s reality shows continued to battle it out Monday night — and, once again, food beat romance.

Fox had its highest-rated summer Monday in four years, with Hell’s Kitchen (6.8 million viewers, 2.8 preliminary adults 18-49 rating) and MasterChef (6 million, 2.4) dominating the evening. Hell’s was steady with last week, while MasterChef climbed 4 percent as the show presented its final four.

The second week of Bachelor Pad (6.3 million, 2.1) dipped 9 percent in the ratings with a two-hour show compared to last week’s three-hour mega premiere.

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