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Parts Unknown Ratings Dip; Delivery Service Caviar Launches in Philly

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Meanwhile, Food Network makes a play for Brazil.


FOOD TV— Anthony Bourdain's dreamy, philosophically minded visit to Shanghai, China wasn't quite the rating bonanza for CNN: According to Deadline, the season-four premiere of Bourdain's travelogue Parts Unknown netted 530,000 viewers, down from the 681,000 viewers that tuned in for the September 2013 premiere of season two. The difference of more than 150K represents a 21 percent drop in viewership, but does not factor in the numbers from those livestreaming the episode on [Deadline]

PHILADELPHIA— High-end food delivery service Caviar has expanded its reach to Philadelphia: Eater Philly reports the San Francisco-based service has teamed with restaurants like Federal Donuts, Amada, and Jose Garces's Distrito for its Philadelphia roll-out. Like in its other active cities, the newly acquired company partners with fine-dining restaurants and other spots that normally do not offer delivery. In April 2014, Caviar raised $13 million to fund its nationwide expansion; it was officially acquired by Square in August. [Eater Philly]

BRAZIL— Food Network has announced plans to enter the Latin American market: Its parent company, Scripps Networks Interactive, will launch Food Network in Brazil later this month. [EaterWire]

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