The first season of Extreme Weight Loss (called Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition at the time) did very well for ABC but the past two seasons have performed pretty poorly in the ratings. Will this be the final season of the show? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a fifth season? Stay tuned.
On Extreme Weight Loss, trainer Chris Powell helps obese people lose massive amounts of weight through healthy diets and exercise. The goal is for the participants to safely lose half of their body weight over the course of a year.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
Final season averages: 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.65 million total viewers.
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Last year comparison: The third season of Extreme Weight Loss averaged a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.74 million total viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you like Extreme Weight Loss TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for an fifth season?