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The Biggest Loser: Fall 2011-12 TV Season Ratings

Biggest Loser ratingsHere are the fall ratings for The Biggest Loser. Under the supervision of trainers Bob Harper, Anna Kournikova, and Dolvett Quince, 15 overweight people lose pounds and compete to win a $250,000 prize. Alison Sweeney hosts. The 12th season of The Biggest Loser typically airs Tuesday nights at 8pm on the NBC network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the Fall 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if The Biggest Loser is going to be cancelled or renewed for season 14 (it’s already been renewed for spring). Check out our NBC ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final fall season averages: 2.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.81 million total viewers. Compared to the Fall 2010 season, Biggest Loser was down by 18% in the demo and up by 5% in total viewers.
Here are the Spring 2011-12 season ratings.

Episode 12-13: Tuesday, 12/13/11 (season finale)
2.7 in the demo (+23% episode-to-episode change) with 7.81 million; third place at 9pm, second at 9:30pm, first at 10pm.
Season average: 2.21 in the demo with 7.81 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 4 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 12-12: Tuesday, 12/06/11
2.2 in the demo (-8% episode-to-episode change) with 6.67 million; tied for second at 9pm, tied for first at 9:30pm, first at 10pm.
Season average: 2.17 in the demo with 6.08 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 4 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 12-11: Tuesday, 11/29/11
2.4 in the demo (+20% episode-to-episode change) with 7.12 million; third place in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.16 in the demo with 6.02 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 4 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 12-10: Tuesday, 11/22/11
2.0 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 5.58 million; fourth in the timeslot, except third at 8:30pm.
Season average: 2.14 in the demo with 5.91 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 4 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 12-09: Tuesday, 11/15/11
2.1 in the demo (-13% episode-to-episode change) with 6.25 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.16 in the demo with 5.95 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 4 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 12-08: Tuesday, 11/08/11
2.4 in the demo (+4% episode-to-episode change) with 6.86 million.
Season average: 2.16 in the demo with 5.91 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 4 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 12-07: Tuesday, 11/01/11
2.3 in the demo (+15% episode-to-episode change) with 6.43 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.13 in the demo with 5.78 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 4 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 12-06: Tuesday, 10/25/11
2.0 in the demo (+5% episode-to-episode change) with 5.51 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.1 in the demo with 5.67 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 3 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 12-05: Tuesday, 10/18/11
1.9 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 5.17 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Demo average rank: #1 of 3 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).
Season average: 2.1 in the demo with 5.7 million.

Episode 12-04: Tuesday, 10/11/11
2.0 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 5.58 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Demo average rank: #1 of 3 non-scripted TV shows currently on the network.
Season average: 2.2 in the demo with 5.84 million.

Episode 12-03: Tuesday, 10/4/11
2.1 in the demo (-9% episode-to-episode change) with 5.72 million; third place in the timeslot at 8pm, fourth place at 9pm.
Demo average rank: #1 of 3 non-scripted TV shows currently on the network.
Season average: 2.2 in the demo with 5.92 million.

Episode 12-02: Tuesday, 9/27/11
There wasn’t any better news in week two but at the least the demo didn’t drop any lower. The episode attracted a 2.3 in the demo with 5.87 million viewers (down 5%).
Season average: 2.3 in the demo with 6.02 million.

Episode 12-01: Tuesday, 9/20/11
As if NBC didn’t have enough problems with their new shows, their once-popular reality series had a disappointing debut. It bowed with a 2.3 in the 18-49 demographic with 6.17 million viewers. That represents a decline of 26% in the demo. The show was in third place for the 8pm hour and fourth place at 9pm. Not good news for the peacock network.


Reference point: The Fall 2010-11 season averaged a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 7.44 million viewers.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. 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 the The Biggest Loser TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a 14th season?

 

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KJ January 10, 2012 at 3:13 pm

They do change things with each season,and I’ve watched them all, and although the format is similar,it’s not the same as some of you say and they’ve had people who have some recognition, like but in season 13 (No Excuses) they split the couple pairs up in the first episode and it’s black vs red. Now Jillian Michaels is no longer working on the tv show The Doctors or with Dr. Phil maybe she will come back?! I do agree Anna wasn’t a fit, but I sure like Dolvett and well always loved Bob! I will watch as long as they keep having the show. You gotta remember they have 2 resorts, a series of books and dvd’s so I don’t think this empire they’ve created, this business, this company if you will of The Biggest Loser is going anywhere, it’s not just in the US either it’s in many other countries all over the world and as long as there are overweight people they probably will be there to help they’re casting for season 14 right now.

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james November 23, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Fat truckers! It would be a hit for sure.

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Melissa November 1, 2011 at 6:59 am

They need to bring back Jillian or cancel this show. It’s not working at all this season.

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Cheryl D. October 26, 2011 at 3:25 pm

I think people are tired of seeing the same format year after year. Why can’t they have celebrities or young children who need to lose weight. Shake things up a bit.

Anna Kournikova, is a not made to be a coach. She is too sweet and obviously a beautiful girl. Anna does not make the two women left on her team work hard enough at all. It is refreshing not to hear screaming, with a condesending attitute. Jillian was too brash, and Anna is not tough enough.

However, the show is becoming very boring challenge after challenge, week after week. Unless they change the format of the show, it may not be back for season 13…

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jj September 29, 2011 at 7:46 am

I’m not sure if it should be cancelled, but they for sure need to get rid of Anna Kournikova! She actually thinks that she relates to them because she knows what its like to be criticized for (and I quote from the LA Times) being “too beautiful”!!! Is she for real???!! Who the hell says things like that??!!! Get rid of her!!!

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