After two seasons away, Jillian Michaels returns as a trainer for The Biggest Loser. Can she help NBC regain some ratings points or is it time for The Biggest Loser to be cancelled instead? We’ll have to wait and see.
In addition to Michaels, Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince also return as trainers. Alison Sweeney is the show’s host once again. There are 18 contestants this time around, including three teenagers who will compete outside the ranch.
Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if The Biggest Loser is going to be cancelled or renewed for a 15th season. The NBC series typically airs on Monday nights.
These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page to see how things are going:
Final season averages: 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.14 million total viewers.
Episode 14-12: Monday, 03/18/13 (season finale)
2.7 in the demo (+35% change) with 7.39 million (+32% change).
Season averages: 2.32 in the demo with 6.14 million.
Episode 14-11: Monday, 03/11/13
2.0 in the demo (-9% change) with 5.62 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 2.28 in the demo with 6.03 million.
Episode 14-10: Monday, 03/04/13
2.2 in the demo (0% change) with 5.95 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 2.31 in the demo with 6.07 million.
Episode 14-09: Monday, 02/25/13
2.2 in the demo (+5% change) with 5.75 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 2.32 in the demo with 6.09 million.
Episode 14-08: Monday, 02/18/13
2.1 in the demo (+5% change) with 5.65 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 2.34 in the demo with 6.13 million.
Episode 14-07: Monday, 02/11/13
2.0 in the demo (-5% change) with 5.58 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 2.37 in the demo with 6.20 million.
Episode 14-06: Monday, 02/04/13
2.1 in the demo (-9% change) with 5.80 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 2.43 in the demo with 6.30 million.
Episode 14-05: Monday, 01/28/13
2.3 in the demo (-4% change) with 6.18 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 2.50 in the demo with 6.40 million.
Episode 14-04: Monday, 01/21/13
2.4 in the demo (0% change) with 6.11 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 2.55 in the demo with 6.45 million.
Episode 14-03: Monday, 01/14/13
2.4 in the demo (0% change) with 6.32 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 2.60 in the demo with 6.57 million.
Episode 14-02: Monday, 01/07/13
2.4 in the demo (-20% change) with 6.39 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 2.70 in the demo with 6.69 million.
Episode 14-01: Sunday, January 6, 2013
3.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.99 million total viewers
Season averages: 3.0 in the demo with 6.99 million.
Compared to the previous season’s premiere, in January 2012, NBC was up by 21% in the demo (vs a 2.4 rating) and down by 5% in viewers (6.59 million).
Reference point: The 13th season of The Biggest Loser averaged a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.44 million total 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 still like The Biggest Loser TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a 15th season? Should NBC run the series once or twice a season?