The Biggest Loser: Season 14 Ratings

The Biggest Loser TV show ratingsAfter 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.

NBC TV show ratingsEpisode 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?

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7 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Becky Verschage says

    Please keep The Biggest Loser on TV. It is so motivational and inspiring! I look forward to it each and every week.

  2. Ginger says

    I never watch this show. It is one reality series that should be cancelled. These people need to help themselves and not be exploited on national TV. That is appauling. I think weight loss is private and is not the public’s concern. Get rid of this show!!!!!!!!

  3. says

    It is time for Big Loser to be cancelled in my opinion. As someone who has helped people lose weight for over 25 years, I have deep compassion for these contestsnts and have found a positive and motivating approach is what has worked for us. Our guests are served three delicious meals a day, no one goes hungry, we have a wide variety of fitness classes, walks and lectures a day and we are so confidant in our time tested, doctor approved program we even guarantee our results! We are giving three one week give a way program to our top ranked program. If you want to try and win a week at the world acclaimed program at National Institute of Health and Fitness with Dr. Marc Sorenson, write me and let us know why we should choose YOU BE A WINNER AT WEIGHT LOSS WITH US. XO

  4. SNAPPS says

    I’m happy to see The Biggest Loser back on primetime. I enjoy this show and it’s given me the motivation to lose up to forty pounds with all the helpful tips and advice. I I’m not too happy Jillian’s back and yelling at the contestants. I don’t think that’s necessary and that wouldn’t inspire me to want to lose any weight. I hope the next episode’s better and she can calm down or I might not care to watch many more episodes with her. I’m always at work in the evenings so I get my primetime shows recorded, but dealing with timer conflicts has turned out to be a huge pain. That’s a headache of the past now that I upgraded to the DISH Hopper DVR, which my DISH coworker and I enjoy since it will record all my primetime shows. Once I enable the PrimeTime Anytime feature I get all four major networks recorded every night. I enjoy how easy things have gotten now that the Hopper enhances my TV experience.

  5. Mary DeVries says

    I enjoy “Biggest Loser”, but did not enjoy at all Jillian last
    night. She was horrible and the yelling and screaming were
    totally wrong. The other 2 teams actually lost more weight
    than her team, so it proves that her tactics are not necessary.
    If she continues this way, I will not be watching it!!! I did not
    miss her the last 2 times at all.

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