The peacock network has had some big ratings successes this season, as well as some big misses. Where will the newest season of The Biggest Loser fall in that range? Should this reality competition keep running or is it time to finally cancel it after 15 cycles?
On The Biggest Loser, contestants try to win a $250,000 prize by losing the highest percentage of body weight. Alison Sweeney hosts while Bob Harper, Dolvett Quince, and Jillian Michaels coach. Contestants include American Idol winner Ruben Studdard and Olympic athlete Holley Mangold.
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 — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
Final season averages: 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.52 million total viewers.
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For comparisons: The 14th season of The Biggest Loser averaged a 2.3 rating in the demo and 6.14 million 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 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? Would you like to see it cancelled or renewed for 16th season?