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The Biggest Loser: Spring 2011-12 TV Season Ratings

Biggest Loser ratingsHere are the ratings for the spring cycle of The Biggest Loser TV series. Under the supervision of trainers Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince, 10 pairs of overweight people compete against each other to lose the most pounds and win a $250,000 prize. Alison Sweeney hosts. The 13th “No Excuses” season of The Biggest Loser typically airs Tuesday nights at 8pm on the NBC network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the Spring 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if The Biggest Loser is going to be cancelled or renewed for season 14. 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:

Season 13 final averages: 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.44 million total viewers.

Episode 13-18: Tuesday, 05/01/12
2.2 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 7.20 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.18 in the demo with 6.44 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 14 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-17: Tuesday, 04/24/12
2.2 in the demo (-4% episode-to-episode change) with 6.87 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.18 in the demo with 6.39 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 14 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-16: Tuesday, 04/17/12
2.3 in the demo (+10% episode-to-episode change) with 6.96 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.17 in the demo with 6.36 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 14 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-15: Tuesday, 04/10/12
2.1 in the demo (+5% episode-to-episode change) with 6.52 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.17 in the demo with 6.32 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 13 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-14: Tuesday, 04/03/12
2.0 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 6.3 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.17 in the demo with 6.31 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 13 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-13: Tuesday, 03/27/12
2.0 in the demo (-13% episode-to-episode change) with 5.65 million; tied for second at 8pm, fourth at 9pm, third at 9:30pm.
Season average: 2.18 in the demo with 6.30 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 13 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-12: Tuesday, 03/20/12
2.3 in the demo (+10% episode-to-episode change) with 6.76 million; second place, except third at 9pm.
Season average: 2.20 in the demo with 6.36 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 13 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-11: Tuesday, 03/13/12
2.1 in the demo (+5% episode-to-episode change) with 6.46 million; tied for first at 8pm, second at 9pm, first at 9:30pm.
Season average: 2.19 in the demo with 6.32 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 13 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-10: Tuesday, 03/06/12
2.0 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 6.03 million; third at 8pm, second place 8:30-10pm.
Season average: 2.20 in the demo with 6.30 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 12 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-09: Tuesday, 02/28/12
2.0 in the demo (-13% episode-to-episode change, spring cycle series low) with 5.70 million; fourth place at 8pm, third at 9pm.
Season average: 2.22 in the demo with 6.34 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 12 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-08: Tuesday, 02/21/12
2.3 in the demo (+10% episode-to-episode change) with 6.63 million; third place except second at 9:30pm.
Season average: 2.25 in the demo with 6.42 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 12 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-07: Tuesday, 02/14/12
2.1 in the demo (-9% episode-to-episode change) with 5.86 million; fourth at 8pm, third at 9pm, tied for third at 9:30pm.
Season average: 2.24 in the demo with 6.38 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 11 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-06: Tuesday, 02/07/12
2.3 in the demo (+10% episode-to-episode change) with 6.41 million; tied for third at 8pm, fourth place 8:30pm, third at 9:30pm.
Season average: 2.27 in the demo with 6.47 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 11 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-05: Tuesday, 01/31/12
2.1 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 6.11 million; second place expect first at 9:30pm.
Season average: 2.26 in the demo with 6.48 million.
Demo average rank: #3 of 9 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-04: Tuesday, 01/24/12 (hour)
2.1 in the demo (-9% episode-to-episode change) with 6.42 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.30 in the demo with 6.58 million.
Demo average rank: #3 of 9 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-03: Tuesday, 01/17/12
2.3 in the demo (-4% episode-to-episode change) with 6.66 million; third in the timeslot at 8pm, second 8:30-10pm.
Season average: 2.37 in the demo with 6.63 million.
Demo average rank: #3 of 9 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-02: Tuesday, 01/10/12
2.4 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 6.64 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.40 in the demo with 6.59 million.
Demo average rank: #2 of 8 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 13-01: Tuesday, 01/03/12
2.4 rating in the demographic with 6.5 million total viewers; tied for second place at 8pm, second place 8:30-10pm.
Season average: 2.40 in the demo with 6.59 million.
Demo average rank: #2 of 7 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

It’s a big drop for NBC’s venerable reality competition. Compared to last year’s January debut, the show is down by 27% in the demo and 33% in total viewers. If the rest of the peacock network’s schedule was doing better, it would be time to cut back The Biggest Loser to just one cycle per year.
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Reference point: The Spring 2010-11 season averaged a 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 7.91 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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Dorothy Barrett November 27, 2012 at 8:25 pm

I cannot imagine them canceling this program. There are so many people who want to lose weight and they feel that if they can be one of the contestants and learn knowledge of how to, they will excel.

I have a weight problem. I am a little person and would love to be trained and shown what my calorie intake should be and what exercises would benefit me the most.

To cancel this show no you should not. There is enough trash and reality stupid shows on right now.

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April Calvin September 27, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I love the Biggest Loser!! You can not cancel that show!!!

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Nancy July 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm

I thought Season 13 was a bust! But I don’t feel this show should be cancelled just because of a few bad eggs (cast members). Having watched the BL each and every season I will watch it again. I only hope those involved with its production took notes on the viewers displeasure with Season 13 drama/cast and makes changes in the future.

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Chrys Harned May 15, 2012 at 9:25 am

I enjoy watching the biggest loser and seeing the contestants transform themselves. I think the show is a great motivator for other whose are fighting the battle of the bulge.

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Cheryl Hickman May 9, 2012 at 3:30 pm

I love watching The Biggest Loser. One thing though, is that it faces NCIS/NCIS-LA on Tuesday night. A lot of people have to make a choice of which to watch especially if they don’t have a DVR. So you might want to consider moving the show to another night. I didn’t like when you chopped the show to an hour to show “The VOice” which I don’t like.

I’d like to see more of specialty diets shown on the show. I’m a diabetic with celiac disease. Show more interactions with Dr. H. Show diabetics checking their blood sugar, how to avoid low blood sugars while exercising. I think lots of people would be interested, at least I would. I do like showing the contestants working out, but there’s more to losing weight besides the exercise. Show what’s going on in the background.

I sure do hope you’ll keep this show on. It would seriously put a dent into my Tuesday night.

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Linda May 7, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Biggest Loser has been a very positive show up to this point. Unfortunately, the show had to many self-serving individuals this past season. Those of us that watch the show do so because it is inspiring to see people helping each other losing weight and getting their lives back. It has hurt not having Jillian. However, Dolvett has been a nice addition. Old players should be brought back more often. The audience gets invested in them and then you don’t see most of them ever again after the season ends. It is wonderful to catch up with more than the winners. At least, keep track of them on the website.

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