It’s a new year, a new night, and a “new” host for The Biggest Loser. Alison Sweeney is gone but some past contestants are returning. NBC renewed the series for a 17th season but there are fewer episodes this time around. How will the venerable competition perform in the ratings this time around? Cancelled or renewed for season 18? Stay tuned.
On The Biggest Loser: Temptation Island, 16 contestants (including Richard Hatch from Survivor and Erin Willett from The Voice) are tempted with food, money, electronics, and shopping. Dolvett Quince and Jennifer Widerstrom return as trainers and former trainer Bob Harper has taken over for Alison Sweeney as host.
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.
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For comparisons: The 16th season of The Biggest Loser averaged a 1.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.53 million total viewers.
Note: Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you still like The Biggest Loser TV series? Would you like to see it cancelled or renewed for an 18th season?