NBC has been having ratings problems on Thursday nights for years. Now, they’ve decided to try moving their venerable series The Biggest Loser to that night. Will the numbers hold up or could this move cause the ratings to fall low enough for the show to be cancelled? We’ll have to wait and see.
On The Biggest Loser, contestants try to win a $250,000 prize by losing the highest percentage of body weight. This season, contestants are former top athletes who are trying to recapture their figures. Alison Sweeney returns as host but Jillian Michaels has left the show again. Returning trainers Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince are joined by Jessie Pavelka and Jennifer Widerstrom.
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 15th season of The Biggest Loser averaged a 1.9 rating in the demo and 6.52 million 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 a 17th season?