The Biggest Loser axed from Sunday night television

Ten’s The Biggest Loser: Transformed has been pulled from Sunday night television after its abysmal ratings this season.

The Biggest Loser: Transformer trainers Shannan Ponton and Libby Babet

The body transformation show will instead air Monday through to Thursday in the competitive 7.30pm timeslot, while season eight of US mockumentary comedy Modern Family is set to replace The Biggest Loser in the Sunday night 7pm timeslot.

The Biggest Loser announced a revamp in 2016 which saw trainers Michelle Bridges and Steve “Commando” Willis booted off the show. This year’s trainers consist of Sydney personal trainer Libby Babet and long-standing trainer Shannan Ponton.

The Biggest Loser did not air a season last year, returning to television on March 14 this year, pulling a measly 450,000 viewers for the premiere.

Speaking on the debut of this year’s The Biggest Loser Transformed, Network Ten chief content officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “The Biggest Loser: Transformed is a strong, positive and entertaining show and we are confident Australians will embrace it. Judging it on the basis of one night’s overnight TV ratings is premature. The feedback from critics and on social media has been extremely positive. The transformations of the contestants over the next eight weeks are amazing.”

The ratings have continued to fall for the program in 2017 seeing 387,000 metro viewers last Wednesday night, 305,000 on Sunday night and 335,000 last night.


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