Biggest Loser lumbers to 1.4m for finale

The finale of Ten’s weight loss show The Biggest Loser rated with 1.365m when the winner was announced last night.

The final night, which aired for an hour and a half from 8pm, pulled in 1.348m for the show. It won the night overall, and in every key demographic, 25-54, 16-39 and 18-49.

However, ratings were down from last year, when 1.682m tuned in to watch the final night and 1.555m watched the announcement of the winner on a Monday night in May.

Loser beat Packed to the Rafters on Seven, which rated with 1.178m in the 8.30pm time slot, and two episodes of The Big Bang Theory and 2 Broke Girls on Nine.

Ten’s biggest TV format, MasterChef, stayed just the right side of a million with 1.078m in the 7pm time slot for the start of the culling phase of the series, where 50 cooks are whittled down to 24.

Despite reasonable ratings for Loser and MasterChef, Ten was beaten by Seven for audience share. Seven claimed 22.9% share, narrowly ahead of Ten’s 21.7%.

The second show in the series of The Price Is Right brought in 402,000 for Seven in the 5pm time slot. The show that followed it, Deal or No Deal, rated with 621,000, and couldn’t beat Hot Seat on Nine, which pulled in 655,000.

In the battle at breakfast, Nine’s Today recorded another rare victory over Sunrise on Seven, pipping its rival by just 4,000 viewers, according to preliminary overnight rankings from Oztam. Ten’s Breakfast rated with 31,000.

Tuesday’s top 15 shows:

1. The Biggest Loser – Winner Ten 1.365m
2. The Biggest Loser – Final Ten 1.348m
3. Seven News Seven 1.302m
4. Nine News Nine 1.208m
5. The Block Nine 1.200m
6. Packed to the Rafters Seven 1.178m
7. Today Tonight Seven 1.160m
8. The Force Seven 1.109m
9. The Big Bang Theory Nine 1.106m
10. A Current Affair Nine 1.091m
11. Masterchef Ten 1.078m
12. Home and Away Seven 0.965m
13. The Big Bang Theory Nine 0.950m
14. ABC News ABC 0.930m
15. Border Security Seven 0.892m

Tuesday’s channel share:

Seven: 22.9%
Ten: 21.7%
Nine: 19.3%
ABC1: 11.3%
SBS1: 4.0%
Eleven: 3.0%
7mate: 2.8%
7TWO: 2.5%
GO!: 2.5%
ABC2: 2.3%
Gem: 2.1%
One: 2.0%
ABC News 24: 1.8%
SBS2: 0.9%
ABC3: 0.7%



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