Channel Ten’s ninth season of The Biggest Loser pulls in 753,000 on debut

The debut of Channel Ten’s ninth season of The Biggest Loser which sees trainers Michelle Bridges, Shannon Ponton and Steve ‘The Commando’ Willis tackle the obesity problem of an entire town drew in 753,000 viewers, OzTam preliminary overnight metro ratings show.

Episode one of the series, which aired at 6.30pm was beaten by Channel Nine’s broadcast of the One Day Cricket, Australia v England which drew 1.434 million metro viewers for Australia’s run chase from 6.30pm, up from sessions one’s 1.178 million viewers when the match started at 2pm.

Last year the first episode of The Biggest Loser rated 814,000 on its opening night.

Nine News Sunday was the top program of the night with more than 1.4 million viewers, while Seven News had 992,000 viewers, both at 6pm.

The Australian Open, which saw World No. 1 Serena Williams knocked out in a massive upset by Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic and the final Australian left in the singles draw Casey Dellacqua also bow out, drew 733,000 viewers for the night session starting at 6.30pm, while the day’s play drew 473,000.

Nine won the night with a 25.8 per cent audience share, and Seven had 17.6 per cent as Ten’s audience share stood at 14.8 per cent.

Sunday’s top 15 shows: 

1. Nine News Sunday Nine 1.452m

2. One Day Cricket – Australia V England Game 3 Session 2 Nine 1.452m

3. One Day Cricket – Australia V England Game 3 Session 1 Nine 1.178m

4. Seven News – Sun Seven 992,000

5.  Foyle’s War – EV ABC1 886,000

6. The Biggest Loser: Challenge Australia Ten 753,000

7. Seven’s Tennis: 2014 Aust Open – Night Seven 733,000

8. ABC News ABC1 692,000

9. Modern Family Ten 638,000

10. ABC News Update-EV ABC1 580,000

11. Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol Ten 579,000

12. One Day Cricket – Australia V England Game 3 Pre Match Nine 504,000

13. Seven’s Tennis: 2014 Aust Open – Day 7 Seven 473,000

14. Australian Story ABC1 449,000

15. Ten Eyewittness News Sun Ten 400,000

Sunday’s share: 

  • Network 9 25.8%
  • Network 7 17.6%
  • Network TEN 14.8%
  • Network ABC1 11.8%
  • Network 7TWO 4.3%
  • Network SBS ONE 4.3%
  • Network GO! 4.1%
  • Network ELEVEN 3.7%
  • Network Gem 3.4%
  • Network 7mate 2.9%
  • Network ABC2 2.8%
  • Network ONE 2.3%
  • Network ABC News 24 0.8%
  • Network ABC3 0.6%
  • Network SBS 2 0.6% 
  • Network NITV 0.2%

Data copyright of OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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