Ten’s Biggest Loser: Transformed pulls lowest audience of the season

Following Ten’s decision to pull The Biggest Loser: Transformed from Sunday night television, the weight loss body transformation show has pulled its lowest audience of the season with just 289,000 viewers.

The program fell from the top 20 most watched programs for the second night in a row, sitting at number 25, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

The revamped season  pulled in 450,000 viewers on debut, with last nights episode down 161,000 viewers from that figure.

Melbourne is the reality show’s biggest audience, with the city accounting for 112,000 of The Biggest Loser: Transformed’s metro audience, ahead of Sydney’s 75,000. While Brisbane saw 42,000 tune in compared to Adelaide’s 25,000 and Perth’s 34,000.

Nine’s Married at First Sight topped the ratings ladder for the second night this week with 1.194m tuning in from 7.30pm to watch as Nick and Sharon renewed their vows and Jesse left the ceremony single.

Twins Sharon and Michelle both took part in last nights vow ceremony

Nine’s blind wedding show was the most watched program of the evening and across the key advertising demographics 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54, totalling 1.700m viewers nationally.

Seven’s rival reality TV show My Kitchen Rules saw Court and Duncan set a new benchmark in the Sudden Death round pulling in 1.115m metro  viewers, improving on last weeks 1.037m. The sudden death saw 1.618m national viewers.

ABC’s current affairs program 7.30 finished fourth in the timelsot with 504,000 metro viewers tuning in, while SBS’s Great Continental Railway Journeys averaged 327,000 metro viewers at the same time.

Former Leo Burnett CEO Todd Sampson new science-adventure TV series Life on the Line, which aired on the ABC at 8pm, failed to make the top 20 most watched programs, pulling in 317,000 metro viewers. However, nationally it was watched by 518,000 viewers and was the 18th most watched program for national viewers.

The 9pm timeslot saw Nine’s Travel Guides grab 691,000 viewers ahead of Seven’s 800 words which managed 681,000 metro viewers and 1.156m national viewers.

In the 6pm news battle Seven News averaged 1.054m metro viewers ahead of Nine News’ 1.001m. At 6.30pm Seven News/Today Tonight saw 1.024m tune in while Nine News pulled in 1.021m.

Nine managed to hold its top spot in overall audience share averaging 23.7% ahead of Seven’s 23.4% and Ten’s 9.8%.

Meanwhile the ABC averaged 8.7% while SBS posted a share of 5%.


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