The Biggest Loser gains pulling in more than 1m metro viewers for winner announcement

Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 9.55.28 AMTen’s Biggest Loser winner announcement on Tuesday evening which saw Daniel Jofre crowned the biggest loser after shedding 51kgs was watched by 1.034m metro viewers.

Tuesday night’s ratings results were delayed  after Nielsen experienced “telcommunications issues”. The rest of the finale pulled in 911,000 metro viewers, handing Ten a winning audience share of 18.8 per cent.

It was a marked improvement on last year’s finale performance, which saw 949,000 metro viewers tune in for the winner announcement, 860,000 for the final weigh-in and 650,000 for the main program. 

Ten promised The Biggest Loser would be given a “Masterchef-style makeover” following the poor results, although trainer Shannan Ponton has called for there to be more educational elements to the show should it return next year.

Tuesday night’s winner announcement and the finale were the most-watched and second most-watched shows across the key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54).

Meanwhile, a quiet night in TV in which no program pulled in more than 1m metro viewers saw Seven’s Home and Away win across the key advertising demographics for its season finale, and it was also the most-watched non-news show of the evening with a metro audience of 824,000.

It easily out-rated the second half of Ten’s The Project which was watched by 565,000, after 463,000 tuned in from 6.30pm. While Home and Away was the most-watched show across the demos, The Project was the second most popular choice amongst 16-39 year olds and 18-49 year olds.

Seven won the night with an audience share of 19 per cent, just ahead of Nine’s share of 18.9 per cent. Ten claimed third place with a share of 12.5 per cent as the ABC settled for a share of 9.7 per cent.

News dominated the slow evening, with Seven News at 6pm winning the night with a metro audience of 997,000, dipping to 957,000 from 6.30pm. Nine News at 6pm pulled in 925,000, remaining steady into the second half hour of the program.

Nine’s Qantas-funded Ready for Takeoff, which they shifted from Friday to Wednesday nights last week, was watched by 623,000 at 8pm, down on last week’s audience of 698,000.


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