Biggest Loser finale was the series’ highest-rated episode yet

Tuesday’s finale of The Biggest Loser 2 was the most-watched episode of the series yet. 15.9 million viewers tuned in, which is an increase of 12 percent from the first-season finale that aired earlier this year.

That was also NBC’s highest-rated series “in the time period since November 2001,” excluding the Olympics and sporting events, Variety reports.

Media Life Magazine notes that the show’s “6.7 average [among those 18 to 49] was an 86 percent increase over the 3.6 overnight rating the show had averaged through its first 11 episodes this season.” NBC easily beat ABC and CBS.

Big Tuesday for NBC [Variety]
For NBC, welcome winner in its ‘Loser’ [Media Life Magazine]

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