Biggest Loser 3 finale watched by 11.7 million people

The two-hour finale of The Biggest Loser 3 was watched by an average of 11.7 million people.

While that “was the show’s highest rating of the season,” according to The Hollywood Reporter, the show’s ratings “dropped 28% compared to last fall’s ‘Biggest Loser’ finale.”

Last season’s finale was the show’s highest-rated episode ever, with 15.9 million viewers. It aired at the end of November, although this season’s finale didn’t exactly have much competition, as most other series are now in reruns.

The third-season finale also “won each half hour of its two-hour finale in adults 18-49 between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. by wide margin,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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