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.

NBC wins Wed. with ‘Loser’ finale [The Hollywood Reporter]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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