October 08, 2011 12:00 PM by Lisa Princ
Season twelve of The Biggest Loser on NBC is carrying on with Anna Kournikova, and Dolvett Quince in place of Jillian Michaels, but is it hurting the show’s ratings? Sadly, last week, the series hit an all time low. Read on for more details.
The much anticipated season twelve of The Biggest Loser on NBC is showing signs of serious problems as it is declining in ratings. The series, which averaged a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 7.44 million viewers for the fall season last year, is not doing so hot this year. Season twelve debuted with a 2.3 in the 18-49 demographic with 6.17 million viewers, which is a big drop from last season, putting the series in the 3rd & 4th ratings place for the 8 pm and 9 pm time slots. It’s second week did not do any better, but it remained steady instead.
But nothing compared to last week, when we assumed the NFL players may draw in some added viewers, it actually did the opposite. The third week of season twelve brought in the lowest rating, at a 2.0 rating, with only 5.6 million viewers, giving The Biggest Loser their lowest telecast ever in the fall season. It’s very sad for NBC as this show is one of their longest running reality series, but could this be the end? We can’t help but wonder if the drop in ratings is due to the loss of our beloved Jillian Michaels. Maybe, just maybe, they can coax Jillian back for the next season!
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