Biggest Loser gains audience weight

Biggest Loser gains audience weight
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Ten’s finale of The Biggest Loser sneaks its way into the top ten of most watched shows yesterday, with 949,000 people tuning in to see Craig Booby crowned the Biggest Loser after losing a whopping 78.9 kilograms.

The final weigh-in last night wrought 860,000 viewers for the network in a five city metro, with Sydneysiders the most interested to see the transformations (322,000 viewers for the winner announcement and 302,000 for the weigh-in), according to OzTam preliminary ratings.

Seven dominated the ratings last night however, with Downton Abbey and My France with Manu squeezing into fourth and sixth place respectively with 1.086 and 1.061 viewers.

Seven grabbed the top place in the total combined share last night with 30.9%.

Five of its programs snaked into the top twenty, giving the primary channel a 24.2% share of the total share.

Nine came in second with a total share of 26.6% with 18% going to its main station and five shows in the top 20.

Nine News on Sunday night at 6pm was the network’s most watched show last night, pulling in 1.231 million viewers.

Ten found itself in third place with a 19.7% total share thanks to The Biggest Loser dominating three of the five most watched shows from the network last night.

Ten’s main channel grabbed 13% of the network’s total share.

Elementary and Ten’s Eyewitness News also made it into the top 20 with 478,000 and 434,000 viewers respectively.

ABC came in fourth with a total share of 17.5%, 13.2% of that going to ABC1.

ABC also had five shows in the top 20, with the news and Jack Irish: Dead Point being two of the network’s highest watched shows (839,000 and 780,000 viewers respectively).

SBS came fifth with a total share of 5.4% with SBS One nabbing 4.4%.

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