The Biggest Loser gains weight on day two

The Biggest Loser gains weight on day two
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The Biggest Loser: Challenge Australia has received an audience jump on its second outing for 2014, with the reality program coming second in its timeslot only to the Australian Open.

At 7.30pm last night, an hour later than its 753,000-strong premiere on January 20, it pulled in 852,000 viewers to Ten, according to OzTam’s overnight metro ratings.

The weight loss competition won seventh place for Ten and came second in its timeslot only to Seven’s Australian Open broadcast (1.06 million) which kicked off at 7pm.

The Biggest Loser beat two episodes of Nine’s Big Bang Theory and the ABC’s 7.30 (749,000).

Ten won a total 18.3% share of all free-to-air viewers. The result put the commercial network ahead of the ABC’s total 16.9% share but behind rivals Seven and Nine.

Seven won the night overall with a total 33.1% share with 24.4% going to the network’s primary channel.

Nine was runner up with a 27.2% share and 19.1% for its primary channel. Ten’s main channel took home 12.3% of all FTA viewers.

Seven News (1.191 million) was Monday evening’s most watched program. Nine’s extended news bulletin again outperformed Seven’s Today Tonight (1.001 million) with 1.117 million staying tuned to Nine News at 6.30.

A Current Affair also had more viewers in its later timeslot than Today Tonight with 1.017 million choosing to watch ACA at 7pm.

SBS won 4.5% of all FTA viewers with 3.6% going to SBS One.

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