NBC's 'The Biggest Loser' having tough time


From 8-10 p.m. ET, “The Biggest Loser 12” averaged a 1.9/5 in 18-49 and 5.1 million viewers overall in a fiercely competitive time period that included Fox’s “X Factor” special, ABC’s second week of “Last Man Standing,” premiere of “Man Up” and “Dancing With the Stars” and CBS’s “NCIS” and “NCIS: Los Angeles.”  From its first half-hour to its fourth, “The Biggest Loser” increased by 18 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 2.0 from a 1.7).

At 10 p.m., “Parenthood” (2.0/5 in 18-49, 5.0 million viewers overall) currently runs within 1 share of the time-period lead among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and is #1 in adults 18-34 and women 18-34. 
Versus the same night last year, “Parenthood” is up 5 percent in 18-49 rating (2.0 vs. 1.9) and 13 percent in total viewers (4.974 million vs. 4.872 million).

Note that “Parenthood” has been adding 38 percent to these next-day “live plus same day” ratings when Nielsen issues “live plus seven day” results so far this season.

(source: NBC)