NBC's 'The Biggest Loser' just an average Tuesday


From 8-10 p.m. ET, “The Biggest Loser: Couples” averaged a 2.4/7 in 18-49 and 7.0 million viewers overall in a time period that included special competition from Fox’s 90-minute “American Idol,” plus CBS’s “NCIS” and “NCIS: LA” and ABC’s “No Ordinary Family” and “V.” 

From its first half-hour to its fourth, “Biggest Loser” grew by 50 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 3.0 from a 2.0) and by 34 percent or 2.1 million persons in total viewers (8.3 million vs. 6.2 million). 

By its final half-hour, “Biggest Loser” pulled within 1 share of first place in adults 18-49 and was tied for #1 in women 25-54 (pending updates). 

 At 10 p.m., “Parenthood” delivered a 1.9/6 in 18-49 and 5.0 million viewers overall in a time period that included competition from CBS’s “The Good Wife” and ABC’s special “20/20” interview of Charlie Sheen. 

These “Parenthood” results are likely to increase substantially when Nielsen issues “live plus seven day” results for the week of February 7-13. 

Through the season’s first 20 weeks, “Parenthood” added an average 42 percent to its 18-49 rating when going from the previously reported “live plus same day” ratings to its “live plus seven day” results.

(source: NBC)