Battle of the Two-Hour Premieres: NBC’s ‘Biggest Loser’ Tops 18-49 Demo, CBS’s ‘Live to Dance’ Takes Total Viewers

Jan 5, 2011  •  Post A Comment

NBC’s two-hour premiere of "The Biggest Loser: Couples" was the highest-rated program Tuesday night in the adults 18-49 demo, helping the Peacock Network win the night overall, TVbytheNumbers.com reported. CBS, however, won the night in total viewers, led by the two-hour premiere of its Paula Abdul show “Live to Dance.”

For the night, NBC averaged a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demo, beating CBS (2.2 average), ABC (1.7) and Fox (1.5). CBS averaged 10.2 million total viewers, ahead of NBC (7.8 million), ABC (6.2 million) and Fox (4.3 million).

At 8 p.m. the first hour of "The Biggest Loser" had a 2.8 average rating and a 3.1 in the 18-49 demographic for the top and bottom halves of the hour, better than "Live to Dance’s" average of 2.45 in the same demo for the hour. ABC’s "No Ordinary Family" logged a mean score of 1.85 in the 18-49 demo for the hour.

At 9 p.m. "The Biggest Loser" rose to a 3.55 average in the 18-49 demo for the hour, while "Live to Dance’s" second hour netted a 2.4 average in the same demo. ABC’s return of "V" managed a 2.1 in the 18-49 demo, and Fox’s "Million Dollar Money Drop" averaged a 1.3 in the same demo for the hour.

In the 10 p.m. hour new episodes of NBC’s "Parenthood" competed with ABC’s "Detroit 1-8-7," with the former averaging a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demo compared with the latter’s 1.25 average in the same demo for the hour.

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