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TV ratings: 'New Girl' down a bit, 'Fashion Star' takes 18-49 in its slot

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, March 13, 2012Reruns of "NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" still ruled Tuesday night, winning the most viewers for the 8 and 9 o'clock hours on CBS, but NBC's "The Biggest Loser" was up a bit over last week.Elsewhere, "Cougar Town" held steady again this week, while "New Girl" was down a bit -- though the FOX show did hang onto the top spot for viewers age 18-49. The 90-minute "Fashion Star" premiere found 4.7 million viewers for its first half-hour, though it dropped off to 4.4 million by the end.CBS won for total viewers for the night with 10.4 million and a 6.7 rating/11 share in households. NBC was a more distant second (5.45 million, 3.5/6) with ABC coming in very close behind (5.44 million, 3.6/6). FOX had 4.2 million (2.6/4) and The CW got 1.2 million (0.8/1).There was a three-way tie for the 18-49 demographic for the night rating... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/03/tv-ratings-biggest-loser-up-new-girl-down-a-bit-but-still-on-top-with-18-24.html

The Biggest Loser 2012 Season 13 Episode 11

The Biggest Loser  Season 13 Episode 11 airs Tuesday March 13 on NBC at 8 pm. Episode Synopsis : This week, the game goes to singles for  the nine remaining contestants , so everyone returns to their original team colors. Their first challenge as individuals is a tug-of-war competition on the ice with a Yankee Swap prize system that will give one lucky contestant  a shopping spree with singer, actress and fashion designer Jessica Simpson! Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/03/13/the-biggest-loser-2012-season-13-episode-11/  

'Biggest Loser' Trainer Switch Leads To Dolvett In Tights

The theme for this week on "The Biggest Loser" was all about stepping out of one's comfort zone. So in order to help the contestants do just that, Alison Sweeney announced that they would be switching trainers for the entire week. This after just coming off an 18-day stay at home with no trainers at all. It's as if the show is trying to make weight loss difficult for the contestants. Bob had a blast digging into the Red Team, laughing with every groan of pain. But for Dolvett, he found a lot more resistance from the all-women Black Team. So to try and break the ice a bit, he took them to a ballet studio for a workout. There they all got to dress up like ballerinas, while he even donned gray tights in an attempt to break some of the ice between him and the team. It seemed to work, as they certainly appreciated his physique in the tights, and trusted him a bit more. To make things even more interesting, this week it was the team that won the weigh-in who would decide who from the losing team would go home. This created an interesting situation for the trainers, if they feel any sense of loyalty to their own teams. Would they under-train the opposing team on purpose to try and give their own team a better chance of winning the weigh-in? To hear the trainers talk, this wasn't even a consideration. But after looking at the numbers on the scale, there was something going on. The teams had more incentive than ever to win the weigh-in, but their performances across the board were abysmal at best. Was it the 18 days at home that threw them? Losing 5% of their total body weight in that span looked good on the scale, but that was in almost two-and-a-half weeks. Thus their weekly weight losses were likely much more on par with what we saw this week. Or maybe it was the adjustments of being back on the ranch after so long away, and being with different trainers. It should be interesting to see what happens next week when they go to the "Singles" stage of the competition. Unfortunately for Cassandra, she missed out on the chance to get there by playing her strategic hand a little too early, and to the wrong person. No one understood why she and Emily would propose their all-girl Finals to Conda, of all people. Conda's brother Jeremy is still in the competition. Did they think she would support a plan that would see him booted before the Finals? And as Emily won "Biggest Loser" for the Black Team (which lost the weigh-in despite the Red Team losing only 20 pounds among five people) Cassandra became the likeliest target from a strategic point. Chris got a few votes because she hasn't really been pulling her weight, and because Kim advocates having strong players at the end so its a real competition. But most of the rest of her team went the route of preferring to keep the weaker players to increase their own chances of walking away with the top prize. See how it plays out as "The Biggest Loser" continues Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST on NBC. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser. http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/1o5eDhEbCrQ/the-biggest-loser-trainer-switch-dolvett-tights-video_n_1325935.html

The Biggest Loser 2012 Season 13 Episode 10

The Biggest Loser  Season 13 Episode 10 airs Tuesday March 6 on NBC at 8 pm. Episode Synopsis :This week, the age-old excuse "I’m stuck in my comfort zone " is addressed as contestants are pushed out of their comfort zones by switching trainers for the week . The red team works out with trainer Bob Harper, while the black team burns calories with trainer Dolvett Quince. Read More.... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/03/06/the-biggest-loser-2012-season-13-episode-10/  

TV ratings: 'American Idol' rocks Tuesday, 'NCIS' and 'Cougar Town' down

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012Bringing "American Idol" on for a Tuesday night paid off big for FOX, though "NCIS" still won the most viewers for the 8 p.m. hour on CBS.Elsewhere, "Cougar Town" was down for the second week in a row.FOX won for total viewers, drawing 15.8 million people and a 9.3 rating/14 share in households. CBS was a close second (14.5 million, 9.2/14), with ABC a more distant third (5.6 million, 3.6/6), NBC fourth (5.5 million, 3.5/5) and The CW fifth (999,000, 0.7/1).FOX also came out on top in the 18-49 demographic with a 5.0 rating for the night, beating out CBS (2.8), NBC (2.0), ABC (1.6) and The CW (0.4).... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/02/tv-ratings-american-idol-rocks-tuesday-ncis-and-cougar-town-down.html

'The Biggest Loser' production resumes after cast revolt

Most of the current "Biggest Loser" cast walked off set last week in response to a twist producers planned to introduce that would allow previously booted contestants back into the competition, but TMZ is reporting that production has resumed.Apparently, after a mass revolt that involved most of the competitors walking off set in the middle of shooting, two people have been booted from the show and production has finally gotten back on track.Sources tell TMZ that at this point, producers aren't sure whether they'll include the mutiny in the show, but it could become a story point in the upcoming "Biggest Loser" season. It'll be interesting if they do choose to include it, as most reality shows prefer to keep the behind-the-scenes activity out of the actual show.NBC has declined to comment.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/02/the-biggest-loser-production-resumes-after-cast-revolt.html

'The Biggest Loser' contestants revolt against game-changing twist, walk off set

There's a mutiny on the set of "The Biggest Loser," and it's all because of a producer-inflicted plot twist the remaining contestants are not so happy about.According to TMZ, the group of contenders still left on the ranch have walked off the show because they found out that producers were planning to let eliminated contestants back into the competition. TMZ reports that the remaining contestants thought it was so unfair that people would have a second shot at the $250,000 grand prize that they "banded together and decided to protest by walking off the show in the middle of shooting an episode."Production is reportedly shut down for at least a week while the situation get works out. While we're not opposed to twists on reality shows, the whole "bringing back eliminated contestants" thing is getting kind of old. Take "Top Chef: Texas," for example. Beverly came back to the competition and was eliminated an episode... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/02/the-biggest-loser-contestants-revolt-against-game-changing-twist-walk-off-set.html

TV ratings: 'Glee' up a little, 'Cougar Town' off slightly Tuesday; CBS coasts to victory

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012The last episode of "Glee" until April drew slightly better ratings than last week, but the numbers overall didn't bounce back much from last Tuesday's down night. CBS once again scored a big victory in viewers, although FOX made it a tight race in the adults 18-49 demographic.Elsewhere, "Cougar Town" fell just a little bit from its premiere last week, and "New Girl" and "Unforgettable" dipped as well. "Parenthood" and "Body of Proof," however, improved some.CBS won the total-viewer race by a huge margin, drawing 15.3 million people and a 9.7 rating/15 share in households. That was more than double the audience for second-place FOX (6.5 million, 3.9/6). NBC (6.1 million, 3.8/6) came in third, beating out ABC's 5.8 million viewers and 3.7/6. The CW scored 1.2 million viewers and a 0.8/1.CBS earned a 2.9 rating among adults 18-49, barely beating FOX (2.8) for the top spot. NBC... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/02/tv-ratings-glee-up-a-little-cougar-town-off-slightly-tuesday-cbs-coasts-to-victory.html

The Biggest Loser 2012 Season 13 Episode 9

The Biggest Loser  Season 13 Episode 9 airs Tuesday February 28 on NBC at 8 pm. Episode Synopsis    LAYERS RETURN HOME FOR EMOTIONAL REUNIONS WITH LOVED ONES — This week, the 11 remaining players put what they’ve learned to the test when they all go home for 18 days and are given the chance to gain immunity by losing 5% of their body weight. They’ll also compete individually in a home rowing challenge that will earn the winner $10,000 when they are revealed at the weigh-in. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/02/28/the-biggest-loser-2012-season-13-episode-9/  

The Biggest Loser 2012 Season 13 Episode 8

The Biggest Loser  Season 13 Episode 8 airs Tuesday February 21 on NBC at 8 pm. Episode Synopsis : This week, the contestants  are faced with a temptation involving their favorite foods, with the winner gaining game-changing power to arrange the two teams however they like -and remain anonymous. After an unpopular decision is made to switch up the teams, tensions rise and suspicion grows about the real identity of the temptation winner. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/02/21/the-biggest-loser-2012-season-13-episode-8/  
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