Entertainment

Ten axes Biggest Loser from Sunday nights

The Biggest Loser: Transformed trainers Libby Babet and Shannan Ponton pictured with host Fiona Falkiner, centre.
The Biggest Loser: Transformed trainers Libby Babet and Shannan Ponton pictured with host Fiona Falkiner, centre. Channel 10

CHANNEL Ten has dumped The Biggest Loser: Transformed from its Sunday night timeslot.

Instead, the revamped weight loss show will now screen Mondays to Thursdays at 7.30pm.

The switch comes after dismal ratings last night when The Biggest Loser: Transformed was trounced by Married at First Sight, My Kitchen Rules, and Grand Designs.

The Biggest Loser: Transformed scored a very poor 305,000 viewers across the five capital cities - the lowest for the franchise.

The figure was around a quarter of the 1.190 million that watched Married at First Sight, a new ratings record for Nine's wedding show.

My Kitchen Rules averaged 1.020 million for its elimination episode which saw Kelsey and Amanda sent packing.

The ABC's Grand Designs (743,000) also easily beat The Biggest Loser: Transformed.

The Biggest Loser: Transformed has struggled from the start. Its launch episode got off to a flabby start with 405,000 viewers last Tuesday.

Ten issued a statement at the time saying they backed the new version of The Biggest Loser despite the slow start.

"We are confident that Australians will embrace it," Ten program chief Beverley McGarvey said.

That doesn't seem to have happened with Wednesday's episode averaging 453,000 but Thursday's dropping to 387,000.

Ten took a chance on rejigging The Biggest Loser, ditching Michelle Bridges and Steve "Commando" Willis and changing the focus from morbidly obese contestants.

Trainer Shannon Ponton is joined by Libby Babet on the Fiona Falkiner-hosted show.

The Sunday night The Biggest Loser: Transformed with be replaced by new episodes of US sitcom Modern Family.

Topics:  channel 10 television the biggest loser

News Corp Australia


Shark Tank star set to head back to his CQ roots

BUSINESS TALK: Steve Baxter will head back home to Central Queensland in his new role in government.

Baxter lands new role as Chief Entrepreneur, plans to share knowledge

A disgrace: Calls for double lane hwy from Gympie to Cairns

There's been a number of serious accidents on the Bruce Hwy this year, including many deaths, thankfully this one, near Raglan, was not one of them.

LNP politician grilled on state of the Bruce Hwy

CQ weather: 479mm rainfall, roads and what to expect in days ahead

Matilda with her dog Clarry watching the rain fall. 109mm recorded at our house in Park Avenue so far this week.

LATEST on road conditions, rainfall totals, forecasts and schools

Local Partners

Barbara Walters slammed over abuse interview

BARBARA Walters is under fire after a video of her unsympathetic interview with a former child star about Hollywood abuse resurfaced.

Virgin boss’ creepy F1 star flirt fiasco

Richard Branson on Makepeace Island in Noosa. FILE IMAGE

“’Hold on,’ I said, ‘that’s enough. That’s well out of order.’

Billy Joel to be a dad again at 68

Billy Joel is to become a dad again. Picture: Supplied

Joel will become a father for the third time next month

Bear Grylls' cameraman separates myths from monsters

Paul 'Mungo' Mungeam on the hunt for giant snakes in the Amazon.

THE search for legendary creatures lands some surprising results.

‘THEY’RE STILL OUT THERE’: Hollywood’s other ‘open secret’

Hollywood is full of dark secrets.

Abuse of young boys is Hollywood's other "open secret"

What's on the big screen this week

Reese Witherspoon in a scene from the movie Home Again.

REESE Witherspoon stars in the new rom com Home Again.

Pussycat Dolls fire back over ‘prostitution’ claims

The Pussycat Dolls have fired back at claims by an ex-member that they were a “prostitution ring.”

THE Pussycat Dolls have hit back at claims by a former member that the girl group...