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.

News Corp Australia

Topics:  channel 10 television the biggest loser



Council refusal of 'high density' development ends in court

Ipswich City Council first meeting with the new 2016 council.

Developer took the matter to the Queensland Planning Court

Accused trafficker out on bail

Brisbane Supreme District Court

Court orders random drug tests before freeing woman on 63 charges

93 years old and still pumping iron

GOOD TIMES: 93-year-old Second World War veteran Ken Smith is glowing with health as he takes part in a program run by Active Body Conditioning at Goodlife Health Club. Ken is pictured with exercise physiologist Emily Beck.

Ken's exercise fix great for his body, mind and soul

Local Partners

'Bulls--t!' Lisa Wilkinson grilled over Karl's pay packet

LISA Wilkinson has denied a gender pay gap on The Today Show despite reports claiming her co-host Karl Stefanovic earns more than double her wage.

Rebel Wilson trial: The secret we never could have known

Rebel Wilson outside court

“Most people wouldn’t know it exists,” she said.

Janet’s back in the ring

Marta Dusseldorp returns in season three of the TV series Janet King.

Season three of ABC's legal drama delves deeper than ever before.

Game of Thrones drops new trailer for season 7

Game of Thrones fans have been given a new trailer for season 7.

Fans are finally getting a full-throttled peak at season seven.

How true-blue train driver became a TV star

Bernie Baker stars in the TV series Railroad Australia.

Fan reactions still surprise Bernie Baker.

Conviction for Snapchat body shaming of elderly woman

Dani Mathers was arrested after snapping a photo of a naked, elderly woman in a US gym and posting it on social media. Picture: Supplied

Model convicted for secretly snapping and posting a naked gym pic

What's on the big screen this week

 Kaya Scodelario and Johnny Depp in a scene from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

JACK Sparrow faces an old foe and Sam Worthington stars in The Shack

Council refusal of 'high density' development ends in court

Ipswich City Council first meeting with the new 2016 council.

Developer took the matter to the Queensland Planning Court

'Ridiculous': Council refuses renovation at heritage home

NOT FAIR: Karen Solomon of Newtown is angry with Ipswich City Council for refusing her plans to build a colonial style double car port at her Newtown home.

Council rejected development application

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!