Wednesday: 'Loser' Is Winner For NBC, CBS Close Second
The third season of the program, "The Biggest Loser 3" won its two-hour time period as well as giving NBC a win for Wednesday night. In fact, it was the second-best-rated show on the night. "Loser" won with a Nielsen preliminary 4.8 rating/13 share in adults 18-49. For the night, NBC earned a leading 4.4/12.
The only other network contender for the night was CBS. "King of Queens" pulled down a 3.2/9; "Criminal Minds" improved on that to a 4.7/12; and "CSI: NY" went higher with a 4.9/14. All this had CBS just missing out on beating NBC, coming in with a 4.3/12.
Other networks were well behind the leaders. Fox aired an original and a repeat of "Bones, which gave it a 2.6/7 number for the night.
ABC sank lower--none of its shows topped a 2.0 rating. "Show Me The Money" and "Day Break" continue to trend down, with a 1.6/5 and a 1.4/4, respectively. The network's 10 p.m. hour "Primetime: Basic Instinct" didn't do much better at a 1.8/5.
Univision, with 1.4/4, and the CW, with a 1.0/3, brought up the rear.