Underbelly may have shed 300,000 viewers last night but it was small change given the tough competition.
The Nine drama averaged 1.92m viewers, beating The Biggest Loser: The Winner Announced on 1.56m for the final 30 minutes of the reality contest with a peak of 1.8m.
The remaining 90 mins of The Biggest Loser: Finale Night averaged 1.38m.
Together with Nine News (1.36m), 60 Minutes (1.33m) the Nine Network won the night, pushing TEN into second place and Seven into third.
Seven News was just under 1.6m with The Force on 1.22m, Border Security on 1.2m and Bones had 1.17m. Sunday Night was 1.15m winning its slot ahead of 6:30 edition The Biggest Loser: The Final Weigh In (1.1m) and Domestic Blitz (1.03m).
Elsewhere TEN’s Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation was 1.23m while there was good news for the ABC with the premiere of the new-look Doctor Who on 1.03m, a good result given the tough competition.SBS’ best was Who Do You Think You Are? on 273,000.
Top Gear also pulled a cool 328,000 on GO!
Underbelly may yet pick up more viewers through Timeshifting results, which typically favour drama over reality. Nine will also repeat the episode this Wednesday at 10:30pm instead of a Cold Case repeat.
TEN’s chief programming officer, David Mott, said: “The Biggest Loser is an important part of our ‘big-event’ TV line-up.”
“Over the season, our eight contestant couples lost a total of 880 kilograms. Their extraordinary weight loss and transformation made for compelling television. The 2010 season has once again delivered plenty of inspiration for Australians looking to make their own positive lifestyle changes.”
Last year’s Biggest Loser took 2.09m viewers without quite so much tough competition.