According to preliminary numbers from Nielsen, the two-hour "Biggest Loser" closer drew an average of 7.4 million viewers overall and a rating of 2.2 in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49 age group. In the key demographic, that's down around 20% from last year's finale, which aired in March. However, total viewership for the two finales were virtually even. This season ender was up 29% from last week's episode and achieved a season high in total viewers.
NBC began the night with a Winter Olympics preview that brought in 5.3 million viewers.
CBS' Tuesday drama lineup returned to win the night, averaging 15.9 million viewers and a demo rating of 2.7. The most-watched series,
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" got plenty of exposure from its post-Super Bowl airing, but it's hard to tell if that helped win the double-Golden-Globe-winning comedy. The