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TV ratings: 'Thursday Night Football' tackles 'Biggest Loser' debut
TV ratings: 'Thursday Night Football' tackles 'Biggest Loser' debut

Final ratings for the debut of CBS' "Thursday Night Football" won't be out until later, but it clearly had an impact on rival NBC's season premiere of "The Biggest Loser." The weight-loss-competition reality show's 16th season opened with 5.4 million total viewers on average, lower than last year's fall debut by about 25%, according to early numbers from Nielsen. Among 18-to-49-year-old viewers, the category most prized by advertisers, the show scored a rating of 1.6, down 30% from last season's number. In 2013, "Biggest Loser" premiered without competition from the National Football League. This season's opener also...

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