'Biggest Loser' is biggest winner Wednesday


NEW YORK -- "The Biggest Loser" was the biggest winner in primetime Wednesday, with the two-hour finale lifting NBC to a win in the adults 18-49 demographic.

Meanwhile, "Clash of the Choirs" continued to battle "Duel" in the 8 p.m. hour, with NBC's musical competition edging past it in viewership and tying it in adults 18-49, according to preliminary estimates released Wednesday by Nielsen Media Research. But "NCIS" easily dispatched both in viewers and the demo.

"The Biggest Loser" (11.4 million, 4.6 rating/13 share in adults 18-49) rose above the competition between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m., scoring its highest ratings so far this season -- and only slightly behind last year's season finale (4.8/13).

"Clash of the Choirs" (7.7 million, 2.4/7) was even with Monday's premiere while "Duel" (7.3 million, 2.4/7) was up 10% from its Monday premiere.

NBC (10.2 million, 3.9/11) won the night in the adults 18-49 demo over ABC (6.9 million, 2.1/6); CBS (10.3 million, 2.5/7); Fox (7.9 million, 2.7/8); and The CW (1.4 million, 0.6/2).