NBC orders more of 'Biggest Loser'


NBC has ordered a sixth installment of reality competition "The Biggest Loser."

Like the current cycle, it will feature couples -- relatives or friends -- but this time they will be recruited from America's fattest cities. Alison Sweeney will return as host.

"The Biggest Loser 5" has posted the franchise's strongest numbers since the initial cycle in the fall of 2004. For its six telecasts to date, "The Biggest Loser 5" is averaging a 3.9 rating/9 share in adults 18-49 and 9.3 million viewers overall.

"The Biggest Loser" hails from Reveille, 25/7 Prods. and 3 Ball Prods. Ben Silverman, Dave Broome, JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson and Mark Koops serve as executive producers.