[12/15/10 - 10:39 AM]
...Loses 181 Pounds to Become "The Biggest Loser" and Gain $250,000 at Last Night's Live Season 10 Finale on NBC
The Peacock details the winner of "The Biggest Loser's" latest edition.

[via press release from NBC]


Plus, 31-Year-Old Mark Pinhasovich From East Brunswick, New Jersey, Wins The "At Home" Prize of $100,000 Among Eliminated Contestants

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - December 15, 2010 - Patrick House, a 28-year-old sales representative from Vicksburg, Mississippi, won NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and $250,000 at last night's exciting live season 10 finale of the popular series. Patrick began season ten weighing 400 lbs. and lost 181 lbs. Weighing in at finale at 219 lbs., Patrick lost 45.25% of his body weight to claim the prize. Season 11 of the series, "The Biggest Loser: Couples," will premiere Tuesday, January 4 (9-11 p.m. ET).

Patrick and Alfredo "Frado" Dinten, a 43-year-old futures commodity trader from Staten Island, New York, were two of the finalists, and America voted to determine who would be the third finalist. In the first part of the live finale, viewers learned that Ada Wong, a 28-year-old project coordinator for a high tech company from Santa Clara, California, had beaten Elizabeth Ruiz, a 31-year-old medical assistant from Lawrence, Massachusetts, to become the third finalist.

The runner up among the three finalists was Frado, who began the show at 367 pounds and weighed 205 lbs. at the finale. He lost 162 pounds and 44.14% of his body weight. Coming in third place was Ada, who lost 99 pounds and 38.37% of her body weight. She began the show at 258 lbs. and weighed 159 at finale.

The winner of this season's $100,000 "at home" prize among eliminated contestants went to Mark Pinhasovich, a 31-year-old bartender and recruiter from East Brunswick, New Jersey. Mark started the show weighing 421 lbs. and ended at 208 pounds. He lost 213 pounds and 50.59% of his body weight.

Last night's "Biggest Loser" finale set season highs for the series, averaging a 4.0 rating, 11 share in adults 18-49 and 11.0 million viewers overall, according to preliminary "fast affiliate-based" "live plus same day" ratings from Nielsen Media Research. The finale registered NBC's heftiest results in the Tuesday 9-11 p.m. ET slot, excluding Olympics, since December 8, 2009 in 18-49 and since September 14 in total viewers. "The Biggest Loser won the time period in adults, men and women 18-34; adults, men and women 18-49; and adults and women 25-54.

"The Biggest Loser" is a production of Reveille LLC, 25/7 Productions and 3Ball Productions. Ben Silverman (NBC's "The Office," "Ugly Betty"), Dave Broome ("Shedding For The Wedding," "Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope"), JD Roth ("MasterChef," "What's Eating You"), Todd A. Nelson ("Unan1mous," "Beauty and the Geek"), Howard T. Owens ("MasterChef," "The Buried Life") and Todd Lubin ("30 Days," "Nashville Star") serve as executive producers.

  [december 2010]  


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[11/27/15 - 07:44 AM]
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