By the Numbers: The Biggest Loser Season 15 Episode 1

The Biggest Loser (Photo: NBC)
The Biggest Loser (Photo: NBC)

The Biggest Loser is back for its 15th season with — oh holy of holies — one-hour episodes! Excellent. With 15 contestants, 3 trainers, and only 60 minutes, let’s take a look at this week’s numbers.

Contestants: 15

Celebrities within the contestant field: 2 – Former Olympic weightlifter Holley Mangold and winner of the second season of American Idol Ruben Studdard.

Trainers (in Marry/Boff/Kill order): 3 – Jillian, Dolvett, Bob.

Chances: 2. This is a “second chance” season.

Puke Montages: 1, though the full season preview hinted at more. Yay?

“Last Chance!” shouts: 0. No Last Chance Workout this week. Yay!

Coaches’ Saves: 3 – each trainer may save one person on her/his team from elimination.

The Weigh-In

The weigh-in has a Red Line. The team that has the lowest percentage of weight loss this week will lose the player with the lowest individual percentage of weight loss.

Team Dolvett (RED)

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Team Bob (BLUE)

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Team Jillian (WHITE)

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Coaches’ Saves Post Weigh-in: 2. Jillian saved Craig. Good, he has the right mindset.

My starting weight: 220. Let’s see if this keeps me honest.

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