FOX Sports called it “the biggest loser ever” in its season finale episode.
The episode aired Thursday night, but Fox Sports called out the ratings as “The Bigger Loser” in a tweet that was later deleted.
“The biggest loser of all time,” the network wrote.
“You should have won.”
The Biggest Loser ever is not the “ultimate winner.”
It’s a complete disaster.
We need to take a step back and look at what we did wrong.
The network called out some of the ratings it said were out of line.
“If you watched the finale and watched the entire season, you saw that our show was the biggest loser in history,” Fox Sports president and CEO Roger Ailes said in a statement.
“It was the lowest-rated broadcast on cable TV, and the worst ever on television.
And we did it.
The ratings were out-of-line, and that’s how you lose.”
The episode of “The Most Perfect Player in the World” included a lot of great moments for Fox Sports’ sports department, including a segment that showed former NBA star and “The Greatest” contestant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and his wife, Gwen.
“I’m a man with a daughter and a son and a husband and a wife,” Abdul-Kareem told his former teammates.
“And they’re gonna love you no matter what happens.”
The NBA was forced to make the controversial decision to cancel the show in January, after fans took to social media to express their anger.
“No one wants to see Kareem, a man who is universally known as one of the greatest ever,” the show’s creator, Mike Francesa, told the Associated Press at the time.
“He’s the best in the world.
But this is what happens when you have the greatest athlete on earth and a superstar player.”
Fox Sports said the ratings were down, but the ratings are down to “the absolute lowest ever for a live show on cable television.”
In a statement, Fox Sports Networks’ vice president of content operations, Steve Schulman, said that the ratings had fallen short of expectations.
“While we can’t put the blame on a showrunner, the show was a huge disappointment, which ultimately led to a difficult decision by our partners and sponsors,” Schulmen said.
“We are disappointed in the ratings, but it’s also important to acknowledge that we made an extremely difficult decision.
We’ll make adjustments as needed, but this will not change the fact that Kareem and his family are enjoying the success that he brings.”