UFC Ratings Flash: TUF Down Big, UFC 75 Continues to Impress

September 27, 2007

Dave Meltzer reports that last night’s episode of the Ultimate Fighter fell to 1.0 after debuting last week at 1.5 with the benefit of a live UFC Fight Night that did a 1.6. This kind of drop in week two isn’t good news for the franchise or the company who is banking on a strong TV push for Serra-Hughes. With no competition from football thanks to the move to Wednesday night, TUF’s ratings were expected to rebound. However, it should be noted that this is network premier week which may have played a significant role in the decline. Also, the program was in a different time slot from last week, moving to its normal 10PM start time.

In more positive news, UFC 75 is the fourth highest rated sports even on cable television for the year thus far in the 18-34 males demographic. The event trails only the first three editions on Monday Night Football on ESPN.

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