TUF 14 Episode 6: 1.6 million viewers

October 20, 2011

MMA Weekly reports that TUF 14 episode 5 received a strong 1.6 million viewers to average 1.5 million viewers thus far in the season. The ratings equated to a 1.0 household rating.

According to Television By Numbers, it tied with Psych (USA) and Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) for top spot for cable programming Wednesday night in the coveted Adults 18-49 demographic.

Episode 1: 1.5 million
Episode 2: 1.6 million
Episode 3: 1.3 million
Episode 4: 1.5 million
Episode 5: 1.5 million
Episode 6: 1.6 million

Payout Perspective:

The ratings are a positive sign that the TUF franchise still has a viewership base despite going up against the World Series. Last night’s episode included a controversial fight between Akira Corassani and Dustin Neace in which it appeared Corassani tapped to a submission. The sparks between the two included a face off brawl prior to the fight which included Miller and Bisping in a confrontation. While some of the stirrings seem produced (e.g., Mayhem’s car getting towed), it still is producing interest and a returning base of viewers.

2 Responses to “TUF 14 Episode 6: 1.6 million viewers”

  1. magnolia on October 21st, 2011 7:45 AM

    UFC is benefiting from the World Series featuring two non-East Coast teams that do not have a large national following.

    I’m a huge baseball fan and I could care less. Also, besides Pujols, they don’t have any of the MLB’s major stars playing. Just look at the team/player salaries.

  2. mmaguru on October 22nd, 2011 10:27 AM

    It’s been the best season to my knowledge since season 2. I have not watched the last 7 seasons due to the lack of good fighters.

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