TUF Live Finale on FX: 1M, Fuel: 165K
June 4, 2012
The ratings for the prelims on Fuel TV were an all-time high as it produced the most-watched Friday prime time in FUEL TV history. The prelims garnered a peak of 241,000 viewers during the two hour broadcast.
The FX broadcast rating ranked 7th out of 8 UFC broadcasts on the network. The highest rated UFC broadcast on the network was UFC 145 Prelims which received an average of 1.6 million viewers.
Good and mixed news. The good news is that the prelims on Fuel TV were well received which is a surprise considering the fact that the prelims featured TUF Live fighters. It did see the FOTN in Lawrence/Cofer. As for the mixed news. The main card on FX, the ratings, although higher than the past couple weeks, seem to be in line with the whole season: a ratings disappointment. This season saw series low dips as it transitioned from Spike TV to FX and from Wednesday to Friday nights. This low ratings this season is not necessarily bad news but we will see what the UFC and Fox will do to enhance TUF to increase interest.