TUF 16 Episode 2: 872,000 viewer average
September 24, 2012
MMA Junkie reports that the ratings for the second episode of The Ultimate Fighter 16: Carwin vs. Nelson on FX dipped to an average of 872,000 viewers. Broken down, the numbers included a 0.8 rating for M18-49 and a 0.7 for M18-34.
The ratings for the two hour debut of season 16 scored 972,000 viewers. The one hour TUF Friday featured the first fight for the welterweights.
The ratings are slowly declining to the point that we are resetting expectations for this show. Yet, Dana White stated that the show is a “home run” for FX’s target demographics. While the numbers may reflect the fact that it’s doing well with its target demos, White seems to be a little sensitive with the ratings decline. We will see if 872K will be the average of If it will dip even more this season.