UFC TV ratings from TUF 16 Finale and UFC on FX 6
December 20, 2012
MMA Junkie reports the ratings from this past weekends UFC events. The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale was a pleasant surprise earning a 1.3 million viewer average on FX Saturday night.
Friday’s UFC on FX 6 from Australia received an average of 972,000 viewers while the prelims on Fuel received only 96,000 viewers. (via MMA Junkie). Its down from the 1.1 million average from UFC on FX 5. But, the prelims doubled from UFC on FX 5 from a 44,000 viewer average.
The prelims for the TUF 16 Finale received 104,000 viewers on Fuel TV.
The TUF Finale ratings are good considering it went up against two live boxing events on HBO and Showtime as well as the Pacquiao-Marquez IV rerun on HBO. The Saturday night time slot appears to be better than Friday based on the ratings. Of course, Friday night fights were the TUF Finale for the Australian version of the show and lesser known fighters (on the prelim cards) for those in the U.S. This, and the fact that the prelims were on in the afternoon on the west coast likely contributed to the poor number.