TUF 17 Episode 3: 1.191 million viewer average
February 6, 2013
Television By Numbers reports that the third episode of The Ultimate Fighter on Tuesday scored an average of 1.191 million viewers. Despite the much-hyped knockout, the ratings were down once again.
According to TBN, TUF received a 0.7 rating. The spin kick executed to perfection by Uriah Hall was hyped by the UFC and drew much twitter traffic. Adam Cella was knocked out cold but was able to make it back to his feet. Unlike most knockouts, there was stunned silence by those in attendance.
The ratings are disappointing considering the promise of a highlight reel knockout. While the social media buzz was good, translating it into viewers didn’t happen. Realistically, the casual fan could have tuned into the last 10 minutes of the show or watched it later online. We’re only three episodes in but it appears that the ratings may be at the same level as past seasons on FX.