Fight Master Episode 4: 505,000 viewer average

July 19, 2013

MMA Fighting reports that Episode 4 of Fight Master on Spike TV scored an average of 505,000 viewers.  This week represents a 25% dip in ratings from Episode 3.

Fight Master did not make the top 100 in cable ratings.  Although there was no baseball on Wednesday for the All Star Break, the show went up against the ESPYs which averaged 2.26 million viewers.

Episode 1: 432,000 viewers

Episode 2: 545,000 viewers

Episode 3: 676,000 viewersDVR + 3 810,000 viewers

Payout Perspective:

Fight Master may pick up some viewers in the DVR +3 ratings but it does reflect a stall in the ratings momentum. As for the actual show, the use of the multiple camera shots at the same time during the fights was unique.  It will be interesting to see how the show does now that the drafting phase is over and we will see more fights from here on out.

9 Responses to “Fight Master Episode 4: 505,000 viewer average”

  1. BrainSmasher on July 19th, 2013 9:19 PM

    I have seen the show since the teams were selected. I keep missing it. So I cant comment on it. But I didn’t think the show started off well.

  2. BrainSmasher on July 20th, 2013 12:09 AM

    WTF? I meant to say I thought the show did start off pretty good. But I haven’t seen it since the teams were selected.

  3. Tribute on July 21st, 2013 2:13 AM

    Just like here in the UK, when the ‘spinning chair’ rounds of The Voice finish, the viewers drop. The perception seems to be that the only unique aspect of the show has finished and it’s now fighters you’ve never heard of (and Joe Riggs) fighting each other.

  4. BrainSmasher on July 21st, 2013 3:40 PM

    I lol’ed at the Riggs episode. MMA fans always do it and the announcers did it after his fight. Everytime someone wins a fight people say “He’s Back!”. I was always a fan of Riggs. I have even met him. I always like his style of fighting. But his chin hasn’t been holding up for whatever reason. Then he comes in and smashes a bum who had already been beat by another no namer and the announcers like saying “He’s Back”. This is just an example and I am not talking about Riggs here. But if you put 2 bums together. Someone has to win. That doesn’t make the winner a contender. MMA fans never take a wait and see attitude. You cant judge much by 1 fight due to style who skill of the opponent. But they are desperate to put a label of someone. Even worse. They miss the logic part. IF someone loses 2-3 fights. Logically they are going to get a much worse opponent than they had been fighting. Joe Riggs was a consistant, young, dangerous, well rounded fighter who was fighting top ranked fighters in the world. Beating Joe Blow on a reality show doesn’t put him back in that position. So he isn’t “Back” or even close. More like he “Stopped the Decline!” lol

  5. Anti-Sampson on July 22nd, 2013 6:53 AM

    Where is Sampson? Where you at? Good under your rock. No pathetic theories about UFC is failing or something moronic?

  6. aintitthetruth on July 22nd, 2013 7:11 AM

    Riggs is sad. couldn’t even make weight for his title fight. thay probably haunts him. I am generally a riggs fan but it seems he is trying to hard. and i read someqhere he smacked his balls against thw camera but naturally it was edited. that’s trying way too hard.

  7. Steve on July 22nd, 2013 10:00 AM

    Riggs is a guy who pushed his body past it’s limits early in his career and it just gave out on him. The skills are still there but his chin, reflexes, endurance, and durability have all declined like what you would see out of a guy in his 40s rather than a guy in his late 20s/early 30s. Riggs is still capable of moments of brilliance, but his body won’t hold together long enough for him to enjoy any sustained success.

  8. Steve on July 22nd, 2013 10:05 AM

    As far as his behavior on the show goes, he’s not trying too hard, that is just who he is. Riggs is meathead jock who never grew up. He’s not mean-spirited about it or anything, he’s just an overgrown adolescent. Dude is in his thirties and still thinks lighting farts and belching the alphabet are the apex of humor.

  9. mmalogic on July 22nd, 2013 9:17 PM

    Anderson Silva being KO’d is what caused the jump in ratings for episode three… there was so much buzz after the KO it trickled down to the only accessible mma program for that week.

    episode 4 ratings are in line with the first 2 episodes which is a disaster.

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