Updated ratings for Fight Master, UFC on Fox 8 and WWE Divas

July 31, 2013

We have updated ratings for last week’s Fight Master episode, this past Saturday’s UFC on Fox 8 and WWE Divas.  While Fight Master’s DVR +3 rating and UFC on Fox 8 updated ratings boosted the numbers respectively, the debut of E!’s new reality show about the WWE women did well.

Updated Fight Master DVR +3 ratings for Episode 5 raised its ratings from 441,000 to 498,000.  Even with the additional days for viewers to watch, it did not do too much to raise the rating.

According to the Wrestling Observer (subscription required), UFC on Fox 8 received a final share of 1.5 and 2.384 million viewers which was down 32% from April’s UFC on Fox 7.  This boosts the final number from a 0.9 share/2.04 million and the initial report that it was down 40% from April.

The WWE reality show about its women wrestlers which made its debut on E! television Sunday (and was rerun after RAW on Monday) had an impressive 1.3 million viewer average.  The one hour show was heavily promoted by E! and the WWE.

Via Hollywood Reporter:

 The 10 p.m. broadcast of Total Divas took in 885,000 adults 18-49 and a 1.1 rating among households, making it the most watched premiere since Married to Jonas last August. This comes on the heels of lackluster launches for other Sunday fare such as What Would Ryan Lochte Do? and The Wanted Life.

WWE Divas has been given every chance to succeed.  It had E!’s biggest show, Keeping up with the Kardashians, as its lead-in and although it lost more than half of the Kardashian viewership (Kardashians had 2.8M viewers), it is in an advantageous spot.  A rerun of the show did 700,000 viewers (500K of those in the 18-49 target demo).

Payout Perspective:

The Fight Master updated ratings may be concern since it did not pick up many people that would have recorded the show for future viewing.  In its fifth episode, one would have hoped it would have built somewhat of a base.  As we indicated before, the UFC on Fox 8 rating was due to the card and the ratings (and attendance) reflected this.  Finally, the WWE Divas show was a surprising success.  An hour for relative unknowns, it will have to rely on a heavy base of young males.


8 Responses to “Updated ratings for Fight Master, UFC on Fox 8 and WWE Divas”

  1. Chang on July 31st, 2013 9:59 AM

    Showtime’s boxing show averaged about 540k viewers
    by Steve Kim

  2. Sampson Simpson on July 31st, 2013 2:27 PM

    Not bad for 22 million homes.

    How many viewers has the UFC drawn on Fuel again…?

  3. Andrew on July 31st, 2013 5:17 PM

    @Sampson Fuel TV isn’t a popular channel. The UFC has never put a legit card on it. And if you compare it to showtime and HBO they have always been popular channels and have the best shows. You do know that Showtime and HBO are big time channels right?

  4. BrainSmasher on July 31st, 2013 8:26 PM

    Everyone who wants to pay for Showtime can get Showtime. Not everyone who wants Fuel can get Fuel. Even still the UFC has almost hit those numbers. I believe hitting in the 400K range. That’s on a network with no other programs unlike Showtime and no lead in. More than half the boxing ratings was someone already watching something else and fell a sleep with it on Showtime. No one is watching Fuel until the UFC comes on.

  5. Tops of on August 1st, 2013 4:00 AM

    No one?

  6. Sampson Simpson on August 1st, 2013 3:19 PM

    Showtime is a popular channel?

    How can it be with 22 million subscribers? How many people have Fuel? Wasn’t it touted as 40 million?

  7. Andrew on August 1st, 2013 7:23 PM

    @ Sampson again your being dumb. Everyone knows showtime just because it has less people doesnt mean it’s popular you did know that right? How much do you wanna bet that everyone knows showtime in America. It has Dexter, Nursie Jackie, Homeland, and the list goes on and on what does Fuel TV have? Not many people have purchased Fuel TV. Way more have purchased Showtime.

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