TUF 18 mid-season recap: 476,000 viewers

October 24, 2013

MMA Payout has learned that Wednesday night’s TUF 18 received 476,000 viewers on FS1.  It was the lowest rating this year but the episode was a recap of the season thus far and featured clips from this season’s shows.

TUF 18 Episodes

Episode 1: 762,000 viewers

Episode 2: 870,000 viewers

Episode 3: 639,000 viewers

Episode 4: 778,000 viewers

Episode 5:  640,000 viewers

Episode 6:  725,000 viewers

Episode 7:  672,000 viewers

Episode 8:  476,000 viewers

Payout Perspective:

Since it was a recap show, the poor ratings have an excuse as it was basically a rerun.  The recap show was a way to cushion the blow from the first night of the World Series.  Speaking of which, Game One of The World Series on Fox drew an overnight rating of 13.7 million and saw an increase in the 18-49 demo of 28% over last year according to the LA Times.  Thus, a pretty good time to take a break for TUF.  Duck Dynasty was on top of the cable ratings with 8.4 million viewers via TV By the Numbers.

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