UFC Fight Night 29: 638,000 viewers, TUF 18 Episode 6: 725,000 viewers
October 10, 2013
MMA Payout has learned that Wednesday night’s UFC Fight Night 29 received an average of 638,000 viewers. In addition, TUF which immediately followed received 725,000 viewers.
UFC Fight Night 29 prelims which aired at 2pmPT/5pmET earned 200,000 viewers. UFC Fight Night 29 overran into TUF’s television spot so those (like me) that just recorded TUF found the end of the Shields-Maia fight and missed a portion of TUF. Fortunately the Duke-Pennington fight is now online.
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
UFC Fight Nights on FS1
UFC Fight Night 26: 1.78 million viewers
UFC Fight Night 27: 824,000 viewers
UFC Fight Night 28: 539,000 viewers
UFC Fight Night 29: 638,000 viewers
If you missed TUF last night, you probably missed the best women’s fight so far in the UFC. Once again the women are outshining the men on TUF this season. So far, the ratings reflect a higher rate of viewership when the women are fighting than when the men are featured.
As for the UFC Fight Night ratings, it did better than UFC FN 28, another event from Brazil. However, it competed with St. Louis-Pittsburgh in the deciding game of their series.