TUF Latin America debut a success with 7.2M viewer peak

August 27, 2014

MMA Fighting reports that the debut episode of TUF Latin America featuring UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum as opposing coaches peaked at 7.2 million viewers on Televisa Ch. 5 in Mexico.

The viewer average was not available according to the article by Dave Meltzer.  But, according to the report TUF Latin America was the highest-rated show in Mexico in its time slot overall and in the 19-44 demo.  TUF Latin America is shown on Wednesday in Mexico and Friday through Sunday in 12 other Latin American countries.

The show will be offered on Fight Pass and Fox Deportes in the U.S.

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This is good news for the inaugural event as the continued strategy of exposing the UFC brand through TUF seems to be working in the Latin American market.  Obviously, it’s too soon to call the series a success but fans in Latin American countries are taking notice.  It will be interesting to see how many fans Cain will draw considering he’s not really a native speaker.  Yet, it appears that the fans do not care.

16 Responses to “TUF Latin America debut a success with 7.2M viewer peak”

  1. Jose on August 27th, 2014 6:49 PM

    Cain speaks crap Spanish. And his racist “Brown Pride'” tattoo is so stupid.

    Funny thing is Cain is a pale, pasty dude. Most of his fights Mr. Brown Pride is lighter skinned than the other dude he’s fighting. So, so dumb. If you’re Mexican-American, then cool, have pride in your Mexican heritage. Don’t have pride in your skin tone. That’s just stupid and racist and dumb.

    But good news for UFC about TUF:LA.

  2. Anti troll on August 28th, 2014 9:16 AM

    Good news the fight wasn’t bad either.

  3. D on August 28th, 2014 6:56 PM

    Took 8 hours to sellout Werdum-Velasquez in a 21k seat arena.

    Spin that one Sal, Topps, etc.

  4. tops E on August 28th, 2014 8:58 PM

    its Yawn 7 mil numbers? Hahahaha…

    Same network ratings for canelo vs mayweather check it out

    Nearly eight of out 10 households in Mexico were tuned into the fight, Golden Boy said. The fight drew a national rating of 41.5, which equals a 77 share of the viewing audience, or 22.1 million viewers

  5. tops E on August 28th, 2014 8:59 PM

    22 mil vs 7 mil……tell me when its near hahahahahahahha

  6. D on August 28th, 2014 9:14 PM

    Nice dodge.

    Mayweather-Canelo was also the biggest fight in the history of boxing, no one is claiming this is that big of a show. You like comparing apples to oranges. I bet you this much though, this beats any heavyweight boxing bout in years.

  7. anti trolls on August 28th, 2014 9:21 PM

    Tops fuck you

  8. Diego on August 29th, 2014 4:36 AM


    That’s a stupid comment. Even for you.

  9. tops E on August 29th, 2014 5:46 AM

    Angry ufc fanboys hahahahaha…research first if its a high number compared to what? hahaha…tell me when its near 22 mil

  10. tops E on August 29th, 2014 6:02 AM

    Hmmm. 7 mil looks really small…hahahaha

    In their first ever head to head TV battle, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez won the ratings war last Saturday against fellow 20-something Mexican star, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

    According to Ratings Mexico, Alvarez, who faced Josesito Lopez in defense of his WBC junior middleweight title, had a little over 18.1 million viewers tuned in, translating to a 15.1 rating with a 36.6 share for Televisa

    Meanwhile, Chavez Jr., defending his WBC middleweight belt against Sergio Martinez, had about 16.2 million Mexicans watching his fight, registering a 13.5 rating and 34.2 share for TV Azteca.

    All together, the numbers mean that about 34.3 million Mexicans watched boxing on the evening of September 15th with an astounding 70.8% of all television viewers in Mexico during that time slot tuned into one of the two bouts. To make the numbers even more amazing, both fights took place during traditional Mexican Independence Day festivities, at a time when large outdoor celebrations are commonplace all over the nation.

    The highest rated fight of all time in Mexico remains Juan Manuel Marquez-Manny Pacquiao III, which drew 37.2 million viewers and generated a 31 rating.

  11. jesse on August 29th, 2014 6:55 AM

    Topps why do you talk about Boxing so much when you’re clearly not a boxing fan? I’m a huge boxing fan and all boxing fans i know just watch the sport instead of acting like a fag and wasting the life on MMApayout.com

  12. D on August 29th, 2014 8:41 AM

    Jesse, tops is mentally retarded and is screaming for attention. That’s all there really is to it.

  13. Andrew on August 29th, 2014 9:18 AM

    Does tops even have a job?

  14. tops E on August 30th, 2014 6:41 AM

    More angry ufcfanboys hahahaha…hostile…cant accept the truth hahaha…30 mil more and you can reach pac marquez 3 just a little more patience…if its reached 7 mil after20 years existence im sure it would get there hahahaha

  15. D on August 31st, 2014 6:32 AM

    Tops smells like turds and vomit!

  16. Saldathief on September 1st, 2014 8:03 AM

    Yea they sold out some shit hole in mexico, how much were tickets? But they cant sell out a ppv event in California bahahaha Mexico is a shit market that means nothing. USA is king baby always has been always will, But I guess its good that after wasting 500 million on world expansion the morons at the UFC could have just gone to mexico to sell their product bahahah what a bunch of wasteful ass clowns!!! So lets get this straight the UFC has the worst ticket demand for a show in THe USA but sells out in mexico bahahahahaha yea that’s a great improvement jk only a complete moron idiot would brag about that. HOW FUCKING EMBARRASSING!!! bahahha

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