The Ultimate Fighter 21 Ep 1: 490,000 viewers

April 23, 2015

Wednesday’s debut of The Ultimate Fighter 21: ATT vs. Blackzilians on FS1 drew an overnight rating of 490,000 viewers with a 0.3 rating in the 18-49 demo.  The 90 minute debut was the second most-watched show on the network Wednesday.

In comparison, the debut to TUF 20 did 536,000 viewers, TUF 19 did 476,000 and TUF 18 drew 595,000 viewers.

Soccer came first in terms of viewership on FS1 on Wednesday.

Topping the cable ratings on Wednesday was NBA Playoff basketball featuring the San Antonio Spurs and LA Clippers which aired during a part of the TUF debut.  The NBA on TNT drew 3.848 million viewers during the Spurs-Clippers game.

(H/t: Sports TV Ratings)

Payout Perspective:

The NBA and NHL Playoffs likely hurt the debut of TUF.  But this season of TUF seems to have less buzz than many other seasons.  This, despite the wrinkle this season with fight teams going at each other.  We’ll see how the season plays out and whether there will be an audience.

One Response to “The Ultimate Fighter 21 Ep 1: 490,000 viewers”

  1. tops E on April 23rd, 2015 11:11 PM

    Yawn….low ratings…..no money even if they win tuf….whats the point? hahahaha

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