TUF 25 Episode 8 draws 303,000 viewers on FS1

June 8, 2017

The Ultimate Fighter Episode 8 drew 303,000 viewers on FS1 Wednesday night according to Nielsen via ShowBuzz Daily.  The show drew 0.12 viewers in the A18-49 demo.

The show featured two fights.  Hayder Hassan took care of Joe Stevenson with a first round TKO in the special wild card fight.  In the second fight of the night, Tom Gallicchio submitted Justin Edwards in the first round via RNC.

The show featured the annual coach’s challenge which was a game of tetherball in a pool with each coach having to balance on planks.  TJ Dillashaw came back to win the challenge and the money associated for him and his team.

Payout Perspective:

With Game 3 of The Finals happening the same night as TUF, it was clear that this was not going to be a night for live viewership.  Noticeably, DVR ratings are starting to increase over the course of the show, so we might be seeing people viewership pick up on the recording side.

3 Responses to “TUF 25 Episode 8 draws 303,000 viewers on FS1”

  1. Marco Contreras on June 10th, 2017 7:53 PM

    What caused the increase in dvr +3

  2. Jason Cruz on June 10th, 2017 10:23 PM

    Typically the DVR ratings up the overall rating due to the fact that many people DVR the show and watch it later. FS1 execs have asserted that the DVR number is more important to them with TUF than the live + SD number.

  3. Marco Contreras on June 11th, 2017 6:34 PM

    Thanks Jason that’s good to hear means , although tuff is long in the tooth it’s a necessary tool

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