TUF 26 Episode 8 draws record low of 197,000 viewers

November 2, 2017

The Ultimate Fighter 26 episode 8 drew a record low 197,000 viewers on Wednesday night on FS1 per Nielsen via ShowBuzz Daily.  Game 7 of the World Series was one of the factors for the low ratings.

It was the coach’s challenge on the latest episode of TUF as coaches Eddie Alvarez and Justin Gaethje went in the pool for some middle-distance swimming.  Coach Alvarez won the challenge.  In the fight of the telecast, Emily Whitmore defeated Christina Marks with an armbar.

The first run telecast was preceded by episode 7 which aired two weeks ago as last week TUF was off due to the World Series.

Payout Perspective:

Tough scheduling for TUF as it was not on last week and Game 7 of the World Series was on the same night.  Easy to see how it drew just 197,000 viewers.  We will see how much it increased in DVR ratings.

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