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TUF 6: Lowest-Rated TUF Ever

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Continuing a decline of 3 straight installments, The Ultimate Fighter 6 saw its average rating drop to the franchise's lowest-ever: 1.1. Ratings were also down in the key age demographics that advertisers heavily target.

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Post #1   12/7/07 6:41:03AM   

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great news

Maybe now they will try and put together a decent TUF7, but seriously they need to start phasing them out, its so weird there are 2 a year, drop it down to 1 ffs!

Post #2   12/7/07 7:52:01AM   

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Posted by CornishMMA

great news

Maybe now they will try and put together a decent TUF7, but seriously they need to start phasing them out, its so weird there are 2 a year, drop it down to 1 ffs!



Okay, that's not the first time you've mentioned "ffs"...what exactly is "ffs"?

I guess I'm not up-to-date on the Playground/internet lingo these days.

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Post #3   12/7/07 8:53:55AM   

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I personally would prefer it if they just dropped the whole reality show concept all together and just had a sixteen man tourney spread over 14 weekly shows with the final on ppv.

None of this reality show bullshit, guys dont train or live together, just a straight up one fight a week show with some pre fight video on who this weeks two fighters are and where and how they train.

oh and "ffs" means for **** sake...

Post #4   12/7/07 9:11:48AM   

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Ahhh...thanks tap.

I need to get with the program, I guess.

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Post #5   12/7/07 9:38:26AM   

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This is to be expected. I know a number of the hardcore fans still watch, but the show basically started out for some as an 'MMA for Dummies'. The show may not be as intriguing now to some lesser fans who now have an understanding of the sport...not to mention there are actually several options for watching MMA on TV now vs 2 or 3 years ago. I've got a feeling next season's rating should go up a little though, assuming that the coaches actually end of being Rampage and Forrest...people may actually want to tune into the whole show, rather than just the end to see the fight.

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Post #6   12/7/07 10:33:25AM   

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less drama..... more action....... that should solve it.

why people would like to watch other people living together when Fox has 10 of those shows, MTV has 35, VH1 23 and the other channels combined about 49.

Post #7   12/7/07 10:42:04AM   

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I think they should comeback to the time when you lose your go home.

At least for the first 8 fight, the loser go home, after that they can stay.

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Posted by grappler0000

This is to be expected. I know a number of the hardcore fans still watch, but the show basically started out for some as an 'MMA for Dummies'. The show may not be as intriguing now to some lesser fans who now have an understanding of the sport...not to mention there are actually several options for watching MMA on TV now vs 2 or 3 years ago. I've got a feeling next season's rating should go up a little though, assuming that the coaches actually end of being Rampage and Forrest...people may actually want to tune into the whole show, rather than just the end to see the fight.


On the coaches, there's still a possibility that Liddell is chosen assuming he beats Wandy at 79.

Post #9   12/7/07 10:54:58AM   

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they should make a beast middle weight tuf7 and get some legends as coaches

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They should do a season with all the pride guys to give them some exposure and some time in the cage, in a interview wandy said he would like to be on the show.

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I think TUF was a great way to introduce MMA into the mainstream world.That being said,I think the UFC is big enough,and the sport recognized enough,to hold it's own weight without continuing down the treandy reality TV road.

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They need to bring back ''Mr. International''

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Posted by mrsmiley

I think TUF was a great way to introduce MMA into the mainstream world.That being said,I think the UFC is big enough,and the sport recognized enough,to hold it's own weight without continuing down the treandy reality TV road.



I tend to agree with you, but I think they shouldn't pull the plug just yet. The show is currently the carrot dangling in front of the mule...and until more UFC events and programming are available for free to the casual fan, you will see a drop in PPV buys as a result. Even if the show's numbers don't look good on paper, they will more than make up for it with the additional PPV buys as a by-product.

Now, if the UFC could get HBO to do a documentary type build up of big matches, like they did for the Mayweather/DLH fight, then they would really have no need whatsoever for TUF...with that said, there is still something interesting about watching a UFC rookie go through the transition and excel to the top of their respected division.

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Now I agree with your last comment more than anything I have read. How cool has it been watching Forrest Griffin go from a no-body to cracking the top 5 (yes, I know that is debatable) in the world. I admit that I dont watch TUF much but there is still a place for it, and hopefully we will see some interesting stuff in the next season.

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