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FX and UFC 'going to switch some things up' for future 'TUF' seasons

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While officials say they're satisfied with the first season of "The Ultimate Fighter: Live" on FX, changes are on the way.

This season of the UFC's long-running reality series is the first on FX (after seven years and 14 seasons on Spike TV) and the first to feature live fights.

While UFC president Dana White believes many folks have painted a far-too-bleak picture of "TUF: Live," he told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) some changes are going to be made for future seasons.

"TUF: Live" has recorded the lowest ratings in series history, and episode No. 5 bottomed out with an all-time-low 947,000 viewers earlier this month. But in key demographics, the show continues to be among cable's highest-rated Friday-night programs. But White echoed comments he made to the "Orange County Register" earlier this week that the show isn't doing as well as he personally wants.

"It's not that I'm not happy," he told MMAjunkie.com. "I said it's a home run for them ... since they're dominating Friday nights with 18- to 34-year-old males. It's not the best position for me, though."

Friday nights are traditionally a barren wasteland for TV ratings, specifically among the UFC's targeted demo of young males. White knows that, and so do executives from the FOX-owned FX. But thanks to their seven-year partnership and current relationship, White said that one's thing that could change for future seasons...

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Post #1   4/29/12 6:11:53PM   

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Sorry Uncle Dana, but Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire trump anything on FX.

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Post #2   4/29/12 6:21:09PM   

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Posted by Chael_Sonnen

Sorry Uncle Dana, but Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire trump anything on FX.



Those on Sunday night shows, though.

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Not sure what changes can be made. But Bellator should be thinking about some changes too.

However, even the greatest shows have to end and TUF isn't the greatest.

Post #3   4/29/12 7:59:47PM   

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Watched the first 2 episodes then just stopped. Forgot/don't care. Plus having a job or 2 really sucks

Post #4   4/29/12 8:23:43PM   

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I go to the movies every Friday
Haven't watched one episode yet right on time
Been dvr everyone. Friday is a bad.night. no one watches tv on Friday. They all go out

Post #5   4/29/12 9:09:57PM   

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"As far as I'm concerned, FX is better than [expletive] HBO," he said. "You're paying extra money to have HBO when the programming on FX smokes HBO right now. HBO's known for all its great shows. I've heard 'Game of Thrones' is awesome, but if you look at the overall network and what FX is doing and HBO is doing, FX blows them away. And that's on regular cable that you can watch everyday."

Other than Louie and Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia FX is a barren wasteland of TV IMO.

Although I have heard that Sons of Anarchy is good, but I can't comment having never seen an episode.

Post #6   4/30/12 1:21:59AM   

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i work friday nights

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Post #7   4/30/12 4:05:43AM   

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@FlashyG: You're forgetting Archer, The League, Wilfred, and the usually great movie choices they provide...unless you're saying you don't like Tropic Thunder or Step Brothers

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I can't say why but I forget to watch every friday and I think this is a really great season. I think they should go back to wednesdays.

Post #9   4/30/12 3:12:42PM