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TUF 18 debuts to lowest series ratings ever, UFC Fight Night loses 300,000 viewers from week before

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The debut of The Ultimate Fighter on Fox Sports 1 featuring coaches Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate and the first ever co-ed cast drew 762,000 viewers, by far the lowest season debut in the series' history. An hour earlier UFC Fight Night 28 drew just 539,000 viewers on the same network.

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Post #1   9/6/13 1:41:38PM   

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I watched a little in the beginning. Ended up watching Always Sunny instead though. Wasn't looking very good, the coaches are going to be both very annoying. Show is gonna be as good as TUF is, not good.

Post #2   9/6/13 1:48:39PM   

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Want to improve viewership for the fights? Don't put them on during the week, some of us have jobs etc. Idk what marketing genius figured Wednesday would be a solid time for fans.

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Post #3   9/6/13 1:58:29PM   

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Space the damn things out. 3 TUF's during 2013, and 4 during 2012. Come on make people want it

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Posted by Shawn91111

Space the damn things out. 3 TUF's during 2013, and 4 during 2012. Come on make people want it



It seems just like yesterday we were on TUF15 Live. And now they've had tryouts for TUF 19 already.

Post #5   9/6/13 2:33:27PM   

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Losing 300,000 viewers for Fight Night is disappointing.

However, as for TUF...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA!

Nobody wants to watch those women argue with each other like angry children. If they did, they'd watch The Bad Girls Club or Jersey Shore. Terrible, terrible television

Post #6   9/6/13 2:50:17PM   

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I thought the fights were pretty interesting I never really watch for the coaches anyway I just like getting my MMA fix mid week. Hopefully they will take a page from the fight master and give us 2 fights per episode and less upper decker/drunken bawling/peeing in peoples food etc... like we get every season.

Post #7   9/6/13 3:14:23PM   

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I could do with a little less crying.

Perhaps it is sexist to say, but whenever Ronda starts talking, all the attractiveness just vanishes away.

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Posted by scoozna

I could do with a little less crying.

Perhaps it is sexist to say, but whenever Ronda starts talking, all the attractiveness just vanishes away.



Sexist or not, it's true. Rousey is annoying as fuck, especially when Tate is around.

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Not surprised in the least

Put the shows on common channels. Fox Sports 1 wtf?

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Why did they show highlights of the fight before it happened?

Dana White expressing his disappointment when fighters wrestled or used strategy was the only amusing part of the episode.

Post #11   9/6/13 4:22:48PM   

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I'm all for free fights

But three events in a week was too much
Don't wanna make excuses but picking
For three events. I just didn't have the time to think over my picks and research. Well start of this season has been shit

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Posted by BillsNewAccount

Why did they show highlights of the fight before it happened?


I was saying the same thing who wants a spoiler 2 minutes before you see the damn fight?

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lack of promotion, and like procraztination said too cramed

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Posted by george112

Not surprised in the least

Put the shows on common channels. Fox Sports 1 wtf?



My thoughts EXACTLY! They got record numbers on FX, and then decided to arbitrarily shift 90% of their content to two different channels.... Whatever. I had the worst two events of my entire MMA picking history back to back. But I love all the fights!

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