"The Ultimate Fighter 10" ratings slip; rebound likely in week three with Nelson vs. Kimbo
After crushing the single-episode and season-debut ratings for "The Ultimate Fighter" franchise with its Sept. 16 launch, "The Ultimate Fighter 10" saw a ratings slip in week two that results in a 29 percent drop.
The second episode, which aired Sept. 23, drew 2.9 million viewers and 2.2 household rating; an additional one million viewers tuned in for an immediate replay. It remains the second-most-watched episode in "TUF" history.
Despite the (expected) dip, "TUF 10" will likely reset the bar next week for the highly anticipated Roy Nelson vs. Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson fight, which is featured in week three of the series.
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