With the NBA and NHL playoffs in full swing, the eighth episode of "The Ultimate Fighter 11" took a dip in ratings and was the least-viewed episode of the season.
Despite the dropoff, this week's new installment of the Spike TV reality series, which hosted the season's historic wild-card fight and first quarterfinal bout, still drew an impressive 1.0 household rating and an average audience of 1.3 million viewers, officials today announced.
Among basic cable stations, the show ranked second in its timeslot with men 18-49 and men 18-34, trailing only the NBA playoff game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns, which drew a whopping 7 million viewers.
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The show earned a 1.54 in the M18-34 and a 1.2 in the M18-49.
Quarterly hours: .91, .92, 1.05, 1.02
This was the 1.0 drop that I had anticipated coming a little earlier in the season; it’ll be interesting to see if the ratings bounce back. However, even if the show draws a 1.0 in the next three straight episodes it’ll still end up in the top-five TUF seasons in terms of HH rating averages.
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