'TUF 11' episode 11 1.6 million viewers

by Kelsey Philpott | source: mmapayout.com
 

MMAPayout.com has learned that Spike’s final episode of The Ultimate Fighter Season 11 earned a 1.24 HH on the strength of an average audience of 1.6 million viewers on Wednesday night. The special two-hour broadcast also earned a 2.0 in the M18-34 and 1.7 in M18-49.

Quarterlies: 1.09, 1.01, 1.08, 1.24, 1.32, 1.42, 1.37, 1.43

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The final ratings are in and Season 11 ranks 5th on the series list in terms of overall HH ratings with a 1.27; which is a decent up-tick from what the series was doing prior to TUF 10. Although, it remains to be seen whether this year’s show experienced a bump due to TUF 10 or whether the mild renewal of interest is a sign of the UFC’s success in the larger sports landscape.

Here’s a final look at the numbers:

TUF 11     Overall     M18-34     M18-49
Episode 1     1.5     2.1     1.8
Episode 2     1.2     1.9     1.54
Episode 3     1.3     1.63     1.53
Episode 4     1.5     2.4     1.9
Episode 5     1.3     2.6     1.92
Episode 6     1.3     1.54     1.4
Episode 7     1.3     1.9     1.7
Episode 8     1     1.54     1.2
Episode 9     1.1     1.53     1.33
Episode 10     1.25     1.7     1.4
Episode 11     1.24     2     1.7
Season Ave.     1.2718     1.894545     1.5836
Season Med.     1.3     1.9     1.54

 
Season     Overall     % Change     M18-34     % Change
1     1.6           2.2      
2     1.4     -12.5%     2.5     13.6%
3     1.7     20.7%     2.9     15.6%
4     1.2     -26.6%     2     -30.1%
5     1.2     -4.8%     1.6     -20.3%
6     1.1     -5.1%     1.5     -4.3%
7*     1.1     0.00%     1.6     6.70%
8     1.15     4.17%     1.46     -8.91%
9     1.11     -2.98%     1.50     3.20%
10     2.21     99.21%     3.89     158.68%
11     1.27     -42.57%     1.89     -51.31%
Average     1.3           2      

This season wasn’t fantastic in terms of entertainment value – though it did have its moments – but I think the one true point for concern is that there doesn’t seem to be a bona fide star coming out of the show (nor has there been from the last few years). I wonder if the UFC might begin to channel some of these prospects it’s signing through the TUF program to give them a little more exposure and birth their star a little earlier; this as opposed to giving them a few fights on the under card of various PPVs.

Then again, the secondary purpose of TUF has always been to promote the fight between the coaches and that’s something the show has done pretty well with in the past. Next season’s contest between Team St-Pierre and Team Koscheck should fare no worse.

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blue63 site profile image  

6/10/10 7:37 PM by blue63

 Kimbo saved TUF.

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6/10/10 7:34 PM by Herring In A Fur Coat

 Live Stanley Cup finals vs pre-recorded reality show finale is hardly a fair matchup.

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6/10/10 6:35 PM by Kirik

 GSP on free TV should be winning.

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6/10/10 6:12 PM by bemsqua

St. Pierre and Koscheck will pull in big ratings.

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6/10/10 6:10 PM by smoogy

 Considering they got crushed by the Stanley Cup last night, I'd say it has less to do with a wider mainstream acceptance and more to do with residual TUF interest from the Kimbo season



 

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