MMA Payout has learned that the second episode of TUF 12 drew a 1.2 HH rating with a rating of 1.7 million viewers. The broadcast also drew well in the M18-34 and M35-49 demographics with a 1.7 and 1.84, respectively.
Quarter hours/HH ratings were as follows: 1.12, 1.22, 1.20, 1.39
UFC Countdown 119: Mir v. Cro Cop scored a .77 among M18-34 and .86 in the M35-49 demographic with 862,000 viewers.
The numbers for TUF show an increase from the season premiere which averaged 1.6 million viewers. Initial breakout star of the show: Bruce LeRoy? Will he become the next Roy Nelson…or Junie Browning?
UFC Countdown ratings are good compared to recent Countdown shows. It was interesting that Matt Serra was not featured in the second half hour. Regardless of what you think of Serra, he is charismatic. Sean Sherk versus Evan Dunham will be an interesting fight but only for hardcore MMA fans. Dunham’s backstory is interesting and he seems like a nice guy. But, I wonder if Spike had a chance to re-edit the show, would it have left out the fact that Chael Sonnen gave Dunham a break into MMA.
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