FX Exec: TUF move to Wed is 'highly unlikely'

by Dave Meltzer | source: mmafighting
 

Officials from FX are denying an official decision that TUF will be moving to Wednesday in early 2013.

"FX has not announced the official date or night that the next installment of TUF will air, however, it is highly unlikely it will air Wednesday nights," wrote Dominic Pagone, the Vice President of Media Relations of FX in a message to MMAFighting.com. "The official announcement will be coming in the next two or three weeks."

Before making the move to FX earlier this year, Ultimate Fighter had built up a steady audience that usually hovered between 1.2 million and 1.6 million viewers in a Wednesday night time 10 p.m. time slot on Spike TV. This current season, airing on Friday nights at 10 p.m. on the significantly higher rated FX, the show has ranged between 624,000 and 1.06 million viewers.

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MMALOGIC site profile image  

11/15/12 7:46 PM by MMALOGIC

^ the problem is sons of anarchy repeat at 11pm pulls better numbers than what tuf used to pull on spike's 10pm wednesday timeslot.  I doubt FX gives the tuesday 11pm slot to tuf. Zuffa better pray that FX debuts "the americans" on sunday night 10pm.  if the UFC doesnt get the wednesday 10pm time slot they are likely back to square one with similar problems that friday night caused. if not 10pm, they are looking at a wednesday 9pm timeslot which even though it's not as bad as friday nights it hurt the numbers  when spike tried it out.  or you have wednesday at 11pm which is not primetime. Wednesday night is the only viable option for the UFC and FX... the question is what time will it air.

Argo site profile image  

11/15/12 7:44 PM by Argo

No. This was the exec's way of telling Dana to keep his big unprofessional mouth shut.

Chris27 site profile image  

11/15/12 7:18 PM by Chris27

I think tues at 11pm would be the better day, you follow up Justified and Sons of anarchy, both do like 3 to 5 million viewers each week for those shows, following them at 11pm they would easily do 1.5 mill per episode or more. Shit they are bouncing back this season doing around a mill on Fridays with a weak season.They might want to go with that 10pm slot on Mondays consider Football would be over by then but WWE does 4.5 mill viewers each week, they might not want to go against that.Its def gonna be Mond/Tues/Wed, either Monday at 10 or Tues/Wed at 11pm.

ssj site profile image  

11/15/12 6:56 PM by ssj

so you want to be a fucking bang bro?

The Elastic Assassin site profile image  

11/15/12 6:45 PM by The Elastic Assassin

there's a little bit of that....but when i get off of a road trip my dvr is full....so i have to be selective....becasue of the pain in the ass to record it, it was the first to go...

yellow wrkahlc site profile image  

11/15/12 5:47 PM by yellow wrkahlc

Lazy.

Neil Funk site profile image  

11/15/12 5:37 PM by Neil Funk

They really better up the production quality if they want the prime spot. This season has been abysmal.I love watching the young fighters coming up, but not the tatted up garbage they have been shoving down our throats. Start upping the level of content instead of resorting to the cheap tantrums. FX probably watches this show and thinks "look at these fuckin' idiots. We're supposed to give them a prime spot with this garbage?"Dana, get on the fucking ball and up the level of your programming before you fuck this thing all up.

The Elastic Assassin site profile image  

11/15/12 12:19 PM by The Elastic Assassin

i don't watch for 2 reasons.....i tried to dvr it when it first went live on fridays.....it wouldn;t record...fuck it...live seemed stupid anyway.....and its on fucking friday....fuck that...

Hungry4Stink site profile image  

11/15/12 12:00 PM by Hungry4Stink

Monday Night Football will be done before Christmas so that's not an issue.

MarcusRenatoBlackBelt site profile image  

11/15/12 11:53 AM by MarcusRenatoBlackBelt

sounds plausible. When it comes to this topic you always have the right answer!



 

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