TUF 13 debut at 9:00 pm lowest ratings ever

Thursday, March 31, 2011

TUF first episode ratings

Season 1: 1.42
Season 2: 1.8
Season 3: 1.95
Season 4: 1.7
Season 5: 1.4
Season 6: 1.5
Season 7: 1.3
Season 8: 1.2
Season 9: 1.34
Season 10: 2.9
Season 11: 1.5
Season 12: 1.3
Season 13: 1.0

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In positive news, the TUF 13 debut broadcast drew 1.5 million viewers, and was the highest-rated cable program in its timeslot among men 18-34 and men 18-49. An additional 633,000 viewers did tune in for an immediate replay of the program at the usual 10:00 pm time slot.

It’s possible Lesnar has lost steam after two less than stellar performances and the “Lesnar specific fans” may also simply not care to tune in to watch him work with a crop of middle-of-the-road talent. It’s also hard to imagine the ratings increasing dramatically given a pretty bland debut episode.

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