TUF 17 ratings fall despite hyped KO; White refutes story

Thursday, February 07, 2013

The numbers are in and week three of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen drew 1.2 million viewers, according to MMAWeekly.com industry sources.

Although that is still a strong number, it has to be a little disappointing for UFC brass that heavily promoted what will likely be the knockout of the season.

The season opened strong at 1.51 million viewers for the two-hour premier, but is currently averaging 1.34 million viewers per episode, three weeks into the season.

That is still well above season 16, which had yet to draw a million viewers to a single episode by its third week.

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Immediately after posting this story on the Underground, UFC President Dana White refuted the story on the Underground

Story is a crock of shit we broke the demo ratings record on Tuesday and were celebrating the number. These “MMA Media” should learn about what ratings mean before reporting stupid shit.

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