TUF moving to Tuesdays, debuts 1/17
As usual, MMAJunkie broke the story – TUF is moving to Tuesdays.
An advertisement in the new issue of “UFC 360,” formerly known as “UFC Magazine,” declares the upcoming 17th season of “The Ultimate Fighter” debuts on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 9 p.m. ET.
After 14 seasons on Spike TV, the past two seasons of the series aired on FX on Friday nights. In October, FX revealed the network had decided to move the show to a different night in an effort to revive declining ratings, but did not at the time specify which night ultimately would host the series.
The Tuesday night slot means “The Ultimate Fighter” could potentially serve as a lead-in for FX’s popular “Sons of Anarchy” series, which currently airs on Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. ET and this past week drew more than 4.2 million viewers. FX-original series “Justified” takes that 10 p.m. ET timeslot in January and will likely follow “TUF 17.”