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2/7/13 11:51 PM
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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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2/7/13 11:54 PM
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Sorry Dana and Murdoch but I have a life to live and catching first run episodes isn't as required as it used to be, I'll catch up when I have time. Phone Post
2/7/13 11:55 PM
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Who needs to watch the episode when I have the UG supplying me with gifs ...
....b4 it aired on my Canadian cable Phone Post
2/7/13 11:58 PM
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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. Phone Post
2/8/13 12:00 AM
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dfw jr - 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. Phone Post
ROFL Phone Post
2/8/13 12:02 AM
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dfw jr - 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. Phone Post
You tell em Dana! Phone Post
2/8/13 12:02 AM
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Dana always posting during Bellator, he must be watching

You like that Shlemenko ko?
2/8/13 12:03 AM
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dfw jr -  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. Phone Post

Whats bullshit about it? They are reporting the viewers the show did, it may have been good in the demos but it declined in overall viewers from the previous week, thats what they reported.

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liquidrob - Dana always posting during Bellator, he must be watching

You like that Shlemenko ko?

I would bet anything Dana honestly has never heard of Storm, probably doesnt care either.

2/8/13 12:04 AM
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The ko will probably cause the ratings to go up next week though Phone Post
2/8/13 12:06 AM
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Even if the ratings did drop, the hype from this episode may get people watching in the coming weeks. From Chael's motivational speeches, Uriah's post fight conduct and performance during the fight, and the fact that Twitter absolutely blew up with .gifs and reactionary tweets to the KO... I wouldn't be surprised if the next couple episodes had a bump in ratings Phone Post
2/8/13 12:38 AM
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dfw jr - 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. Phone Post
You mad bro ? Phone Post
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Did Dana White just vote me down? I said I was sorry and that I was planning on watching it, I thought we were friends? I work with the sources provided and it sounds like the source was wrong. Phone Post
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Nobody wants to watch that show Phone Post
2/8/13 12:49 AM
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No one cares about mma meets jersey shore reality show anymore
2/8/13 12:51 AM
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Dana just crushed you nerds Phone Post
2/8/13 12:52 AM
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man meets fate - No one cares about mma meets jersey shore reality show anymore
You clearly haven't watched this season, because its nothing like that anymore. Phone Post
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This season has been great so far. Anyone not watching is missing out. Phone Post
2/8/13 12:55 AM
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dfw jr -  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. Phone Post

I'm confused, I saw the story on BE first and they showed that the overall numbers dipped, but the demographics kept steady...

Are you saying all of this is a lie, or that people are focusing on the wrong part of the story, i.e. overall viewers as opposed to the 18-34 male demographic Fox actually cares about for advertising?
2/8/13 12:57 AM
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I only ask because if the entire thing is a lie, then I'm pretty surprised, but if you just mean the overall viewership is less important than demo. ratings, then you come off pretty stupid here BLAF...

I mean no offense, but all the sites I saw posted the overall viewership AND the demographics showing that one dropped while the other stayed strong. Not like any misinformation was being spread where I went -- unless of course the whole thing is a sham


Please respond!! Quite curious
2/8/13 12:58 AM
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And either way, I'm expecting the demo and overall ratings to pop after this.

I got on the bandwagon this season despite my last TUF being that abortion with Kimbo Slice, but alot of my friends have been keeping a wait and see approach to TUF.

Know for a fact at least ten other friends of mine are dying to get in on this season after watching the ninja kick and seeing who BLAF's beast was all along
2/8/13 12:59 AM
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HandyDarsh -  Who needs to watch the episode when I have the UG supplying me with gifs ...
....b4 it aired on my Canadian cable Phone Post

I'm a Canuck too, pretty sure we don't count in the ratings game :P
2/8/13 1:00 AM
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GriffinQ - Even if the ratings did drop, the hype from this episode may get people watching in the coming weeks. From Chael's motivational speeches, Uriah's post fight conduct and performance during the fight, and the fact that Twitter absolutely blew up with .gifs and reactionary tweets to the KO... I wouldn't be surprised if the next couple episodes had a bump in ratings Phone Post
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GriffinQ - Even if the ratings did drop, the hype from this episode may get people watching in the coming weeks. From Chael's motivational speeches, Uriah's post fight conduct and performance during the fight, and the fact that Twitter absolutely blew up with .gifs and reactionary tweets to the KO... I wouldn't be surprised if the next couple episodes had a bump in ratings Phone Post
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Make a Brazil vs Russia TUF with vodka, tequila and all that good stuff in the house. Those ratings should be good when these guys start breaking bottles over their heads and then stabbing each other with broken bottles.


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