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9/5/13 8:28 PM
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MieshaTatesSideBoob
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Too many cards, not enough stars. Especially at HW and LHW.

I watch all Free UFC's and probably half of the PPV's and I always will. It's been said before but the prices have gone up and the quality of the cards isn't always there.

For me, a card worth buying has to have 3 great fights (on paper) on the main card or one Huge Fight that I can't miss with some other decent ones. Phone Post 3.0
9/5/13 8:31 PM
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I love the fact that there is someone in the UFC in charge of lurking the UG
9/5/13 8:32 PM
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FFarmer - I love the fact that there is someone in the UFC in charge of lurking the UG

I'd like to become a paid shill for Zuffa but I can't seem to get it done. :(
9/5/13 8:33 PM
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Crow...... Yum. Phone Post 3.0
9/5/13 8:33 PM
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I loved the card, it was great! But my 'casual' friends either didn't know it was on or don't get FS1. Plus, for the main card to start at 3pm on the west coast....you cant criticize the ratings too much.
9/5/13 8:33 PM
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Keep doing your thing Dana. Thanks for the free fights. Phone Post 3.0
9/5/13 8:38 PM
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You forgot to start TUF with Face the Pain.
9/5/13 8:38 PM
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dfw jr -

     Distatorous? MMALogic is pretty good but he's way off on this one. We were #1 on all of cable with M18-34 and M18-49. We also beat out the US Open and the Detroit vs. Red Sox MLB game. This is all part of the building process. We've made a commitment to work with FOX to build this network. If you look at all the other networks we've ever been on, we consistently pull strong ratings.

      The first time we put our prelims on FX, we pulled 880K viewers and it grew, depending on the fight, up to 1.9 million viewers for UFC 156. Also, the TUF season with Carwin and Big Country averged 822K viewers, then Jones vs. Sonnen averaged 1.3 million viewers.

     We currently hold the top 4 most watched telecasts on FS1 since the network launched. To be honest, our Prelim and Fight Night numbers weren't bad considering we started on the west coast at 2pm in the afternoon on a Wednesday. The most important thing is last nights fights were awesome and this season of TUF is great.

    Yes, we didn't pull 1 million+ but we will. But, we also fucked up last night by not starting the main event later so that we could get a live lead into TUF. The bottom line is FOX couldn't be happier with the UFC and the ratings we're pulling and we couldn't be happier with the way we have been treated by the network.

   Yes fuckers my secretary typed this not me. :)  

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9/5/13 8:39 PM
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I'm really starting to feel like less is more when it comes to mms these days. I use to be some pumped and watch all the the fights from the facebook prelims onward. I still do however I find myself hardly paying attention anymore, unless I am a fan of a particular fighter I often don't have interest til the main card, or sometimes not up until the co-main event Phone Post
9/5/13 8:49 PM
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Good to see Dana come on here and tell this mmalogic dude whats up. Like Dana said the UFC are looking to build on this with FS1. They will grow with the channel and hopefully more people will tune in for future events. They just got started so its not fair to conclude much off it. They dont see it as a one shot deal. MMAlogic has too much of a chicken little perspective on things. If things dont pickup in a short time span he seems them caving in or this inability for UFC to sell ppv's all of a sudden. Growth takes some time.

Or his views on bellator that if things dont shape up in the next couple months they should pack their bags and call it a night which hes been saying for a couple years and bellator is still kicking and trying to grow. They just got on spike. Give them time to becomes established with the public.

 

 

9/5/13 8:50 PM
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Good!

 

 

9/5/13 8:51 PM
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Half the target demographic are probably downloading it. I don't know if that's a good or bad thing for the UFC. Phone Post 3.0
9/5/13 8:51 PM
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This is why that loser Dana White is on the forums calling fans names. The empire is crumbling...

 

9/5/13 8:53 PM
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Ch1ef -  I've never met anyone with a Nielsen box. Ever. Phone Post

You don't need a box. A lot of times they just send you forms to fill out and you write down what you watched.

Besides those being shown to not be accurate, how many people do you know who have been asked to do the forms either (and those are usually only during sweeps).
9/5/13 8:55 PM
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Loving the frantic damage control, especially after Dana was gloating about Fight Master's numbers.
9/5/13 9:02 PM
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500k is not bad for that card.

Hell, I was thinking it might do bellator type numbers.

Wed night with no casual fan fighters. I think the UFC and fox are fine with those ratings. Phone Post
9/5/13 9:02 PM
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I am a big fan and try to do my part to add viewership, but even I struggled to tune in last night. That's a lot of fights in that short of a time frame. 

 


Unless you report to Nielsen you aren't doing anything to add viewership. You can turn on every tv on your block to UFC and it doesn't do anything if your not reporting to Nielsen.


There are still a lot of people that see ratings and think that if your tv is turned to a channel then you count in the ratings. What you watch does not matter if your not reporting.
9/5/13 9:04 PM
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     Distatorous? MMALogic is pretty good but he's way off on this one. We were #1 on all of cable with M18-34 and M18-49. We also beat out the US Open and the Detroit vs. Red Sox MLB game. This is all part of the building process. We've made a commitment to work with FOX to build this network. If you look at all the other networks we've ever been on, we consistently pull strong ratings.

      The first time we put our prelims on FX, we pulled 880K viewers and it grew, depending on the fight, up to 1.9 million viewers for UFC 156. Also, the TUF season with Carwin and Big Country averged 822K viewers, then Jones vs. Sonnen averaged 1.3 million viewers.

     We currently hold the top 4 most watched telecasts on FS1 since the network launched. To be honest, our Prelim and Fight Night numbers weren't bad considering we started on the west coast at 2pm in the afternoon on a Wednesday. The most important thing is last nights fights were awesome and this season of TUF is great.

    Yes, we didn't pull 1 million+ but we will. But, we also fucked up last night by not starting the main event later so that we could get a live lead into TUF. The bottom line is FOX couldn't be happier with the UFC and the ratings we're pulling and we couldn't be happier with the way we have been treated by the network.

   Yes fuckers my secretary typed this not me. :)  


Why didn't MMALogic just post it on her own account?
9/5/13 9:05 PM
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Bellator Fan - ZUFFA's problem is that FS1 completely sucks balls Phone Post 3.0

I agree so many CHael huggers on this site, I do not think the casual TV audience cares for him.

The format is rather weak.  Too much time inbetween fights, No walkouts on TV, So many Ads it makes my head spin.


Really? Last night when they put him on the panel with the rest of the guys everyone else seemed less awkward. FS1 definitely needs a lot of work though, just about everything feels awkward and forced. Andy Roddick looks scared 90% of the time he's on screen.
9/5/13 9:10 PM
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UFC is building the channel. It takes some time for guys to get used to the schedule. 

9/5/13 9:11 PM
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liquidrob - Bellators last fight card was Bellator 97 on Wednesday night and it did 676,000
But not against the most watched cable tv show of all time, Duck Dynasty. Apples and oranges man. Phone Post 3.0

I dont know when Duck Dynasty is on but Bellator was on Wednesday at 8pm I believe
9/5/13 9:13 PM
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9/5/13 9:15 PM
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Ofcourse fox is happy... the UFC is carrying the network and Zuffa is being paid peanuts for it.  If a girl was paying you to suck your dick you'd be happy too. 

700m over 7 years is nothing... look at the amount of content Zuffa has to produce.  if you take away 3 ppv events a year, the roughly 50m a year spike and versus was already paying Zuffa and all the extra content zuffa has to produce for fox it's a wash.

Yeah, the potential with fs1 and fox can be huge but if the numbers dont go back to what they were the sport can become flacid in the states.

Stop taking it in the ass Francis and get Fox to replay tuf on big Fox at 11pm so you can stop the bleeding.

9/5/13 9:15 PM
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Danas video blog gets more viewers than tuf.
9/5/13 9:16 PM
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So the famous  TUF thing did slightly more than Bellator's new show? With all the money UFC dumps into Ronda you would expect like 2 mill views


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