TUF 16 Logo - Ultimate Fighter FridaysEpisode four of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson, which followed UFC on FX 5 on Friday night, piggybacked off the strength of the live event to its best TV ratings of the season.

The episode drew 1.1 million viewers, according to industry sources. That marks the first time this season’s it has crested the 1 million mark.

It’s no secret that there’s been a drop in overall viewership since TUF moved over to FX. Much of the decline in absolute numbers has been overshadowed, at least according to UFC president Dana White, by the fact that the numbers are still strong enough to give FX a boost in its Friday night ratings in key demographics, which is what the network is more concerned with.

UFC on FX 5 also scored 1.1 million viewers, spilling over to TUF, at least for the night. That was surely in the plans when scheduling the event for the same night as TUF. It remains to be seen if the reality show can carry any of that audience over for the remainder of its season.

TUF 16 TV Ratings:

Episode 1: 947,000
Episode 2: 872,000
Episode 3: 775,000
Episode 4: 1,100,000

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC Goes Above and Beyond in Effort to Help TUF Contestant Save His Marriage

  • 27 days ago
  • 53 views

In a move rarely seen, the UFC allowed Abdel Medjedoub to leave The Ultimate Fighter house to fly home and deal with his marital problems. read news >>

The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3: Team Liddell vs. Team Griffin Cast Revealed

  • 24 days ago
  • 37 views

The UFC revealed the cast for the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3: Team Liddell vs. Team Griffin on Tuesday. read news >>

The Ultimate Fighter Blog: Amanda Cooper - Ep. 7 Preview

  • 24 days ago
  • 9 views

Amanda Cooper is a strawweight contestant on Season 23 of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs Team Claudia. This season Cooper has signed on to write weekly blog posts that offer the inside scoop on read news >>

The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Team Liddell vs Team Griffin cast revealed

  • 24 days ago
  • 3 views

Team Liddell and Team Griffin are composed of 16 lightweight Latin American fighters that will challenge each other to find out who will be the Season 3 winner of The Ultimate Fighter® Latin America read news >>

The Ultimate Fighter 23: Ep. 7 Preview

  • 24 days ago
  • 7 views

Strawweight Jamie Moyle looks to get Team Joanna's first win against Team Claudia's Amanda Cooper on tonight's all-new The Ultimate Fighter at 10pm/7pm ETPT. read news >>

Jason Gonzalez Building Off of Time on TUF Heading into RFA 38

  • 21 days ago
  • 6 views

Jason Gonzalez got a taste of the UFC as part of a season of The Ultimate Fighter. Building off of that heading into RFA 38, he wants to get back to the UFC. read news >>

The Ultimate Fighter Blog: Amanda Cooper - Ep. 7 Recap

  • 19 days ago
  • 13 views

Amanda Cooper is a strawweight contestant on Season 23 of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs Team Claudia. This season Cooper has signed on to write weekly blog posts that offer the inside scoop on read news >>

The Ultimate Fighter 23: Ep. 8 Preview

  • 17 days ago
  • 35 views

It's down to the final two fights in the preliminary round of The Ultimate Fighter, with Team Joanna still searching for their first win as Josh Stansbury looks to take out Abdel Medjedoub in the fin read news >>

The Ultimate Fighter Blog: Eric Spicely - Ep. 8

  • 17 days ago
  • 13 views

Eric Spicely is a contestant on Season 23 of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs Team Claudia. He will be offering episode previews and insights from his time on the show throughout the season. read news >>

The Ultimate Fighter 23 Performance Replay: Team Joanna Finally Gets a Win

  • 15 days ago
  • 21 views

Josh Stansbury puts Team Joanna on the board with a majority decision win over Abdel Medjedoub after two hard fought rounds. read news >>