The third installment of “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 17 averaged 1.2 million viewers for its Tuesday night broadcast on cable network FX.
What was likely the TUF 17 knockout of the season didn't account for knockout numbers in the TV ratings, although they did hold steady.
UFC executive Chuck Saftler credits the lack of confusion in finding UFC programming as the reason for the promotion's success on FX.
The recent UFC 156 Prelims on FX set a new benchmark for preliminary bout telecasts, whether on FX or Fuel TV.
The ratings for the third Bellator show on Spike TV have been returned, and while the numbers are down slightly, the promotion still reached highs in one particularly strong category.
The TUF 17 TV ratings dipped slightly from the 1.51 million viewers that watched the two-hour season premier, but held strong the second week into the season.
UFC on Fox 6 held strong in the TV ratings compared to December’s UFC on Fox event, dipping just slightly, but still returning strong results.
The Bellator Fighting Championships averaged 812,000 viewers during Thursday night’s live broadcast of Bellator 86 on Spike TV.
The first Bellator MMA broadcast on Spike set a TV ratings record for the promotion, notching in at an average of 938,000 viewers. Bellator 86 didn’t do quite as well, but it didn’t take a h...
Several minor tweeks and the move to a more accessible timelsot led to huge gains for The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen premier on FX.
The recent UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping event not only sold out Brazil, it also drew record TV ratings for an FX event both on the main network and for the prelim bouts on Fuel TV.
It was almost a given that Bellator MMA would draw much better TV ratings with its move from MTV2 over to Spike TV, but now we know just how much of a better.
he next few days will be a crucial time for Bellator Fighting Championships as they debut on Spike TV and look to define themselves as a promotion on the same level of the UFC.
Strikeforce had intended to go out with a bang, but that bang fizzled to a barely audible pop by the time injuries ravaged last Saturday night’s fight card in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Bellator 360 marked the launch of Bellator programming on its new television home, and Spike TV officials are pleased with the ratings the show's first two episodes pulled.