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Bucking monstrous sports competition, the UFC 179 prelims did 536,000 viewers, the second-lowest audience for that type of show for prelims since the move to Fox Sports 1.The two-hour show was without a marquee star on the undercard with William "Patolino" Macario vs Neil Magny as the main event. But the difference was more the competition with a World Series game and two major college football games going head-to-head. It fell from the 698,000 on the Sept. 27 show which had Dominick Cruz's retu read news >>

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The new boss of Viacom's Bellator MMA promotion has a simple plan for 2015: "put on fights that fans want to see, fights that grab television ratings, fights that put butts in seats and fights that the media wants to cover." Former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker took over day-to-day operations of Viacom's Bellator MMA in June of this year. Due to the realities of contracts, television schedules and the fight game he hasn't yet had much of a chance to implement his vision for the promotion. In an in read news >>

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Given the unique circumstances on Saturday with baseball, whatever the ratings UFC delivered for its Fight Night from Halifax, Nova Scotia, probably wouldn't be a strong indication of much of anything.Most of the show aired on different stations than advertised. But FOX did alert viewers constantly during the long-running San Francisco Giants vs. Washington Nationals baseball game with screen crawls and announcements, directing them on where to turn. The prelims, being moved from Fox Sports (FS) read news >>

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If there is a lesson of the week, it's that quick main events are usually great for the fans, even better for the guy on the winning side of the fight, but for television broadcasters, they are far from the best thing.This past weekend saw Bellator's Friday night main event, where Brandon Halsey won the middleweight title from Alexander Shlemenko, only last 35 seconds. The next night on FS 1, for the prelims of UFC 178, what many considered the strongest TV main event on a prelim show to date, D read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight Felice Herrig, who comes to the Octagon by way of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20, was finding it hard to figure out protocol for the FOX Sports 1 reality show, especially when it came down to showing some skin. Will it make the airwaves, or won't it? Herrig told MMA Junkie that her panty dropping -- or in the case of episode two, panty hanging -- was supposed to remain off television. Then lo and behold it made the airwaves and left the "Lil' Bulld read news >>

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The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned premiere delivered a knockout blow for the UFC and FOX, more than doubling the viewership for last season's opener. read news >>

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In various incarnations over the past week, nearly three million viewers watched the first episode of The Ultimate Fighter reality show.The key to the number was FOX putting an encore version of the show, which is built around a tournament to crown the first UFC women's strawweight champion (115 pounds). While it didn't air in every market, where it did air was either before or after FOX's Sunday NFL broadcasts. The show delivered 1,735,000 viewers in that time slot.The actual debut on FS 1 on S read news >>

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The latest rendition of The Ultimate Fighter debuted last week to horrific ratings that made it the worst season premiere in the storied history of the show. TUF 20 only drew 536,000 viewers which may come as a bit of surprise due to the positive chatter surrounding the show leading up to the premiere. TUF 20 features a different format than we've grown to know over the years, and more importantly, an actual champion is going to be produced this season as the winner of the show will be crowned t read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship and Bellator MMA went head-to-head last Friday with dueling events in Connecticut, but only one show’s broadcast drew more than 1 million viewers. read news >>

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The UFC performed above average in their Friday night slot, while Bellator failed to average past 700,000 viewers. While many fans and pundits predicted that Bellator would beat the UFC in their first ever (partial) head-to-head clash last Friday when both hosted events 10km apart in Connecticut, the released ratings prove that to be far from the actual case. The UFC Fight Night Connecticut main card, which took place between 10:00 PM ET - 11:58 PM ET averaged 911,000 total viewers, up 12% compa read news >>

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