Ultimate Fighter 16 Ratings Rebound After Worst Week in Series History

October 22, 2012
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TUF 16 Logo - Ultimate Fighter FridaysThe ratings rollercoaster for the 16th season of the Ultimate Fighter continues as the latest episode bounced back after the worst in series history.

According to industry sources, the sixth episode of the season went back up to 811,000 viewers, which is a big increase from the series low for episode five which had 624,000 viewers.

The show featuring coaches Roy Nelson and Shane Carwin currently airs on Friday nights on FX, but it will be the last time the show is featured on that night and time.

Season 17 of the reality show picks up in early 2013 with coaches Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen leading the way, and FX has promised to move the show to a different weeknight to help attract a bigger audience.
The next episode of the current season of the Ultimate Fighter will air at 10pm ET/PT on Friday night on FX.

  • MMA-logic

    I love MMA with a passion but have never liked the series.
    I hate “reality” TV and I would much rather watch the best fighters rather than a few hopefulls.

    • Dave

      Couldn’t agree more, I tried in whatever season Rampage and Forrest Griffin were coaches, but like you I hate “reality” tv with a passion. If they filmed this idea in more of a documentary format with less forced dramatics and more professionalism, I’d probably watch it religiously.

      • shakejunt

        reality tv is lame, but mma is about more than just fighting. fighters need to have personalities and backstories to be marketable whether it be the stoic modesty of machida or the antagonism of chael.

  • Every year after that one person had someone call in telling them bad news it has happened. I recently re-watched the older seasons and it is just stupid to see them repeat the antics every season. Someone gets into a fight or “disrespects” someone and they have to be held back by their teammates.