- ULTIMATE FIGHTER 4’S MOST WATCHED FIGHTS

November 16, 2006
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by Ivan Trembow – MMAWeekly.com
A total of 17 fights aired on the fourth season of The Ultimate Fighter, and what follows is a ranking of the fights from #1 to #17 in terms of viewership, along with a breakdown of which specific fighters drew the highest average ratings.

1. Shonie Carter defeats Rich Clementi: 1.8 Rating (fight aired on Episode 1)

2. Edwin Dewees defeats Gideon Ray: 1.7 Rating (fight aired on Episode 2)

3. Chris Lytle defeats Pete Spratt: 1.6 Rating (fight aired on Episode 3)

4. Matt Serra defeats Pete Spratt: 1.4 Rating (fight aired on Episode 7)

5. Matt Serra defeats Shonie Carter: 1.4 Rating (fight aired on Episode 10)

6. Pete Sell defeats Charles McCarthy: 1.3 Rating (fight aired on Episode 6)

7. Matt Serra defeats Chris Lytle: 1.3 Rating (fight aired on TUF 4 live finale)

8. Din Thomas defeats Mikey Burnett: 1.3 Rating (fight aired on Episode 5)

9. Travis Lutter defeats Scott Smith: 1.2 Rating (fight aired on Episode 4)

10. Din Thomas defeats Rich Clementi: 1.2 Rating (fight aired on TUF 4 live finale)

11. Patrick Cote defeats Jorge Rivera: 1.2 Rating (fight aired on Episode 8)

12. Travis Lutter defeats Patrick Cote: 1.1 Rating (fight aired on TUF 4 live finale)

13. Scott Smith defeats Pete Sell: 1.1 Rating (fight aired on TUF 4 live finale)

14. Travis Lutter defeats Pete Sell: 1.1 Rating (fight aired on Episode 11)

15. Chris Lytle defeats Din Thomas: 1.0 Rating (fight aired on Episode 9)

16. Jorge Rivera defeats Edwin Dewees: 1.0 Rating (fight aired on TUF 4 live finale)

17. Patrick Cote defeats Edwin Dewees: 1.0 Rating (fight aired on Episode 12)

Here’s how the individual fighters rank in terms of average viewership for their fights on TUF 4 (including the live finale). This list only includes fighters who fought at least twice.

1. Shonie Carter: 1.60 average over two fights

2. Rich Clementi: 1.50 average over two fights (tied with Pete Spratt)

2. Pete Spratt: 1.50 average over two fights (tied with Rich Clementi)

4. Matt Serra: 1.37 average over three fights

5. Chris Lytle: 1.30 average over three fights

6. Edwin Dewees: 1.23 average over three fights

7. Pete Sell: 1.17 average over three fights (tied with Din Thomas)

7. Din Thomas: 1.17 average over three fights (tied with Pete Sell)

9. Scott Smith: 1.15 average over two fights

10. Travis Lutter: 1.13 average over three fights

11. Patrick Cote: 1.10 average over three fights (tied with Jorge Rivera)

11. Jorge Rivera: 1.10 average over three fights (tied with Patrick Cote)

only had one fight on the air: Gideon Ray, Charles McCarthy, Mikey Burnett

did not have any fights on the air: Jeremy Jackson

For the purposes of comparison, here is a breakdown of TUF 3’s most-watched fights, followed by the fighter averages for TUF 3 (as previously published on MMAWeekly). We’ll add to this as more TUF aeasons air in the coming months and years.

1. Kendall Grove defeats Ed Herman: 2.5 rating (fight aired on TUF 3 live finale)

2. Michael Bisping defeats Josh Haynes: 2.5 rating (fight aired on TUF 3 live finale)

3. Kendall Grove defeats Ross Pointon: 2.3 rating (fight aired on Episode 3)

4. Josh Haynes defeats Tait Fletcher: 2.1 rating (fight aired on Episode 7)

5. Rory Singer defeats Solomon Hutcherson: 2.1 rating (fight aired on Episode 5)

6. Matt Hamill defeats Mike Nickels: 2.0 rating (fight aired on Episode 9)

7. Ed Herman defeats Danny Abaddi: 2.0 rating (fight aired on Episode 8)

8. Kalib Starnes defeats Mike Stine: 1.9 rating (fight aired on Episode 1)

9. Michael Bisping defeats Kristian Rothaermel: 1.8 rating (fight aired on Episode 4)

10. Matt Hamill defeats Jesse Forbes: 1.6 rating (fight aired on TUF 3 live finale)

11. Ed Herman defeats Rory Singer: 1.6 rating (fight aired on Episode 11)

12. Kendall Grove defeats Kalib Starnes: 1.6 rating (fight aired on Episode 10)

13. Michael Bisping defeats Ross Pointon: 1.6 rating (fight aired on Episode 12)

14. Noah Inhofer defeats Jesse Forbes: 1.5 rating (fight aired on Episode 2)

15. Josh Haynes defeats Jesse Forbes: 1.3 rating (fight aired on Episode 12)

Here’s how the individual fighters on TUF 3 rank in terms of average viewership for their fights during the season and on the live finale.

1. Kendall Grove: 2.13 average over three fights

2. Ed Herman: 2.03 average over three fights

3. Josh Haynes: 1.97 average over three fights (tied with Michael Bisping)

3. Michael Bisping: 1.97 average over three fights (tied with Josh Haynes)

5. Ross Pointon: 1.95 average over two fights

6. Rory Singer: 1.85 average over two fights

7. Matt Hamill: 1.80 average over two fights

8. Kalib Starnes: 1.75 average over two fights

9. Jesse Forbes: 1.47 average over three fights

only had one fight on the air: Tait Fletcher, Solomon Hutcherson, Mike Nickels, Danny Abaddi, Mike Stine, Kristian Rothaermel, Noah Inhofer

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