by Ivan Trembow – MMAWeekly.com
The third episode of The Ultimate Fighter 6 drew a 1.1 overall rating on Wednesday, Oct. 3. This was up from the previous week’s 1.0 overall rating, but down from the season premiere’s 1.5 overall rating. Spike TV’s primetime average is an overall rating of 1.0.
Episode Three drew a 1.6 rating in the advertiser-coveted demographic of 18-to-34-year-old males, as well as a 1.2 rating in the 18-to-49-year-old male demographic.
The actual fight between John Kolosci and Billy Miles drew a 1.2 rating, which is the same rating that was drawn by the fight between Matt Arroyo and Dorian Price one week earlier.
Through the first three episodes of their twelve-episode regular seasons, the average overall ratings for previous seasons of The Ultimate Fighter were 1.7 for TUF 3; 1.6 for TUF 4; and 1.3 for TUF 5. At this point, TUF 6 is averaging a 1.2 overall rating through its first three episodes.
In the 18-to-34-year-old male demographic, the averages for previous seasons of TUF after the first three episodes were 3.0 for TUF 3; 2.6 for TUF 4; and 1.9 for TUF 5. Through its first three episodes, TUF 6 is averaging a 1.6 rating in this demographic.
In the 18-to-49-year-old male demographic, the averages for previous seasons of TUF through three episodes were 2.3 for TUF 3; 2.0 for TUF 4; and 1.7 for TUF 5. In its first three episodes, TUF 6 is averaging a 1.3 rating in this demographic.
Airing prior to Episode Three of The Ultimate Fighter 6 on Oct. 3, a new episode of UFC Unleashed aired from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Spike TV and drew an overall rating of 0.9.