TUF 16 Regular Season TV Ratings End Things on the Low Side

The final regular season episode of The Ultimate Fighter 16 is in the books and the TV ratings are in.

Episode 12 of TUF 16 pulled in average of 678,000 viewers for the semifinal bouts, setting up the final between Team Carwin’s Mike Ricci and Team Nelson’s Colton Smith.

The ratings ended on somewhat of a sour note for a season that struggled mightily in that department. The TUF 16 average was 829,250 viewers per episode, so even that less than stellar number was better than Friday’s 678,000 viewers.

The ratings are sure to be better for this weekend’s TUF 16 Finale, as the UFC’s live events always pull in much stronger TV ratings than the reality series.

The TUF 16 Finale takes place Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

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