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  1. 209 Life

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    TUF will live on? Thaaaat's a shame.
     
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    So I'm guessing TUF is dead but they will air re-runs on ESPN 3 at midnight or whatever?
     
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    Good to see Dana take another page out of VKM’s book and build their own performance center.
     
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    He is going to make a small private arena for his Tuesday Night Contenders series, tuf and ultimate surrender fights
     
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    He said they will prob only do one season a yr, instead of two.. said it still gets a million viewers. Just will be on ESPN now.
     
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    Future war machine with less fighting skill.
     
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    Lol no way TUF has been doing a million views lately. Maybe all the episodes in the season combined
     
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    this, they're building a new gym next to the PI where they will have TUF and Contender and all that.
     
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    ABOUT time
     
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    It wasn't
    More Dana exaggeration when it comes to UFC numbers
    About 600-650k combined with live & DVR
     
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    Who's going to buy a gym with those crappy defective doors.
     
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    I don't work for the UFC and I have already tried my hand at getting in the show yrs ago, so I don't really care what the numbers are. Reality is, TUF is still going to be a thing.
     
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    White went on to defend the recent string of low viewership and ratings, claiming that the show still averages a million viewers.

    “People look at the ratings right now, and they’ll come in at half a million, 600, 650, but that’s the initial rating,” he said. “Now with DVR, and stuff like that, the number is much bigger. Last season’s Ultimate Fighter average a million viewers. That’s a lot of people.

    “It’s still a big show and a big brand. Yeah, it’ll go on. We can do it with ESPN, ESPN+,” he said. “We probably won’t do two a season. We’ll probably do one.”

    The TUF 27 premiere averaged just 201,000 viewers, their lowest ever since moving to FS1. Its DVR numbers had 298,000.

    Here are the numbers for the rest of the season, via MMAPayout and ShowBuzzDaily:

    Ep Live DVR+3

    1 201,000 298,000

    2 186,000 296,000

    3 246,000 366,000

    4 207,000 357,000

    5 176,000 362,000

    6 196,000 398,000

    7 275,000 437,000

    8 248,000 443,000

    9 290,000 462,000

    10 219,000 402,000

    11 156,000

    12 171,000

    So the entire TUF 27 season averaged just 214,000 viewers per episode live, which is even worse than TUF 26’s previous low average of 237,000. Through ten episodes of TUF 27, the DVR numbers average at 382,000.

    These totals are far from the average of a million that White claims. The lone positive here is that the DVR numbers appeared to trend positive for TUF 27, as after a slow start, the viewers increased to a season high of 462,000 on episode nine.

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  20. AimedWithV

    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Looks like ESPN demands even more stuff to fill gaps in the schedule than FOX

    Expect the cards to be even more saturated in 2019
     

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