I feel like this kind of stuff needs to be quantified a bit, as this weekend’s Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale pulled in solid ratings for the fledgling Fox Sports 1 network and one of the better ratings for UFC content, but it’s still not quite up to par with past Ultimate Fighter finales on other networks. The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale scored 1,129,000 viewers on average with the prelims pulling in 938,000 viewers, which for one of the weakest UFC cards in recent memory that is really solid numbers.
The question remains if this means good things for future UFC content on Fox Sports 1 or if this was a flash-in-the-pan. You have to believe that Fox and the UFC are happy with the numbers on this one.
TUF 18 Finale on @FOXSports1 = 1,129,000 viewers. Prelims = 938K. #Ratings
— Carleton Curtis (@carletoncurtis) December 4, 2013