The TV ratings for The Ultimate Fighter: Live went from bad to worse for Friday night’s installment when just 929,000 tuned in to the show on FX.

Unfortunately that marks the lowest audience ever in the history of The Ultimate Fighter and is the second time this season that the ratings have dipped below the 1 million mark.

Embarassingly for all involved, TUF’s former home, Spike TV managed to better their ratings on Friday night, with a re-run of 80’s movie ‘Coming To America’ pulling in 933,000 viewers.

UFC president Dana White recently stated that despite the low ratings TUF: Live had been experiencing the show as still “a home run” from FX’s perspective due to the fact it was still performing well in it’s key 18-34 male demographic, but nevertheless it’s hard to imagine that anyone would have expected the ratings to slump to an all-time low at this point.

If anything the ratings had been anticipated to rise given that FX is generally seen as a more popular channel than Spike TV, but so far that’s not the case and while there are changes planned for future season’s according to White, it seems like there’s little than can be done to turn around the fortunes of the current series.

TUF: Live TV Ratings So Far:

  • The Ultimate Fighter: Live episode No. 1: 1.3 million viewers
  • The Ultimate Fighter: Live episode No. 2: 1.1 million
  • The Ultimate Fighter: Live episode No. 3: 1.2 million
  • The Ultimate Fighter: Live episode No. 4: 1.1 million
  • The Ultimate Fighter: Live episode No. 5: 947,000
  • The Ultimate Fighter: Live episode No. 6: 1 million
  • The Ultimate Fighter: Live episode No. 7: 1 million
  • The Ultimate Fighter: Live episode No. 8: 929,000

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