The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale aired last Friday night and the ratings are in. The finale averaged a million viewers, according to Sherdog.com, while the Fuel TV preliminaries averaged 165,000 viewers.
These numbers were down drastically from the TUF 14 Finale, the last TUF show on Spike TV, which averaged 2.5 million viewers. Despite the new channel and format, the show consistently averaged lower in the ratings this season.
Despite falling short of the UFC’s expectations for the show’s ratings, FX has apparently been quite content with the show’s performance as it still showed an increase in ratings from the network’s previous Friday night programming.