The Ultimate Fighter 13 Ratings: Episode 7 Draws 1 Million Viewers, Lowest Of Season

The ratings for episode seven of this season of Spike TV's 'The Ultimate Fighter' are in and they're not exactly pretty. According to Spike TV officials, the show earned a 0.8 household rating. In the males 18-49 and 18-34 demographics, this episode pulled .90. The total average audience was 1.0 million viewers.

Spike TV officials note, however, there was serious competition for the ratings. The NBA Playoffs on TNT (from 7:00 p.m. to approximately 9:40 p.m. ET averaged a 5.04 in males 18-34 and 6.8 million viewers. The coverage peaked with 10.8 million viewers for the final 10 minutes.

These figures represent the lowest ratings and viewership numbers for this season to date.

There are also questions moving forward about how the show will perform in the ratings now that Brock Lesnar has withdrawn from his UFC 131 with Junior dos Santos. While Lesnar did not provide the ratings boost Spike TV or the UFC expected, the premise of their appearance as coaches was that the two would eventually compete against one another. In other words, the show is a long-form commercial for an event that is no longer taking place.

Latest News

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.