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Tuesday, 09/25/2012, 09:30 am

‘The Ultimate Fighter 16′ Episode 2 Ratings Report: TUF On The Decline? | UFC NEWS

Last Friday the UFC and FX aired the second episode of ‘The Ultimate Fighter 16’ and in what can only be described as a disheartening showing, the longtime reality series has taken yet another hit in ratings.

Last week’s episode drew a total audience of 872,000 viewers which includes a 0.8 rating among the male 18-49 group and a 0.7 among the male 18-34 bracket.

This number is a dip from the season debut which hit the mark at 947,000 viewers.

In comparison, last season’s episode two, which also aired Friday’s on FX drew in around 1.1 million viewers.

The one-hour episode highlighted the in-house tournament format with its first official quarterfinals bout.

Team Carwin’s Neil Magny was able to notch the first victory of the series with a unanimous decision over Cameron Diffley.

While the show may be consistently showing a decrease in ratings, UFC President Dana White described the series as a “Homerun” for FX’s Friday programming schedule during last weekend’s UFC 152 post-fight press conference.

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