‘TUF 26’ Finale Draws 501,000 Viewers; Bellator 189 Attracts 439,000 on Friday Night
By: Tristen Critchfield Dec 5, 2017
“The Ultimate Fighter 26” finale edged Bellator 189 in terms of
ratings on Friday night.
ShowBuzz Daily, the “TUF 26” finale attracted an average
audience of 501,000 for its card on Fox Sports 1. The event took
place in Las Vegas and saw Nicco
Montano claim the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight crown with a
five-round decision over Roxanne
Modafferi in the evening’s main event. The main card drew a
0.21 in the 18-49 demographic.
The “TUF 26” preliminary card, which also aired on FS1, drew
361,000 viewers and a 0.12 in the 18-49 demographic.
Meanwhile, Bellator 189 drew 439,000 viewers to Spike TV on Friday
for a card that took place in Thackerville, Okla., and saw Julia Budd
retain her featherweight crown with a split decision triumph over
Blencowe. Bellator 189 earned a 0.15 share in the 18-to-49
Elsewhere, the UFC 218 prelims attracted 694,000 viewers and drew a
0.26 share in the 18-49 demo on FS1 Saturday night. In the featured
preliminary bout, Paul Felder
Oliveira via second-round technical knockout. The prelims also