MMA fans can expect a few changes on future Ultimate Fighter seasons as the UFC and FX looks to change a few aspects concerning the reality show according to mmajunkie.com.
The Ultimate Fighter: Live debuted on FX this year, providing viewers with live fights every Friday night for the first time in the series. UFC president, Dana White, had high expectations heading into the season but TUF Live has not performed well as he would've hoped.
"It's not that I'm not happy. I said it's a home run for them...since they're dominating Friday nights with 18- to 34-year-old males. It's not the best position for me, though," White said.
In fact TUF Live has recorded some of the lowest numbers over viewers than any other previous Ultimate Fighter season, with episode five recording just 947,000 viewership.
Despite some low ratings, TUF Live is still among the highest watched shows on Friday night.
"This is a team effort. We're doing what we're doing this season, and then we're going to switch some things up. We're going to make this thing work and make it great, if it's Friday night or it's whatever. Believe me," White said.
Among the possible changes in store for The Ultimate Fighter, is moving away from its current Friday night schedule. Friday night's typically score very low on viewership with men ages 18 to 34 years-old, UFC's targeted demographics.
In previous seasons, TUF was a Wednesday night show and a move back to the middle of the week could help boost ratings.
"We're going to fix it...We're with guys who are the best in the business. We will get this thing dialed in and make it great," White said.