Report: The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 16 ratings on FX down … again

Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 16 ratings continue plummet, pulling in 676,000 viewers for week seven and remaining historically low for the UFC reality television franchise.

Just when you think it can't get any worse ... it does.

According to MMA Weekly, the latest ratings for The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 16 have taken yet another dip in viewers.

A few weeks ago, it was reported that episode five of the reality television show hit an all-time bottom, drawing in a series low 624,000 viewers. The following week saw a bit of an increase of up to 800,000 viewers, but episode seven saw the meter go down one more time, as it tumbled down to 676,000 hits.

The current time slot has proven to be very unsuccessful for the show, which currently features heavyweight contenders Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson as opposing coaches, airing on FX every Friday night. Perhaps looking for a way out of the current slump, FX Vice President, Chuck Saftler, recently revealed the network will be moving away from the Friday air time to a mid-day to be determined.

To sweeten the pot, UFC President Dana White dropped the bombshell announcement that light heavyweight champion Jon Jones would serve as a coach for season TUF 17, which is currently in production, opposite Chael Sonnen

That should hopefully bring the viewers back.

How about it Maniacs, what, in your opinion, is the major cause in decline of viewers? The current time slot? Shane Carwin? Roy Nelson? The current talent on the show? All of the above?

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