UFC Primetime

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UFC Primetime
GenreReality, Sports
Created byFrank Fertitta III, Lorenzo Fertitta, Dana White
Starringvarious MMA fighters
Country of originUnited States
Production
Running time30 minutes
DistributorZuffa, JMH Film
Positive Image Video, Spike Sports
Release
Original networkSpike (2009–2011)
FX (2012–Present)
Original releaseJanuary 14, 2009

UFC Primetime is a television series currently airing on FX in the United States. The show chronicles the training regimens of two UFC fighters prior to their next upcoming main event bout.

Premise[edit]

Each season consists of three episodes with 30-minute running times (including commercials) that showcase opposing UFC mixed martial artists in their training camps as they make final preparations in getting ready—both mentally and physically—leading up to their big match.

UFC Primetime has drawn comparisons to HBO Sport's 24/7 highly acclaimed TV series, which shows the preparations of two boxers before a big event.

List of seasons[edit]

No. Title Event Bout Originally aired
1 UFC Primetime: St-Pierre vs. Penn UFC 94[1] Georges St-Pierre vs. BJ Penn 2 January 14–28, 2009
2 UFC Primetime: St-Pierre vs. Hardy UFC 111[2] Georges St-Pierre vs. Dan Hardy March 10–24, 2010
3 UFC Primetime: Jackson vs. Evans UFC 114[3] Quinton Jackson vs. Rashad Evans May 12–26, 2010
4 UFC Primetime: Lesnar vs. Velasquez UFC 121[4] Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez October 6–20, 2010
5 UFC Primetime: St-Pierre vs. Shields UFC 129[5] Georges St-Pierre vs. Jake Shields April 13–28, 2011
6 UFC Primetime: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos UFC on Fox 1[6] Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos October 30, 2011 (one-hour special)
7 UFC Primetime: Diaz vs. Condit UFC 143[7] Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit January 20–February 3, 2012
8 UFC Primetime: Jones vs. Evans UFC 145[8] Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans April 6–20, 2012
9 UFC Primetime: Dos Santos vs. Mir UFC 146[9] Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir May 11–25, 2012
10 UFC Primetime: Silva vs. Sonnen UFC 148[10] Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen 2 June 30th, 2012
11 UFC Primetime: St-Pierre vs. Condit UFC 154[11] Georges St-Pierre vs. Carlos Condit November 6–16, 2012
12 UFC Primetime: Rousey vs. Carmouche UFC 157[12] Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche February 7–20, 2013
13 UFC Primetime: Velasquez vs. dos Santos 3 UFC 166 Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos October 2–16, 2013
14 UFC Primetime: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks UFC 167 Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks November 1–9, 2013

TV Ratings[edit]

An industry source told MMAjunkie ESPN2 scored 144,000 viewers for the 11 p.m. replay and 105,000 viewers for the 11:30 p.m. airing. The debut episode of "UFC Primetime" scored 610,000 viewers on Spike TV. In addition to ESPN2, replays have aired on ION Television, Fuel TV and Versus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""UFC Primetime: St. Pierre vs. Penn" debuts Jan. 14 on Spike TV". mmajunkie.com. December 1, 2008. Archived from the original on July 17, 2012.
  2. ^ "Spike TV brings back "UFC Primetime" series for UFC 111's GSP vs. Hardy headliner". mmajunkie.com. January 19, 2010. Archived from the original on July 11, 2012.
  3. ^ "Spike TV confirms three-part "UFC Primetime: Rampage vs. Evans" special for UFC 114". mmajunkie.com. April 16, 2010. Archived from the original on July 14, 2012.
  4. ^ ""UFC Primetime" returns to Spike TV for "UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez"". mmajunkie.com. September 3, 2010. Archived from the original on July 13, 2012.
  5. ^ ""UFC Primetime" for UFC 129's GSP vs. Shields debuts Wednesday on Spike TV". mmajunkie.com. April 11, 2011. Archived from the original on July 10, 2012.
  6. ^ "Reminder: FOX airs "UFC Primetime" on Oct. 30 in lead-up to first UFC on FOX event". mmajunkie.com. October 25, 2011. Archived from the original on July 10, 2012.
  7. ^ "'UFC Primetime' debuts on FX for 'UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit'". mmajunkie.com. January 2, 2012. Archived from the original on July 11, 2012.
  8. ^ "'UFC Primetime' returns to FX for 'UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans'". mmajunkie.com. March 9, 2012. Archived from the original on July 26, 2012.
  9. ^ "'UFC Primetime' returns to FX for 'UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir'". mmajunkie.com. May 2, 2012. Archived from the original on July 19, 2012.
  10. ^ "Reminder: 'UFC 148 Primetime' debuts tonight on FUEL TV". mmajunkie.com. June 30, 2012. Archived from the original on January 11, 2013.
  11. ^ "UFC 154 gets 'Primetime' special for Georges St-Pierre vs. Carlos Condit". mmajunkie.com. October 23, 2012. Archived from the original on January 3, 2013.
  12. ^ "UFC 157 Rousey vs Carmouche Primetime details".