I wasn’t too impressed by Dana White’s decision to keep Junie Browning in the house after he flipped out and attacked half the cast on Wednesday’s episode of TUF. It contradicts everything he’s said and done in past seasons. But I can’t deny that on a business level it makes sense: Drama sells, chaos brings in eyeballs, and Junie Browning is ratings gold:
The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 Episdoe 4 earned a 1.42 household rating â€” a 1.74 in Men 18-49, a 1.19 in People 18-49, a 1.94 in Men 18-34, and an average audience of 1.9 million viewers.
You might remember that last week’s episode did a brutal 0.80 rating, which was the worst rating in the history of the series … yes, even lower than the ratings from the Comeback series with Matt Serra. I bet Dana and the gang were shitting kittens over the possibility that the TUF train was finally out of steam. But it looks like they’ve managed to grab people’s interest for now … how it’ll hold up over the season once people get sick of Junie is another question.