This show is already in trouble
I found this article on the Mixed Martial Arts Chronicle website:
Next Great Champ TV Rating
By Jeremy Wall [9.15.04 - 6:46 PM EST]
The second week of Next Great Champ did a 3.3 and a 5 share at 9pm EST on Fox, the exact same rating and share as last week, which means roughly five million viewers. It again placed fourth for the 9pm timeslot on the networks, and again lost viewership from the Fox 8pm show "Trading Spouses", which did a 4.6 and an 8 share, same as last week. It was also again bested by back-to-back reruns of the sitcom "According to Jim" on ABC. Overall for the entire night of programming, Fox came in fourth, although they came in third for adults ages 18-49. Unfortunately for Next Great Champ, it did only did a 2.4 for adults 18-49, although it did a 6 share in that demo, which was higher than it's overall share.
The only success for the show this week was that at the 9:30 mark it went from a 2.3 and 7 share to a 3.0 and 8 share with males ages 18-49, and a 2.5 and an 8 share to a 3.3 and a 10 share for males ages 18-34. The buzz on the show still continues to be poor.
For those that don't know, a rating is the percentage of entire the universe being measured. The 3.3 rating for the debut of Next Great Champ is a percentage of all television households watching that show. That 3.3 means that 3.3% of every household in the U.S. was watching Next Great Champ. Share is the percentage of how many households actually watching TV while the show was on. That means if Next Great Champ did a 5 share, 5% of all the households watching TV while it was airing were watching this show.
TV Ratings for Next Great Champ
9/7/04 - 3.3(5)
9/14/04 - 3.3(5)