We’re three episodes in and I’ve PVR’d (or DVR’d to my American friends) all three episodes. Granted that the “live” aspect of watching any sport is part of the excitement… but when you are watching it recorded, that’s kind of lost.
I don’t know the numbers, but I have to assume that the penetration of PVRs in households today is pretty high and it is certainly growing. So why then do you think the UFC decided to go “live” with this season of TUF? I just don’t see what the real advantage is for me from watching a “live” version (even if its a PVR’d version) vs. a previously taped version. The season in the house is still taped, so that’s the same as it always has been. The fights are “live”, but it really didn’t appear that there was much editing going on during the fights in previous seasons anyway. The only difference I see now is that the production quality of the show has gone to absolute ****.
I just don’t see it. Live or not live, I’m still watching TUF. I just don’t see why the UFC is spending the money on making this live when there’s no real benefit to consumers.
I’m interested in seeing what others think.