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Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch

Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch
Format Reality
Created by Bob Horowitz
Lewis Fenton
Cris Abrego
Mark Cronin
Chad Ochocinco
Directed by Matt Bordofsky
Starring Chad Ochocinco
Composer(s) Dan Radlauer
Jordan Browne
See Sound Music
Adam Zelkind
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Executive producer(s) Bob Horowitz
Lewis Fenton
Cris Abrego
Mark Cronin
Chad Ochocinco
Ben Samek
Matt Odgers
Christian Sarabia
Jill Holmes
Kristen Kelly
Jeff Olde
Running time 60 minutes (including commercials)
Production companies 51 Minds Entertainment
Juma Entertainment
Original channel VH1
Original run July 11, 2010 – September 5, 2010
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Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch is an American reality television series airing on VH1 starring wide receiver Chad Ochocinco. The show places him with 85 women to choose from to find love. In the first episode of the show, he eliminated 69 girls.[1] Rubi Pazmino was the winner of the show. Fellow NFL Wide Receivers, and Ochocinco's close friends, Bernard "B-Twice" Berrian and Terrell Owens appeared on some episodes offering tips and helping Ochocinco select the girls.


Name Ranking Eliminated
Rubi 1 Winner
Brittany 11 Episode 10
Tiphani 6 Episode 9
Tara 2 Episode 9
Jasmine 13 Episode 7
Ericka 9 Episode 7
Courtney 3 Episode 6
Heather 7 Episode 6
April 5 Episode 5
Laurice 12 Episode 5
Lisa 10 Episode 4 (Withdrew)[a]
Candice 16 Episode 4
Crystal 14 Episode 3
Katie 15 Episode 3
Angela 4 Episode 2
Emma 8 Episode 2
Cynthia N/A Episode 1
^[a] In Episode 4, Lisa withdrew the competition to tend to her grandfather, who is terminally ill with cancer.

Episode Progress

  Sweet 16 Elite 8 Final 4 Championship
1  Rubi Won  
16  Candice Elim  
  1  Rubi Won  
  9  Ericka Elim  
8  Emma Elim
9  Ericka Won  
  1  Rubi Won  
  6  Tiphani Elim  
3  Courtney Won  
14  Crystal Elim  
  3  Courtney Elim
  6  Tiphani Won  
6  Tiphani Won
11  Brittany Won  
  1  Rubi Won
  11  Brittany Elim
2  Tara Won  
15  Katie Elim  
  2  Tara Won
  7  Heather Elim  
7  Heather Pass
10  Lisa Left  
  2  Tara Elim
  11  Brittany Pass  
4  Angela Elim  
13  Jasmine Won  
  13  Jasmine Elim
  11  Brittany Won  
5  April Elim
12  Laurice Elim  
Contestants Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Angela Rubi (1) Rubi Rubi Rubi Rubi Rubi Rubi Rubi Rubi Rubi
April Tara (2) Tara Tara Tara Tara Tara Tara Tara Brittany Brittany
Brittany Courtney (3) Courtney Courtney Courtney Courtney Tiphani Tiphani Tiphani Tara
Candice Angela (4) April April April Tiphani Ericka Brittany Brittany Tiphani
Courtney April (5) Tiphani Tiphani Tiphani Heather Brittany Ericka
Crystal Tiphani (6) Heather Heather Heather Ericka Jasmine Jasmine
Cynthia Heather (7) Ericka Ericka Ericka Brittany Courtney
Emma Emma (8) Lisa Lisa Brittany Jasmine Heather
Ericka Ericka (9) Brittany Brittany Laurice April
Heather Lisa (10) Laurice Laurice Jasmine Laurice
Jasmine Brittany (11) Jasmine Jasmine Lisa
Katie Laurice (12) Crystal Candice Candice
Laurice Jasmine (13) Katie Crystal
Lisa Crystal (14) Candice Katie
Rubi Katie (15) Emma
Tara Candice (16) Angela
Tiphani Cynthia
     The contestant was Chad's Top Player.
     The contestant is Chad's Ultimate Catch.
     The contestant won the date and was safe.
     The contestant was automatically safe.
     The contestant was eliminated.
     The contestant left the show.
  • In episode 1, Chad ranked the girls 1-16 to set them up in a tournament style bracket.
  • In episode 5, Chad eliminated both April and Laurice and kept both Tiphani and Brittany. Chad placed Brittany to compete with Jasmine in the second round.
  • In episode 8, Chad did not eliminate any girl, taking all four of them to Miami.
  • In episode 9, Chad eliminated Tara outside of elimination because she failed to be serious. Brittany was automatically moved to the Championship


Season 1: 2010

Ep # Production code Title U.S. viewers
Air date
1101 "Fielding His Team" 1.520[2]July 11, 2010 (2010-07-11)

"NFL superstar Chad Ochocinco is known for his eccentric personality and wacky on-field antics. Now, he's looking for love. But of course, he's not going to do it like any ordinary person. He's going to do it bigger than it's ever been done before. Starting with eighty-five women to choose from, Chad is going to see if he can find his ultimate catch." - VH1[3]

  • Top Player: Rubi
  • Eliminated: Cynthia

Reasons for Elimination

  • Cynthia: She was more focused on herself. 
2102 "Sweet 16" 0.776[4]July 18, 2010 (2010-07-18)

"Sixteen ladies remain in the house as the battle for Ochocinco's heart truly begins. Divided into two teams of eight, the women must compete against their teammates to be the last one standing. The winners suddenly realize getting a date with Ocho can be a blessing and a curse. Tensions rise and hearts break as the ladies realize two of them must go home tonight!" - VH1[5]

  • Eliminated: Emma, Angela

Reasons for Elimination

  • Emma: She was too shy and reserved.
  • Angela: She only has looks to show. 
3103 "Viva Las Ocho" N/AJuly 25, 2010 (2010-07-25)

"Two lucky ladies take a gamble with Chad's heart in the entertainment capital of the world... Las Vegas! Chad must make a decision between two very different women, but at the end of an emotional deliberation, two girls are out... and the house is more divided than ever." - VH1[6]

  • Eliminated: Crystal, Katie

Reasons for elimination

  • Crystal: Chad still doesn't know if he can trust her.
  • Katie: She has strong moral values that Chad may not adapt to. 
4104 "Gone Too Soon" 0.697[7]August 1, 2010 (2010-08-01)

"It's down to 11 ladies and Chad is digging quite a few, it's anyone's game right now. Chad wants the girls to show him their personalities because getting a girl is the easy part, but getting one that's going to keep his interest, that's another story. One girl is totally blindsided in elimination and an emergency forces another girl to question if she should stay or go." - VH1[8]

  • Eliminated: Candice
  • Quit: Lisa

Reasons for Elimination

  • Lisa: She left the show early because of a family emergency. She has to attend to her grandfather, who is terminally ill with cancer. She is automatically eliminated from the show.
  • Candice: She came off a little too strong. 
5105 "Airing Out the Laundry" 0.663[9]August 8, 2010 (2010-08-08)

"It's Chad's biggest date yet, as he takes all 10 remaining ladies for a day of fun, sun, and football at the beach. Two lucky ladies are whisked away for a day in Beverly Hills, and Chad opens up about his past like he never has before. For his second date, Chad brings 2 ladies to one of his favorite places to spend his free time--a place no woman would ever expect." - VH1[10]

  • Eliminated: April, Laurice

Reasons for Elimination

  • April: She tried too hard to impress him.
  • Laurice: She was not the same girl Chad knew, due to being influenced by Tara. She appeared uninterested in Chad during the date. 
6106 "It's Cold in Them Hills" 0.702[11]August 15, 2010 (2010-08-15)

"We're down to Chad's Elite Eight. As this second half of the Tournament kicks off, Chad takes his girls on a mountain retreat to step back from the celebrity flash and show them the realer side of Chad Johnson. He opens his heart and reveals his past to find out which girls are ready to warm up and which are giving him the cold shoulder. Who will survive the cut when it's time to stop playing and start getting serious?" - VH1[12]

  • Eliminated: Courtney, Heather

Reasons for Elimination

  • Courtney: Chad felt the connection with her is waning.
  • Heather: Chad felt Heather would still have trust issues with him. 
7107 "Winter Wonderland" N/AAugust 16, 2010 (2010-08-16)

"Chad is down to six girls and the competition is getting ugly. Chad decides to treat his girls to some pampering at a posh Beverly Hills Salon for a day of beauty. While Chad whisks away two girls to a snowy winter wonderland, complete with a penguin, the other girls plot and plan their way to victory. With one last date before Chad makes his final decision, he whisks his final two matched girls to a tropical paradise themed date." - VH1[13]

  • Eliminated: Ericka, Jasmine

Reasons for elimination

  • Ericka: Chad felt that their connection was fading, being under Tara's shadow.
  • Jasmine: Chad felt her personality changed, going from an outgoing personality to a more passive one to impress him. 
8108 "Analyze This" 0.710[14]August 22, 2010 (2010-08-22)

"Chad brings the final four girls to Cincinnati, Ohio! Things turn hot and steamy on the solo date and Chad has a hard time making a decision. So to help him out, he's asked his long time friend and sports psychologist to meet with each girl and get a good sense of who would best fit his lifestyle. After some in-depth analysis of each girl, one of the girls triggers a reaction from Chad that leads to an elimination unlike any other this season!" - VH1[15]

  • Eliminated: No one


  • Chad found out from the psychologist that Tara is still not being serious and requested the video of Tara being interviewed by the psychologist.
  • Chad found out that Brittany's ex-husband might not approve Brittany herself to date Chad. 
9109 "Family Matters" 0.724[16]August 29, 2010 (2010-08-29)

"Chad brings his final four girls to his hometown in Miami, Florida. Once there, the girls will have to impress some of Chad's most trusted friends and family. Tempers flare, and alliances are formed. In the end, two girls will go home, and only two will be left standing as Chad gets closer to determining who will be his ultimate catch." - VH1[17]

  • Eliminated: Tara, Tiphani

Reasons for Elimination

  • Tara: Tara cannot be taken seriously at all that Chad eliminated her.
  • Tiphiani: Chad's family did not feel that she would be the best fit for Chad. 
10110 "Come Sail Away" 1.239[18]September 5, 2010 (2010-09-05)

"Only two ladies remain in the final round to win Chad's affection. He continues to wine and dine both women on a romantic out of town trip. Chad must choose between fiery passion and a close mental connection. Will the underdog pull off an upset, or can the favorite take home the win? " - VH1[17]

  • Eliminated: Brittany

Reasons for elimination

  • Brittany: Chad felt that there would be drama if he chose to be with Brittany, especially concerning her son. 


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