The sixth episode of The Ultimate Fighter 23 debuted two weeks ago with 444,000 viewers in the preliminary ratings and the show saw a 49 percent increase in the +3 DVR ratings with 662,000 total viewers.

Nielson sources confirmed the +3 DVR numbers to The MMA Report on Wednesday and the viewership was up 13 percent above the Live+3 DVR viewership for Episode 6 last spring (586,000). Halfway through the season, The Ultimate Fighter is averaging 648,000 viewers on a Live+3 basis, an increase of 57 precent improvement over L+SD (414,000) and 13 percent above last spring’s Live+3 DVR average through six episodes (575,000).

The eighth episode of The Ultimate Fighter 23 will premiere tonight on FS 1 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and the complete Live+3 DVR ratings for this season are below.

Episode 1: 705,000
Episode 2: 629,000
Episode 3: 642,000
Episode 4: 566,000
Episode 5: 625,000
Episode 6: 662,000
Episode 7: TBD