The debut episode of The Ultimate Fighter 25 debuted seven days ago with 288,000 viewers in the preliminary ratings and the show saw a 74 percent increase in the +3 DVR ratings with 500,000 total viewers.
Nielson sources confirmed the +3 DVR numbers to The MMA Report on Wednesday.
When it came to the competition last Wednesday evening, the debut of The Ultimate Fighter went up against playoff games in NBA and the NHL. The NBA playoff came on TNT came in with nearly 4 million viewers in the overnight ratings and the NHL playoff game on NBC Sports drew 630,000 viewers. Other top programs in the 10 p.m. ET hour included Fargo on FX (1.422 million), House Hunters on HGTV (1.629 million), and Greenleaf on Oprah (1.342 million).
The second episode of The Ultimate Fighter 25 will premiere tonight on FS1 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and a preview of tonight’s episode is below.
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