The third episode of The Ultimate Fighter 25 debuted seven days ago with 324,000 viewers in the preliminary ratings and the show saw a 53 percent increase in the +3 DVR ratings with 497,000 total viewers.
Nielson sources confirmed the +3 DVR numbers to The MMA Report on Wednesday and after three episodes, the reality show is averaging 504,000 viewers in the +3 DVR viewership.
When it came to the competition last Wednesday evening, the night was won by a doubleheader of NBA Playoff games on TNT. The early game between the Toronto Raptors and the Cleveland Cavalier drew 3.507 million viewers in the preliminary ratings, while the later game (9:43 p.m. ET) between the Houston Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs came in with 4.776 million viewers.
The fourth episode of The Ultimate Fighter 25 will premiere tonight on FS1 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and the ratings history for this season of The Ultimate Fighter is below.
Episode 1: Live+SD – 288k, +3 DVR – 500k
Episode 2: Live+SD – 372k, +3 DVR – 514k
Episode 3: Live+SD – 324k, +3 DVR – 497k