The fourth episode of The Ultimate Fighter 25 debuted seven days ago with 348,000 viewers in the preliminary ratings (Live+SD) and the show saw a 56 percent increase in the +3 DVR ratings with 543,000 total viewers.
Nielson sources confirmed the +3 DVR numbers to The MMA Report on Wednesday and after four episodes, the reality show is averaging 514,000 viewers in the +3 DVR viewership.
When it came to the competition last Wednesday evening in the 10 p.m. ET hour, the UFC reality show went up against playoff games in the NBA and NHL. The NBA playoff game between the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets on TNT drew 3.756 million viewers, while the NHL playoff game between the Anaheim Ducks and Edmonton Oilers came in with 1.364 million viewers.
The fifth 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
Episode 4: Live+SD – 348k, +3 DVR – 543k
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