The eighth episode of The Ultimate Fighter 25 debuted last week with 303,000 viewers in the preliminary ratings (Live+SD) and the show saw a 79 percent increase in the +3 DVR ratings with 541,000 total viewers.

Nielson sources confirmed the +3 DVR numbers to The MMA Report on Friday and the viewership for this episode of The Ultimate Fighter is up 14 percent (541,000 vs. 475,000) vs. the eighth episode of last falls season of The Ultimate Fighter in the +3 DVR viewership.

The ninth episode of The Ultimate Fighter 25 premiere two days ago on FS1 and came in with 442,000 viewers in the preliminary ratings. This is up 8 percent compared to the corresponding episode of last spring’s season (409,000) and up 75 percent over the corresponding episode from the fall season (252,000). The viewership from Wednesday’s episode makes it the most-watched first-run episode of The Ultimate Fighter over the last two seasons.

The ratings history for this season of the UFC reality show are 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
Episode 5: Live+SD – 302k, +3 DVR – 510k
Episode 6: Live+SD – 380k, +3 DVR – 666k
Episode 7: Live+SD – 373k, +3 DVR – 662k
Episode 8: Live+SD – 303k, +3 DVR – 541k
Episode 9: Live+SD – 442k, +3 DVR – Available next week