This past week Spike TV offered up its second episode of the reality show Fight Master. The episode once again featured a collection of entry fights with the winners of the fights getting to pick a coach.
According to Nielsen sources, Fight Master’s preliminary number landed higher than last weeks debut show with 545k total viewers and noticeable gains in both the adult and male 18-49 demographics.
The updated number which now includes the DVR number brings the show up roughly 16% to 635k total viewers.
As I said last week, the key to new reality shows is the week one to week two drop off. In the case of Fight Master, the show did not drop-off and actually increased viewership in both the live and DVR ratings by double-digits. The key now will be can Fight Master keep increasing or has it found its home in the 500-600k area, only time will tell.
As a reminder, this adjustments was due to the live + 3 (DVR) numbers which will be released every Tuesday. For those new to Nielsen ratings terminology, live + 3 is a equal to a total of live viewership plus 3 days worth of DVR usage.
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