The tenth episode of The Ultimate Fighter 19 premiered last night on Fox Sports 1 and featured Eddie Gordon advancing to the middleweight final with a split decision win over Cathal Pendred. TUF 19

According to Nielsen sources, last night’s preliminary viewership for the show landed at 597,000 total viewers and this is the second largest viewership of the season in the preliminary ratings.

Last night’s episode was up 34 percent from last week’s preliminary viewership of 445,000 and this is the third time this season that the viewership has been over 500,000 total viewers in the preliminary ratings. Through ten episodes, the preliminary average viewership is 476,500 and this number is much better than the 214,000 average that The Ultimate Fighters Nations had at the beginning of the year.

When it came to the competition, the night was won by a new episode of Duck Dynasty on A&E with nearly four million viewers. Other top shows in the 10 p.m. ET hour included Catfish on MTV, The Big Bang Theory on TBS, and American Dad on Adult Swim.

The complete history of The Ultimate Fighter 19 Ratings are below

Episode 1: 595,000
Episode 2: 320,000
Episode 3: 421,000
Episode 4: 438,000
Episode 5: 417,000
Episode 6: 611,000
Episode 7: 424,000
Episode 8: 497,000
Episode 9: 445,000
Episode 10: 597,000

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