The Ultimate Fighter 20 debut episode ratings jump 55 percent in +3 DVR numbers

The Ultimate Fighter 20 debuted seven days ago with 536,000 viewers in the preliminary ratings and the show saw a 55 percent increase in the +3 DVR ratings with 881,000.TUF 20

Fox Sports released the +3 DVR numbers on Wednesday in a press release and the DVR numbers for this season drew 29,000 more viewers in the +3 DVR numbers than The Ultimate Fighter 19 earlier this year.

Between all of the re-airs on various Fox networks, the debut episode combines to draw a total of 2.54 million viewers. The replay on FOX took place on Sunday afternoon in various time slots due to NFL coverage and drew 1.725 million viewers per Fox Sports.

The 2.54 million total viewers for the 2014 fall premiere was up +67% over the 2013 fall premiere of The Ultimate Fighter 18, which reached a total of 1.52 million viewers, and up +113% over the premiere episode of The Ultimate Fighter 19 in the spring of 2014, which had 1.19 million viewers.

The second episode of The Ultimate Fighter 20 will premiere tonight on Fox Sports 1 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and a preview of tonight’s episode is below.