FIGHTMASTER_LogoBellator’s new reality series, Fight Master: Bellator MMA, opened to less than stellar TV ratings in its first week, but saw a marked increase for its second episode.

While the premiere drew 432,000 viewers, Wednesday night’s Episode 2 improved to 545,000 viewers. That is a 26-percent increase week over week.

Fight Master’s season premiere was up against the NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals, so some of the increase in viewership could stem from the hockey final having finished up a few days ago.

Fight Master: Bellator MMA is similar to its Spike TV predecessor, The Ultimate Fighter, but has a slightly different twist to how the teams are divvied up. Much like the singing competition The Voice the participants select their teams instead of being chosen by the coaches.

The show started with 32 welterweight athletes that pair off, trying to fight their way onto the show. The winners of the fights gain the opportunity to select from one of four coaches.

Much like The Voice, the coaches jockey for position, trying to sway fighters into selecting their respective teams.

The coaches for this inaugural season are former UFC champions Randy Couture and Frank Shamrock, elite coach Greg Jackson, and former Bellator champion Joe Warren.

Fighter Master airs weekly on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET on Spike TV.

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