Episode 7 of “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 16 averaged 676,000
viewers during its Friday night broadcast on FX, and
Bellator 78 earned 154,000 observers the same night on
Sherdog.com confirmed the numbers on Tuesday with an industry
source. The “TUF” viewership figure marks the second-worst showing
of Season 16, surpassing only the 624,000 observers that tuned in
two weeks ago. The figure also represents a downturn when compared
to last week’s Episode 6, which pulled 811,000 observers. The “TUF
16” season high was set in week four, with 1.1 million viewers.
The seventh episode of Season 16 saw Team Nelson’s Michael
Hill take a curious split decision over Team Carwin’s Matt Secor,
despite Secor putting forth a strong effort in the second frame of
their two-round exhibition bout. Nevertheless, the team score now
stands at three victories apiece.
Meanwhile, Bellator’s 154,000 viewers represent a slight increase
from last week’s Bellator 77, which attracted 149,000. Now five
shows into its seventh iteration, Bellator set its season high
during the Sept. 28 premiere, as Bellator 74 earned 190,000 viewers
Bellator 78 took place at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio, and
was highlighted by the Season 7 welterweight tournament semifinals.
Good and Andrey
Koreshkov will square off for a guaranteed title shot after
taking out Michail
Tsarev and Marius