Episode 8 of “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 17 averaged 1.1 million
viewers for its one-hour broadcast Tuesday night on FX.
Sherdog.com confirmed the figure Wednesday with an industry source.
The reported viewership marks a slight downturn for the UFC reality
series, which earned 1.26 million viewers during last week’s
Episode 8 of the long-running program saw Chael Sonnen
Jones in a coaches’ challenge involving heavy machinery.
Andrews punched his ticket to the quarterfinals by outpointing
Cummings in a majority decision.
The episode also featured the season’s wildcard selection, which
UFC President Dana White uncharacteristically left solely in the
hands of the coaches. As a result, Team Sonnen’s Kevin Casey
will face Team Jones’ Robert
McDaniel next week to determine the eighth fighter in the
Season 17 quarterfinals.