The third episode of “The Ultimate Fighter 16” drew a total of
775,000 viewers to FX last Friday, Sherdog.com today confirmed with
an industry source.
Ratings for the UFC reality show have declined in the weeks since
its Sept. 14 premiere, which brought in 947,000 viewers -- the
lowest-rated debut in the series’ 7-year history. The second
episode drew an audience of 872,000 on Sept. 28.
By comparison, the third episode of “TUF 15” -- also known as “The
Ultimate Fighter: Live” -- pulled in an average of 1.2 million
viewers when it aired on FX in March.
Last Friday’s episode saw Roy
Nelson-coached Joey Rivera
earn a majority decision over Shane
Carwin charge Sam Alvey in a
two-round welterweight bout.