This past Friday's debut episode of "The Ultimate Fighter 16: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson" drew a total audience size of 947,000 viewers to FX.
MMAjunkie.com today confirmed the ratings information with industry sources.
The two-hour episode featured 16 elimination fights between the season's 32 welterweight competitors. The audience figure marks a 27-percent decrease from the 1.3 million viewers who tuned in to FX for the season debut of "The Ultimate Fighter: Live" this past March.