After a brief setback, ratings for Spike TV's 'The Ultimate Fighter 14' bounced back on Wednesday night. Following a season-low of 1.3 million viewers last week, early figures indicate the fourth episode climbed to 1.5 million, matching the total for the season premiere. The numbers outshine viewership for last season's fourth episode, which only garnered an audience of 1.3 million.
Likewise, Wednesday night's episode drew a 1.49 rating in the coveted demographic of "men age 18-49" and 1.71 rating in "men age 18-34." Continuing this season's pattern, the higher figures are a welcome reprieve from the counterpart of "The Ultimate Fighter 13," which drew a paltry 1.24 rating in males 18-49 and 1.23 in males 18-34.
For a comprehensive first-hand account of the fourth episode, check out the recap blog of featherweight contestant Akira Corassani.
'The Ultimate Fighter 14' viewership:
Episode 1: 1.5 million viewers
Episode 2: 1.6 million viewers
Episode 3: 1.3 million viewers
Episode 4: 1.5 million viewers