Ratings held tight for a second week in a row for Spike TV's 'The Ultimate Fighter 14'. On the heels of a controversial fifth episode, and a burgeoning coaches rivalry between Jason "Mayhem" Miller and Michael Bisping, early figures have the sixth episode collecting 1.6 million viewers, once again meeting the season-high set in weeks two and five. Likewise, the ratings again surpassed viewership for last season's sixth episode total of just 1.2 million.
When expanded, Wednesday's broadcast drew a 1.2 household rating, a 1.5 in males age 18-49, and a 1.7 in males age 18-34. Those numbers led to the show ranking third in the night's two key demographics for consecutive weeks, again trailing Comedy Central (South Park/Nick Swardson) and FX (American Horror Story).
For a comprehensive first-hand account of the sixth 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
Episode 5: 1.6 million viewers
Episode 6: 1.6 million viewers