Ratings held strong for a fourth straight week for Spike TV's 'The Ultimate Fighter 14'. Early figures collected by MMA Nation indicate Wednesday's seventh episode amassed 1.5 million viewers, matching the total set by the season premiere. As has been the case all season, the ratings blew the numbers for TUF 13's parallel episode -- which garnered 1 million viewers -- out of the water.
Additionally, the one-hour broadcast drew a 1.1 household rating, a 1.48 in males age 18-49, and a 1.68 in males age 18-34. By comparison, last season's episode pulled a 0.8 household rating, and a paltry .90 in the two key demographics.
For a comprehensive first-hand account of the seventh 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
Episode 7: 1.5 million viewers