The fourth episode of The Ultimate Fighter 17 generated 1.2 million viewers on average, according to industry sources. That places the show right along with average for the season in the early going.
It is also a drastic improvement over last season’s average, which was 829,000 viewers. The show moved to Tuesday night from Friday this year, and features UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen as coaches.
The debut, a special two-hour episode, drew 1.51 million viewers. The following week was at 1.3 million, while the last two have been 1.2 million. TUF airs each Tuesday night on FX at 9 p.m. ET.