The premier episode of The Ultimate Fighter 18, which aired Wednesday following five hours of live fights, brought in 762,000 viewers, according to reports.
The reality series was moved to Wednesday nights and FOX Sports 1 this month and features UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey coaching opposite Miesha Tate. The two will lead both male and female bantamweights on the year.
By comparison, The Ultimate Fighter 17’s first episode was watched by 1.51 million. That, though, aired on FX earlier this year and featured UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen.