By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief
The Ultimate Fighter’s 13th season continues to do sub-par ratings in the new 9PM ET timeslot when compared to previous seasons, although Wednesday’s episode three did see a slight uptick from episode two.
Spike TV released the ratings figures on Thursday for the broadcast, which was the #1 most watched program in its timeslot in the network’s two key demographics of M18-34 and M18-49.
However, the show drew an average of just 1.3 million viewers, up from last week’s 1.2 million but still 200,000 viewers shy of the disappointing debut episode, which drew just 1.5 million. For comparison, season 12 drew 1.6 million, 1.7 million and 1.8 million viewers for its respective first three episodes.
This week’s episode, which saw Team Dos Santos’ Ryan Mcgillivray defeat Team Lesnar’s Len Bentley in the best fight so far on the show, drew just a .9 household rating, a 1.4 in M18-49 and a 1.7 in M18-34.