TUF 13 debut draws 1.5 million viewers
The numbers are in for the season debut of “The Ultimate Fight: Team Lesnar vs. Team Dos Santos.”
MMAjunkie.com learned from Spike TV officials today that the opening episode earned a household rating of 1.0 and brought in 1.5 million viewers, not including the 633,000 that watched the replay of the show immediately after.
Those who tuned in saw coaches Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos pick their teams, along with the season’s first contest, which featured Heavy.com TUF 13 Blogger Shamar Bailey from Team Dos Santos against Nordin Asrih from Team Lesnar. Bailey’s wrestling and control on the ground allowed him to earn a unanimous decision nod, becoming the first to advance to the next round.
“The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team Dos Santos” airs on Spike TV on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT. For those that missed the first episode of this season, check out the recap and results, as well as Shamar Bailey’s thoughts following his victory.