New season of TUF packs a punch

FOX Sports’ new season of The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion will be Crowned was a hit with audiences, with the opening episode ranking as the most-watched fall season premiere ever for the franchise. The premiere was also the most-watched for the series on any network since 2009, reaching 2.54 million viewers, including the live premiere and encores, according to Nielsen. The season-opening two-hour special debuted on FOX Sports 1 on Sept. 10 with 536,000 viewers. The 2.54 million total viewers for the 2014 fall premiere grew 67% over the 2013 fall premiere of TUF season 18.

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