The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 12 premiered this past Wednesday featuring coaches Georges St. Pierre and Josh Koscheck with an average of 1.6 million viewers tuning in.
Spike TV officials reported the ratings earlier today.
The debut episode, as has been the case recently, saw potential "official" cast members fight to get on the show and into the house. 28 lightweights threw down in the most important bouts of their life with 14 of them coming one step closer to realizing their ultimate goal of becoming a UFC fighter.
The premiere ratings are in line with past seasons of TUF, all except of course TUF 10 which featured one Kimbo Slice and saw 4.1 million fights fans tune in who apparently couldn't help but see what the bearded brawler was all about.
TUF 12 will serve as the lead up to the welterweight title fight between GSP and Koscheck, which is set for UFC 124 on December 11 in Montreal.
For a full recap of TUF 12's debut, click here.