The live finale of "The Ultimate Fighter 7" on Saturday helped the network secure the number one spot for males 18-34 (2.3 rating) and males 18-49 (1.9 rating) in both broadcast and cable during the show's 9:00pm-12:15pm ET timeslot.
Featuring a "loser leaves town" bout between Kendall Grove and Evan Tanner, and the middleweight final between Amir Sadollah and C.B. Dollaway, the finale drew in an average of 2 million viewers for a 1.4 household rating.
While still a success, the ratings were a drop-off from "The Ultimate Fighter 6" Finale, which earned a household rating of 1.8 and delivered approximately 2.5 million viewers.
"The Ultimate Fighter 5" Finale was slightly higher than the sixth, receiving a 2.0 rating and 2.6 million viewers.
Only the finale of the fourth season was lower, posting a 1.1 rating after three highly successful seasons that saved the then-flailing UFC.