Wednesday night’s third episode of ‘The Ultimate Fighter 19’ was watched by an average of 421,000 viewers on FOX Sports 1.

That’s up 101,000 viewers from last week’s installment, but is still very low for a numbered edition of the TUF show.

Season coaches BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar don’t appear to be catching the public’s imagination this time around, and it’s certainly a much different story from when Penn coached opposite Jens Pulver on Season 5 of the show on Spike TV which regularly pulled well north of 1 million viewers.

The TUF 5 finale then went on to draw an impressive 2.6 million viewers.

Penn and Edgar will fight for a third time in the Finale of this season’s show on the 6th of July in Las Vegas as part of ‘International Fight Week’, just one day after UFC 175: Weidman Vs Machida airs from the same venue.

TUF 19 TV Ratings So Far:

Episode 1: 595,000 Viewers

Episode 2: 320,000

Episode 3: 421,000

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