UFC 130 Spike TV Preliminary Fights Average 1.3 Million Viewers

The Spike TV portion of the UFC 130 card pulled in 1.3 million viewers and won the time slot for on basic cable for men 18 to 49.

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UFC 130 Spike TV Preliminary Fights Average 1.3 Million Viewers

According to Spike TV officials, UFC 130's preliminary fights pulled in a .9 household rating. Specifically, the hour-long show did a 1.03 in males 18 to 49 and 18 to 34. The average audience for the program was 1.3 million viewers.

Spike TV officials note that among basic cable networks, Spike ranked first among males 18 to 49. The program peaked with 1,499,000 in the final quarter hour of the program, meaning from 8:45 p.m. ET to 9:00 p.m. ET. The pay-per-view portion of the card begin at 9 p.m. ET.

The UFC 130 Spike TV preliminary card featured two fights. Middleweights Kendall Grove and Tim Boetsch competed first followed by a bantamweight fight between Miguel Torres and Demetrious Johnson.

Forecasting pay-per-view buyrates from these figures is difficult, but given the loss of the initial main event for UFC 130 as well as the low-level of casual fan enthusiasm for the card, these ratings numbers for the Spike portion of the card are respectable.

 

Here is the full list of UFC preliminary fight card ratings on Spike TV:

he full list of "UFC Prelims" broadcasts and ratings as compiled by MMAjunkie.com includes:

  • 1) UFC 126 (February 2011): 2 million viewers
  • 2) UFC 109 (February 2010): 1.7 million
  • 3) UFC 114 (May 2010): 1.6 million
  • 4) UFC 129 (April 2010): 1.5 million
  • 4) UFC 108 (January 2010): 1.5 million
  • 4) UFC 121 (October 2010): 1.5 million
  • 4) UFC 123 (November 2010): 1.5 million
  • 8) UFC 104 (October 2009): 1.4 million
  • 8) UFC 103 (September 2009): 1.4 million
  • 10) UFC 128 (March 2011): 1.3 million
  • 10) UFC 119 (September 2010): 1.3 million
  • 10) UFC 116 (July 2010): 1.3 million
  • 10) UFC 115 (June 2010): 1.3 million
  • 10) UFC 106 (November 2009): 1.3 million
  • 15) UFC 111 (March 2010): 1.2 million
  • 16) UFC 118 (August 2010): 1.1 million
  • 17) UFC 125 (January 2011): 829,000*
  • 18) UFC 127 (February 2011): 714,000*
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