The ratings for the last portion of programming for Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter season 13 (the lowest-rated season on record) are in. The Finale, which aired on Spike TV at 9 pm. ET and on tape delay on the West Coast, earned a 1.32 household rating. The show also pulled a 1.74 in males 18 to 49 and a 1.95 in makes 18 to 34. The average audience was 1.8 million viewers.
These numbers are, expectedly, down from season 12. Season 12's finale earned a 1.4 household rating and averaged 2 million viewers. That show peaked with 2.3 million viewers.
At The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale, lightweight Anthony Pettis lost a three-round decision to Clay Guida in the co-main event. In the main event, Anthony Ferguson of Team Lesnar defeated Ramsey Nijem from Team dos Santos to win the season and the reported six-figure contract.
For more on The Ultimate Fighter season 13 ratings, read Dave Meltzer's take on what ails the show and what's in store for its future.