Spike TV’s “UFC 131 Prelims Live” special earned an average of 1.6 million viewers with its live broadcast Saturday night, according to numbers released Tuesday by the cable channel.

The hour-long special, which immediately preceded the pay-per-view event, also earned a 1.0 household rating, and scores of 1.34 and 1.3 in the Male 18-34 and M18-49 demographics, respectively. According to Spike, the “Prelims Live” broadcast ranked No. 1 in both of the aforementioned male demographics for its time slot.

The broadcast featured two preliminary contests from Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, as Chris Weidman choked out Jesse Bongfeldt before Sam Stout blasted Yves Edwards into unconsciousness. The ratings for the broadcast steadily climbed for the special’s duration, peaking during the show’s final 15 minutes with 1.76 million viewers.

UFC 131 was headlined by a one-sided heavyweight tilt that saw Junior dos Santos batter Shane Carwin en route to a unanimous decision, while the co-main event featured the successful featherweight debut of Kenny Florian, who outpointed Diego Nunes. Both Dos Santos and Florian are now expected to receive title shots at respective divisional champions Cain Velasquez and Jose Aldo.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Manny Pacquiao Makes Triumphant Return to the Ring | FIGHTLAND

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

Filipino spectators watch a live broadcast of Filipino Senator and boxer Manny Pacquiao versus US boxer Jessie Vargas (Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA) There weren’t many people out there who believed read news >>

UFC 205 draws 20,427 fans in New York City debut, smashes gate record with $17.7 million

  • 23 days ago
  • 10 views

NEW YORK – Saturday’s UFC 205 event drew an announced attendance of 20,427 and a live gate of $17.7, which shattered the UFC’s previous live gate record and set a new venue record for Madison Square read news >>

Brown Bears vs Rhode Island Rams NCAABK Live Stream Basketball Network Video Game Broadcast Coverage Week-10 Score, Radi

  • 19 days ago
  • 8 views

I think, you are suffering internet for get your favorite teams match Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks vs Indiana Hoosiers live College Basketball tournament streaming TV link directly on your... read news >>

Conor McGregor Says He Wants $100M to Fight Floyd Mayweather

  • 19 days ago
  • 36 views

Conor McGregor is demanding a $100 million payday to box Floyd Mayweather Jr. and has said the retired 49-0 veteran is "afraid of a real fight" as the pair continue their war of words. TMZ Sports cap read news >>

UFC Fight Night 101 draws announced sell-out of 13,721 for $2.2 million AUD live gate

  • 9 days ago
  • 15 views

MELBOURNE, Australia – Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 101 event drew an announced attendance of 13,721 for a live gate of $2.2 million AUD.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Is the UFC really worth $450 million a year in TV rights fees?

  • 7 days ago
  • 20 views

The UFC’s new owners are looking to nearly quadruple the annual media rights fees the UFC currently gets from FOX Sports, according to a new report. With ratings on FOX that are roughly one-tenth of read news >>

Hall, Font among big winners at TUF prelims

  • 3 days ago
  • 3 views

Ryan Hall and Rob Font were among the big winners during The Ultimate Fighter season 24 finale at The Palms in Las Vegas. Others who celebrated wins include "Maestro" Dong Hyun Kim, Jamie Moyle, Anth read news >>

TUF 24 Finale Fighter Salaries: Demetrious Johnson Nearing Half-a-Million Mark | MMAWeekly.com

  • 15 hours ago
  • 20 views

Not surprisingly, Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson topped the TUF 24 Finale fighter salaries. read news >>