Sam Stout and Yves Edwards at UFC 131

Sam Stout KO's Yves Edwards at UFC 131.

The UFC 131 Prelims on Spike TV on Saturday night pulled in a strong viewership for the basic cable network. The event averaged 1.6 million viewers over the course of the one-hour telecast.

Sam Stout knocked Yves Edwards out cold with a brutal right hand in the main fight on Spike, while Chris Weidman choked out Jesse Bongfeldt. Both were first-round finishes, making for a couple of exciting, fan friendly bouts.

The 1.6 million average viewership marks the highest average for the series on Spike TV since UFC 126 on Super Bowl weekend. The UFC 126 Prelims drew an average audience of 2.0 million viewers.

The series has done well for the network averaging 1.45 million viewers per episode over the course of 17 telecasts in just under two years.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC 200 Prelim TV Ratings Peak at 2 Million-Plus Viewers for Zingano vs. Pena

  • 18 days ago
  • 19 views

The UFC 200 Prelims on FOX Sports 1 delivered massive ratings on Saturday night with Julianna Pena vs. Cat Zingano peaking at more than 2 million viewers. read news >>

Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia Shifted from UFC 202 to UFC on FOX 21 Main Event

  • 11 days ago
  • 48 views

The UFC on Tuesday pulled a welterweight match-up between Carlos Condit and Demian Maia from the UFC 202 fight card, making it the UFC on FOX 21 main event. read news >>

Emil Meek Pulled from UFC Debut Due to Possible Anti-Doping Conflict

  • 10 days ago
  • 45 views

Emil Meek has been pulled from his UFC debut due to a potential conflict with the UFC's Anti-Doping Policy. read news >>

UFC on FOX 20 Fighter Pulled from Saturday’s Card Over Potential USADA Conflict

  • 9 days ago
  • 5 views

UFC fighter George Sullivan has been pulled from Saturday's UFC on FOX 20 fight card due to a potential compliance issue with the UFC Anti-Doping Policy. read news >>

UFC on FOX 20’s George Sullivan ‘Shocked’ He Was Pulled from Fight Card

  • 8 days ago
  • 20 views

While George Sullivan was pulled from UFC on FOX 20 due to supplements he voluntarily revealed, he was shocked that they resulted in him not fighting. read news >>

Bellator 159: Caldwell vs. Taimanglo Prelims LIVE Stream at 6:45 pm ET on MMAWeekly.com

  • 8 days ago
  • 16 views

Watch the Bellator 159: Caldwell vs. Taimanglo preliminary bouts LIVE STREAM on MMAWeekly.com on Friday at 6:45 p.m. ET. read news >>

Bellator 159 Results: Winners, Scorecards from Caldwell vs. Taimanglo Card

  • 8 days ago
  • 27 views

"Baby" Joe Taimanglo has pulled the latest major upset in MMA. On Friday night in Mulvane, Kansas, the Guamanian knocked off Darrion Caldwell in the main event of Bellator 159 with a stunning third-r read news >>

Bellator 159 Results: Winners, Scorecards from Caldwell vs. Taimanglo Card

  • 8 days ago
  • 2 views

"Baby" Joe Taimanglo has pulled off the latest major upset in MMA. On Friday night in Mulvane, Kansas, the Guamanian knocked off Darrion Caldwell in the Bellator 159 main event with a stunning third- read news >>

Watch the UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko Post-Fight Press Conference Live Following the Event

  • 7 days ago
  • 9 views

Watch the post-fight press conference for UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko streaming live from Chicago shortly following tonight's main event. read news >>

UFC on FOX 20 TV Ratings Peak with 4.687 Million Viewers for Main Event

  • 3 days ago
  • 11 views

UFC on FOX 20 sent FOX's tv ratings for UFC events through the roof, peaking with 4.687 million viewers for Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko. read news >>