UFC 135 ‘Prelims Live’ Nets 1.6 Million Viewers on Spike TV


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit
Spike TV’s UFC 135 “Prelims Live” broadcast netted an average of 1.6 million viewers on Saturday night, network officials announced Tuesday.

The hour-long live special featured two bouts and immediately preceded the promotion’s pay-per-view telecast. The first televised prelim saw Tim Boetsch continue his winning ways at middleweight, as “The Barbarian” outpointed previously undefeated Nick Ring on all three judges’ scorecards. In the second Spike bout, Tony Ferguson did not allow his scrap with Aaron Riley to go the distance, as “El Cucuy” stopped the veteran via first-round technical knockout.

The broadcast earned a 1.1 household rating, as well as ratings of 1.4 and 1.7 in the Male 18-49 and M18-34 demographics, respectively. The show peaked during its second quarter-hour, attracting over 1.73 million viewers. The telecast was also the highest-rated program in its time slot in each of the aforementioned male demographics.

Headlined by a light heavyweight title confrontation between Jon Jones and Quinton Jackson, UFC 135 marked the promotion’s first trip to Denver since 1995. Emanating from the Pepsi Center, the event showcased Jones’ dominant first title defense, as “Bones” cruised to a fourth-round submission victory over “Rampage.”

view original article >>

Related News

  • 19 days ago
  • 19 views

LAS VEGAS – Saturday night’s UFC 175 event drew an announced attendance of 10,088 and a live gate of $4.4 million.Filed under: News, UFC more

  • 14 days ago
  • 24 views

FOX Sports 1 celebrated the July 4th holiday weekend as never before with Red, White & Fight Week, a massive dose of UFC programming, highlighted by the UFC 175 Prelims and The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 Finale. more

  • 8 days ago
  • 60 views

Follow all the live action from the preliminary card for tonight's UFC show from Atlantic City right here on Bloody Elbow. Join us tonight on Bloody Elbow for live results, play by play and discussion for the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night 45: Cerrone vs. Miller from Atlantic City, New Jersey. The main card is anchored by a lightweight duplex consisting of Donald Cerrone vs. Jim Miller in the headliner and Edson Barboza vs. Evan Dunham in the co-main. Preceding the six-fight main card on Fo more

  • 5 days ago
  • 293 views

Get all the live fight results and play by play for today's mid-day face punching event as Conor McGregor meets Diego Brandao in Dublin, Ireland. The UFC storms Ireland for UFC Fight Night: Dublin today, a ten-fight ensemble that airs on UFC Fight Pass with a noon-thirty ET start time. Surging European prospects carry the top-end of the lineup as featherweight Conor McGregor meets Diego Brandao in the headliner and Gunnar Nelson draws improving welterweight Zak Cummings in the co-main. Before th more

  • 29 days ago
  • 72 views

There are far bigger, more relevant fighters to main event a mixed martial arts card than James Te Huna and Nate "The Great" Marquardt. However, when it comes to sheer desperation, Te Huna and Marquardt should have plenty. Both men are on a losing streak and can ill-afford another loss. That dynamic could make the feature bout of UFC Fight Night 43 in New Zealand a smashing affair. This card will be exclusively broadcast Saturday, June 28, on UFC Fight Pass. Click here for details. UFC Fight Nig more

  • 28 days ago
  • 73 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to FOX Sports 1 this weekend (Sat., June 28, 2014) with UFC Fight Night 44: "Swanson vs. Stephens" from inside AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Get complete, official results and real-time fight coverage starting at 7:30 p.m. ET below. Mixed martial arts (MMA) doubleheader, part two! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back on FOX Sports 1 this Saturday night (June 28, 2014) for UFC Fight Night 44: "Swanson vs. Stephens," which takes place insid more

  • 29 days ago
  • 10 views

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – UFC Fight Night 43 fighter weigh-ins take place tonight, and you can catch a live video stream of the proceedings here on MMAjunkie at midnight ET (9 p.m. PT).Filed under: News, UFC, Videos more

  • 29 days ago
  • 18 views

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting live from tonight’s UFC Fight Night 43 fighter weigh-ins. Get the results inside.Filed under: News, UFC more

  • 28 days ago
  • 11 views

Tune in Thursday, June 19, at 6 p.m. EST, for Knockout Radio LIVE with UFC 175 fighter Marcus Brimage and Ultimate Fighter 19 fight winner Cory Anderson, plus Norbert Hudak and Jonathan Borchetta. more