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


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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.”

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