Night 25 netted an average of 1.8 million viewers on Saturday
night, Spike TV officials announced Tuesday.
The promotion’s first trip to Louisiana since 2002, the event’s
main draw aired live on Spike, ranking first and second in its time
slot in the Male 18-34 and M18-49 demographics with ratings of 1.6
in both categories. Headlined by a pivotal welterweight
confrontation between Jake Shields
Ellenberger, the show posted a 1.2 household rating.
Emanating from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New
Orleans, the event posted a 1.2 household rating with its two-hour
broadcast. The show peaked during its fourth quarter-hour,
attracting roughly 1.95 million viewers.
Viewership dipped slightly for Fight Night 25 when compared to
previous events this year, as Fight Nights 23 and 24 earned
respective averages of 1.85 and 2.2 million viewers on Jan. 22 and
In addition to Ellenberger’s first-round technical knockout of
Shields, the Spike TV broadcast saw Court McGee,
Koch and Alan
Belcher notch respective victories over Dongi Yang,
Brookins and Jason
MacDonald. Prior to the Spike telecast, eight preliminary
contests were streamed live on Facebook.