UFC Fight 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 and Jake 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 March 26.

In addition to Ellenberger’s first-round technical knockout of Shields, the Spike TV broadcast saw Court McGee, Erik Koch and Alan Belcher notch respective victories over Dongi Yang, Jonathan Brookins and Jason MacDonald. Prior to the Spike telecast, eight preliminary contests were streamed live on Facebook.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC Fight Night 82 draws 7,422 for live gate of $1.435 million

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 views

LAS VEGAS – Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 82 event drew an announced attendance of 7,422 and a live gate of $1.435 million.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC on FOX 18 draws announced attendance of 10,555 for $818k live gate

  • 12 days ago
  • 0 views

Saturday’s UFC on FOX 18 event drew an announced attendance of 10,555 and a live gate of $818,000. UFC exec Dave Sholler announced the figures at the post-event press conference, which MMAjunkie atte read news >>

Tim Means pulled from UFC Fight Night 83 headliner after failed USADA test

  • 8 days ago
  • 12 views

UFC officials today announced that welterweight [autotag]Tim Means[/autotag] has been pulled from a planned UFC Fight Night 83 headliner with Donald Cerrone after being notified of a potential anti-d read news >>

Ben Rothwell Draws Junior dos Santos in UFC Zagreb Headliner

  • 4 days ago
  • 5 views

UFC today announced that No.5 heavyweight contender Ben Rothwell will take on No.6 heavyweight Junior dos Santos in the main event for the organisation’s debut event in Croatia. read news >>

Cain Velasquez Injured, Stipe Miocic Steps in to Face Fabricio Werdum at UFC 196

  • 18 days ago
  • 101 views

UFC officials announced on Sunday that the former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has been forced to withdraw from the UFC 196 title fight against titleholder Fabricio Werdum. read news >>

FOX Sports 2 to air 8th World MMA Awards on Feb. 12; fan voting ends tonight

  • 12 days ago
  • 4 views

Officials today announced FOX Sports 2 will air the 8th Annual World MMA Awards. Voting for the annual industry awards ends today.Filed under: Bellator, News, UFC, WSOF read news >>

UFC light heavyweight Abdul-Kerim Edilov fails USADA test before making octagon debut

  • 9 days ago
  • 25 views

UFC officials today announced that light heavyweight signee Abdul-Kerim Edilov has been notified of a potential anti-doping policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition test.Filed under: News read news >>

Champ Jedrzejczyk, Gadelha announced as 'TUF 23' coaches, rematch on July 8

  • 25 days ago
  • 5 views

For just the second time in the history of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series female coaches will take the helm for two teams of up-and-coming fighters.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 81 draws reported 12,022 fans for $1,300,000 gate

  • 25 days ago
  • 5 views

BOSTON – Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 81 event at Boston’s TD Garden drew an announced attendance of 12,022 fans and a live gate of $1,300,00.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 81 Fighter Bonuses: Title Fight Lives Up to Expectations

  • 25 days ago
  • 6 views

Following Sunday night's UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston, UFC officials handed out the usual post-fight awards, which are each accompanied by a $50,000 bonus. read news >>