10th Installment of 'TUF 12' Garners 1.8 Million Viewers

By Mike Whitman Nov 18, 2010
Episode 10 of Spike TV's “The Ultimate Fighter 12” held steady, matching last week's mark of 1.8 million viewers.

In fact, this week's stanza registered nearly identical numbers in both average viewership and the Nielsen ratings as well. Week 10 earned a 1.3 household rating, netting a 1.8 from males 18-49 and a 2.10 in the M18-34 demographic. The M18-49 demo was the only one to change this week, as it experienced a fractional increase from 1.79 to 1.8.

While the episode followed the typical blueprint of ratings increasing throughout the course of the hour and peaking in the last 15 minutes, the rating for the episode's final quarter hour was an exceptionally high 1.42.

The show finished with the last quarterfinal bout between Michael Johnson and Alex Caceres. Both members of Team GSP, Johnson and Caceres bickered for several weeks in the fighter house, inspiring coach St. Pierre to suggest the matchup.

The bout itself was an exciting one, with the elusive and lanky Caceres clashing with the straight-ahead power and wrestling skills of Johnson. In the end, Johnson proved to be too much for the younger fighter, as he scored multiple takedowns en route to a unanimous decision victory. Johnson will face Team Koscheck's Nam Phan in the semifinal.
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