Spike TV: UFC 134 Prelims Earn 1.3 Million Viewers

By Mike Whitman Aug 30, 2011
Spike TV’s broadcast of the UFC 134 “Silva vs. Okami” prelims netted an average of 1.3 million viewers Saturday night.

A Spike TV representative informed Sherdog.com of the viewership figures Tuesday, also revealing that the hour-long “Prelims Live” special earned a 0.9 household rating and ratings of 1.02 and 1.23 in the Male 18-49 and M18-34 demographics, respectively. According to Spike TV, “Prelims Live” was the No. 1-ranked cable program on Saturday among men aged 18-49.

The network also announced that, due to the prevalence of power failure on the east coast caused by Hurricane Irene, Spike TV will re-air the broadcast on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 8 p.m ET. The replay will be preceded by an Anderson Silva-themed “UFC Unleashed” marathon beginning at 3 p.m. ET.

Headlined by a middleweight title clash between Silva and Yushin Okami, UFC 134 emanated from HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Spike TV broadcast immediately preceded the promotion’s pay-per-view offering and featured a middleweight clash between Rousimar Palhares and Dan Miller, as well as a lightweight contest between Thiago Tavares and Spencer Fisher.

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