UFC 133 ‘Prelims Live’ Draws 1.4 Million Viewers on Spike

By Mike Whitman Aug 9, 2011
Spike TV’s UFC 133 “Prelims Live” special netted an average of 1.4 million viewers for its hour-long broadcast on Saturday night.

Network officials informed Sherdog.com of the viewership numbers Tuesday, also making note that the telecast earned a 1.0 household rating.

Additionally, the undercard special posted ratings of 1.13 and 0.9 in the Male 18-34 and M18-49 demographics, respectively. The broadcast peaked during its third quarter-hour with 1.43 million viewers and was the No. 1 ranked program in the two aforementioned male demographics.

Two preliminary contests were featured during the telecast on Saturday night: featherweight contender Chad Mendes cruised to a one-sided unanimous decision over Rani Yahya, while Alexander Gustafsson (Pictured) earned an impressive second-round knockout over Matt Hamill. “Prelims Live” aired one hour prior to the event’s pay-per-view broadcast, which saw Rashad Evans earn a technical knockout over Tito Ortiz in the main event.

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