"Ultimate Fight Night" No. 1 Saturday Night

By Josh Gross Aug 9, 2005
The debut of Spike TV's "Ultimate Fight Night" scored a 1.5 rating Saturday night, peaking at 2.8 during the final quarter hour, which featured the eight-bout card's main event between Nathan Marquardt (pictures) and Ivan Salaverry (pictures).

Over 2 million viewers tuned in during the prime time showing of UFC's first-ever free, live basic cable telecast. "Ultimate Fight Night" knocked out the competition, taking the number-one slot for all cable programming on Saturday night, outdrawing both an NFL pre-season game between the Indianapolis Colts and Atlanta Falcons and ESPN's X-Games.

Check out the official press release from SpikeTV HERE
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