Spike: ‘TUF 13’ Finale Scores 1.8M Viewers

By Mike Whitman Jun 7, 2011
Spike TV’s live airing of “The Ultimate Fighter 13” Finale drew an average of 1.8 million viewers, according to numbers released Tuesday to Sherdog.com by Spike officials.

The finale’s average viewership marks an increase over the season’s normal numbers, which peaked with 1.5 million viewers during both the season premiere and episode five. The two-hour June 4 live broadcast also netted a household rating of 1.32, while posting respective ratings of 1.74 and 1.95 in the Males 18-49 and M18-34 advertising demographics.

Headlined by a welterweight clash between 13th-season finalists Tony Ferguson and Ramsey Nijem, the event emanated from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Ferguson was crowned the winner of the season when he knocked Nijem out with a picture-perfect left hook in the first round.

Also featured on the card was a pivotal lightweight scrap pitting Anthony Pettis against Clay Guida. The “Carpenter” walked away with a unanimous decision over Pettis in the co-main event by scoring takedowns and controlling top position.
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