UFC 115 Prelims: Spike TV Ratings Recap

Ken BeckettCorrespondent IJune 15, 2010

In a report released by Spike TV on Tuesday, the UFC 115 prelims broadcast which aired Saturday night averaged 1.3 million viewers.

The 1.3 million viewers makes the UFC 115 prelims show the sixth ranked prelim show, just behind UFC 103 in September, 2009.

Saturday's broadcast from Vancouver, BC, featured fights between Tyson Griffin and Evan Dunham, as well as a controversial stoppage in the Mac Danzig vs. Matt Wiman fight. The card also featured two Canadian fighters, David Loiseau and Claude Patrick. Patrick picked up a win, while Loiseau lost his fight via TKO to Mario Miranda and will likely be cut by the UFC.

The ratings for the UFC 115 prelims peaked at 1.5 million viewers during the last 15 minutes when the Tyson Griffin vs. Evan Dunham fight was being aired.

Overall, the broadcast scored a 0.9 household rating, as well as a 1.4 rating among men in the 18-49 demographic.

The most watched prelims broadcast in history was UFC 107's prelim show, which averaged 1.7 million viewers in February of this year.

The next free UFC event to air on Spike TV will be this Saturday as "The Ultimate Fighter 11" finale, featuring a fight between Kris McCray and Court McGee for a six-figure UFC contract goes live at 9pm. That event can also be seen on Rogers Sportsnet in Canada.

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