Spike TV and the UFC jointly issued a press release this afternoon to announced the official ratings for The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale which aired Saturday from 9pm to midnight on Spike.
Here’s an excerpt from the announcement:
Spike TV’s live telecast of “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs. Team Serra” finale on Saturday, December 8 (9:00-12:12am) drew 2.5 million viewers and reached more men in the hard-to-reach demographics of 18-34, 18-49, and 25-34 than anything else on television (broadcast or cable) in its timeslot. The telecast peaked with an impressive 2.9 million viewers at 11:30pm despite head-to-head competition from the Mayweather-Hatton pay-per-view boxing event.
Based on the ratings, more young men preferred the epic battle between UFC fighters Roger Huerta and Clay Guida to Russell Crowe’s epic battles in “Gladiator” on TNT or the incredible athleticism of “The Ultimate Fighter” victor Mac Danzig to Keanu Reeves as Neo in the “Matrix” on A&E on Saturday night.
Overall, the three-hour Spike TV telecast drew a 1.8 HH (1.7 million) rating with a 2.7 rating (769,000) rating with Men 18-34, a 2.8 rating (471,000) with Men 25-34, and a 2.2 rating (1.2 million) with Men 18-49 and 2.5 million viewers.
The show drew more men in the key 18-34, 18-49, and 25-34 demographics than anything else on television in the same timeslot.
For our coverage of the event check out the Ultimate Fighter 6 archives.