UFC 95 ratings on Spike TV peak with 3 million viewers
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) captured more fantastic ratings for its latest Spike TV special, delivering “more young men aged 18-34 (634,000) and 18-49 (1,244,000) than anything else on television” on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 9 p.m. to midnight.
In fact, UFC 95: “Sanchez vs. Stevenson” from The O2 Arena in London, England, averaged more than 2 million viewers and peaked with 3 million during the main event. It was good enough for the tape-delayed broadcast to outshine the NCAA collegiate basketball match up between Oklahoma and Texas on ESPN.
Not too shabby.
UFC 95 featured a 10-fight card that was headlined by The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) inaugural season winner Diego Sanchez against the man who took the crown the series after, Joe Stevenson. Two important middleweight weight match ups were also showcased — Nate Marquardt toppled Wilson Gouveia and Demian Maia outclassed Chael Sonnen.
All in all it was a great night of fights — a record nine of which made the three-hour broadcast.