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TUF 6 Finale peaks with 2.9 million viewers during Guida vs. Huerta

Spike TV issued a press release on Tuesday afternoon to call attention to the ratings for Saturday’s telecast of the live season finale for the sixth season on The Ultimate Fighter.

And the ratings are solid.

The average rating for the three hour telecast was a 1.8 (1.7 million viewers) with a 2.7 rating (769,000) with males between the ages of 18-34, a 2.8 rating (471,00) with males between the ages of 25-34, and a 2.2 rating (1.2 million) with males between the ages of 18-49.

Spike is touting in the release that the telecast “delivered” a total of 2.5 million viewers.

It’s interesting to note that the telecast peaked at 11:30 p.m. ET during the main event between Roger Huerta and Clay Guida with a total of 2.9 million viewers.  That’s pretty impressive when you consider that the Floyd Mayweather vs. Ricky Hatton PPV had already started by that time and that there was stiff competition on basic cable at that time with A&E showing “The Matrix” and TNT airing “Gladiator.”

Based on these results, I don’t think the UFC will ever hesitate to go head-to-head with boxing no matter how big the main event is.

  • Kelvin says:

    Good for MMA.

  • Evan says:

    Agreed Kevin.

    Unlike that Rio crap thats all over the place now.

  • Jersey Tomato says:

    Do we have any idea how many PPV buys there were for the Mayweather-Hatton fight???

  • Brent says:

    “Unlike that Rio crap thats all over the place now.”

    That reminds me – the free webcast of RioHeroes 13 is tonight – can’t wait!

  • RioHeroes – Good mid-week entertainment with some actual decent fighters that you’ll probably see in Fury FC or Jungle Fight eventually.

    Too much hate going around over it.

  • Dizzle says:

    how many people tuned in for the boxing match? Seriously I dont know anyone who payed to watch the boxing matches that night, and when I was at the sport bar there was a WAY bigger crowd around the UFC TV’s than the boxing TV…They actually only had 1 TV for boxing and 5 TV for UFC.

  • The Mayweather-Hatton ring entrances were underway when Huerta-Guida was taking place, but the actual opening bell for Mayweather-Hatton did not take place until 11:50 PM Eastern Time, which is also the same minute that Huerta-Guida ended. You can verify this by the fact that Matt Hughes is seen on the Spike TV broadcast pulling up a chair to watch the beginning of the Mayweather-Hatton fight (with referee Joe Cortez giving Mayweather and Hatton final instructions) just after Huerta-Guida ended.

  • Jay K. says:

    Your write up over at was Awesome!!!

    Thank you Sam!!

    I too couldn’t count how many times I thought the Guida Huerta fight was over!!

    Same thing with J-Roc and War Machine, both were FIGHT OF THE NIGHT material!!!

    Jay K.

  • Dizzle says:

    yea, I seen Hughes pulling up his chair during the fight Ivan.

    But I want to see the results from the boxing.


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