The UFC’s last event on Spike TV, this past weekend’s ‘TUF 14 Finale’ drew some pretty solid numbers with an average of 2.5 million tuning in to watch the season’s conclusion.
Figures released by Spike show that the broadcast also peaked with 3.5 million viewers during the main event and scored an overall 1.7 household rating, making it the most watch ad-supported cable program of the day for both 18-34 and 18-49 year-old males.
The numbers are the best the channel has experienced for a TUF finale since the conclusion of Season 10 which featured an appearance by Kimbo Slice. They also comfortably outperform those seen for TUF 13 earlier this year, with only 1.8 million tuning in to the event on that occasion.
It’s likely that the UFC’s decision to include season coaches Michael Bisping and Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller’s fight on the broadcast rather than leave it for a future pay-per-view broadcast as has often been the case in the past, may well have played a big role in the overall audience numbers this time around.