"UFC Ultimate 100: Greatest Fights" averages 1.3 million viewers, ****** vs. ****** No. 1

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SmileR
7/14/09 2:47:36PM
The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Spike TV's recent special, "UFC Ultimate 100: Greatest Fights" special, a weeklong series that aired the week of UFC 100, was a "ratings hit," according to today's release from Spike TV.

The five-part series, which debuted on July 5, averaged 1.3 million viewers for a 1.0 household rating, according to the release.

As part of the special, fans were able to select from nearly 200 of the top fights in the UFC's 16-year history, including bouts from traditional pay-per-view events, the UFC Fight Night event series, and past editions of The Ultimate Finale.

The No. 1 fight was the epic 2005 finale of "The Ultimate Fighter 1," when Forrest Griffin topped Stephan Bonnar via unanimous decision. (UFC officials have long called it the most important bout in the UFC's fight to bring the sport mainstream.)

The series drew solid numbers in key demographics. Among men 18-34, the series averaged a 1.3 rating. Among men 25-34, the series did a 1.4 rating.

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