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UFC 137 Spike Prelims Special Ties Second-Worst Rating Ever

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Despite a solid two-fight card for Spike's UFC 137 prelims show, the ratings were not good. The show tied for the second-worst rating of the 24 episodes aired over the last two years, drawing just 1.1 million viewers and a 0.8 rating overall. It drew a 0.89 rating in males 18-49 and 0.85 rating in males 18-49. Spike isn't even trumpeting the usual spiel about it winning it's time slot in their main demographics.

That cannot be seen as remotely good for anyone involved, and is likely an indicator of a bad buyrate for the UFC 137 pay-per-view. This also comes on the heels of the worst Spike prelims rating ever for their UFC 136 show, which drew an average of just one million viewers.

Spike will air just three more prelims shows before the UFC's broadcast deal with Fox kicks in and the shows move over to FX in January 2012. The next episode is scheduled to air before UFC 139 pay-per-view on November 19th. The two scheduled fights see Ryan Bader facing Jason Brilz, and Tom Lawlor taking on Chris Weidman.

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Post #1   11/1/11 8:20:11PM   

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Halloween parties and what not going on Saturday evening....bound to happen. The peeps who didn't watch missed out on two great finishes....The Vera fight was zzzzzzz.

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^ that plus i dont recall seeing much promo action on Spike. on Sportsnet, every other commercial break aired a prelim ad (where we Canadians dont need to tune into Spike)...that may also be a factor.

does Spike even have an HD channel? i watched them on Sportsnet HD

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Posted by Bubbles

^ that plus i dont recall seeing much promo action on Spike. on Sportsnet, every other commercial break aired a prelim ad (where we Canadians dont need to tune into Spike)...that may also be a factor.

does Spike even have an HD channel? i watched them on Sportsnet HD



Spike's HD is quite good.

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Posted by Bubbles

^ that plus i dont recall seeing much promo action on Spike. on Sportsnet, every other commercial break aired a prelim ad (where we Canadians dont need to tune into Spike)...that may also be a factor.

does Spike even have an HD channel? i watched them on Sportsnet HD



Sportsnet is awesome. They show UK ppvs live as well.

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Halloween weekend did not help!!
Great fights on paper for second pay per view in a row

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start the fights at 7:00 not 6:00 and you will have better ratings

Post #7   11/4/11 1:35:09PM