Spike TV’s live, two-hour telecast of “UFC’s Ultimate Fight Night(TM) Live,” drew more than two million viewers (2+). The special, which was telecast on Monday, January 16 (10:00 PM – 12:00 Midnight/ET), garnered a 2.7/683,000 in Men 18-34 (10:00 PM – 12:00 Midnight), surpassing TNT’s Heat vs. Lakers matchup (10:45 PM – 1:30 AM), which drew a 2.6 /672,000.
In addition “UFC’s Ultimate Fight Night(TM) Live” ranked #1 with M 18-24 (2.3/249,000) compared to Monday night’s primetime programming on ABC and NBC, as well as CBS’s Comedy Block.
The Spike TV telecast featured an impressive first round victory for light heavyweight and “The Ultimate Fighter(TM)” Season 1 finalist Stephan Bonnar over James Irvin. Heavyweight contender Tim Sylvia won a 3-round decision over Assuerio Silva in the main event.
Overall, Spike TV’s presentation of “UFC’s Ultimate Fight Night(TM) Live,” delivered a 1.7 HH/1.6 million and in Men 18-49 2.0/ 1 million. Its next Fight Night Live special will telecast Thursday, April 6.
Spike TV is available in more than 89 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA) , MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.