- UFC 116 PRELIMS DRAW 1.3 MILLION ON SPIKE TV

July 7, 2010
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by MMAWeekly.com Staff
Spike TV on Wednesday released the ratings for Saturday night’s telecast of “UFC 116 Prelims Live.” The show drew an audience of 1.3 million viewers, slightly lower than the 1.5 million viewers “UFC 115 Prelims Live” averaged on June 12.

Brendan Schaub, already a Spike TV regular from his stint on the tenth season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” capped the telecast with a one-minute TKO finish of Brock Lesnar training partner Chris Tuchscherer. Ricardo Romero made a comeback of sorts to submit Seth Petruzelli via armbar in the opening bout of the telecast.

“UFC 116 Prelims Live” launched into the pay-per-view portion of UFC 116, featuring Brock Lesnar defeating Shane Carwin in the main event.

Past results for preliminary bouts on Spike TV:
-UFC 115: 1.5 million viewers
-UFC 114: 1.6 million viewers
-UFC 111: 1.2 million viewers
-UFC 109: 1.7 million viewers
-UFC 108: 1.5 million viewers
-UFC 106: 1.3 million viewers
-UFC 104: 1.4 million viewers
-UFC 103: 1.4 million viewers

(All totals according to Spike TV officials.)

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