by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com
The fight between Georges St-Pierre and Dan Hardy may not be looked at by most as the same sort of super fight that St-Pierre vs. B.J. Penn was at UFC 94, but it sure is drawing the interest of Spike TV viewers.
Spike TV’s telecast of “UFC Primetime” on Wednesday night, which features behind the scenes build up to the UFC 111 bout between St-Pierre and Hardy, debuted to 1 million total viewers according to network officials. That’s a bigger number than any of the three episodes of “UFC Primetime” featuring St-Pierre and Penn.
The three episodes of “UFC Primetime” featuring St-Pierre vs. Penn averaged 789,000 viewers per episode. The highest draw of St-Pierre vs. Penn was the initial episode that averaged 880,000 viewers.
“UFC Primetime” featuring St-Pierre and Hardy continues for the next two weeks on Wednesday nights leading up to the fight.