by MMAWeekly.com Staff
Spike TV on Thursday revealed ratings information for the latest episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights, and the news is good.
The series was number one (tied this week with South Park) with the key demographic of Men 18-34 for the fifth consecutive week. Episode 5 drew 963,000 viewers in the demographic.
Overall, the episode attracted an average of 2.8 million viewers for the second consecutive week, a very strong number for the series.
Much of the ratings bonanza has been due to the addition of Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson. The season opened with an average of 4.1 million viewers, and has thus far peaked at a network record 5.3 million viewers during week three, when Kimbo fought series favorite Roy Nelson.