September 28, 2010

Spike TV on Tuesday released the ratings for Saturday night’s UFC 119 prelims show on the network, which averaged 1.3 million viewers for the broadcast.

The prelims over time have averaged around 1.4 million viewers, and UFC 119 fell just short of that number, but produced a higher amount of viewers that the UFC 118 prelims that peaked at 1.1 million.

The prelims on Saturday featured former “Ultimate Fighter” competitor Matt Mitrione taking on Joey Beltran, which earned the heavyweights a “Fight of the Night” bonus, as well as C.B. Dollaway’s “Submission of the Night” win over Joe Doerksen.

The show featured a 1.3 rating among males 18-34, and a 1.2 rating for males 18-49.

Past results for preliminary bouts on Spike TV:
-UFC 118: 1.1 million viewers
-UFC 116: 1.3 million viewers
-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)