UFC 138 TV Ratings Match Past Tape Delays

The UFC 138: Leben vs. Munoz TV ratings are in. The fight card, which emanated from England, drew an average audience of 1.8 million viewers, according to Spike TV officials.

That was a solid enough number to place the UFC 138 tape-delayed broadcast at No. 1 in the key demographics of Men 18-49 and Men 18-34 in the 8-11 p.m. time period among Basic Cable Networks.

The UFC’s last trip to England, which was also tape-delayed, was UFC 120 in October of 2010. UFC 120 drew an average audience of 1.9 million.

The promotion’s last numbered event to air on Spike TV was the UFC 122. The tape-delayed broadcast from Germany drew 2.2 million viewers.

UFC 138, which featured Top 10 middleweight Mark Munoz scoring a doctor’s stoppage victory over Chris Leben, marks the next to last live UFC event on Spike TV. The UFC and Spike are parting ways at the end of 2011. The promotion begins a seven-year television partnership with Fox in January. The final live UFC event on Spike will be the Dec. 3 Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale.

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