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The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 12 Finale averages 2 million viewers, peaks with 2.3 rating on Spike TV


Last Saturday night's (Dec. 4) Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 12 Finale drew an average of two million viewers for the live Spike TV broadcast from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to USA Today, the conclusion to the network reality series garnered an overall household rating of 1.4 with a 2.3 rating among men 18-34 and a 1.9 among men 18-49.

By comparison, the Strikeforce: "Henderson vs. Babalu" event, which began overlapping the UFC broadcast at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime, drew 341,000 viewers (peaking at 465,000) with an 0.81 and 0.9 in the key 18-34 and 18-49 demographics, respectively.

It should also be noted that Spike TV hits approximately 98 million homes while Showtime, a subscription cable service, has 18 million subscribers.

TUF 12 Finale's ratings were in line with Season 11, which also drew an average of 2 million viewers.

For complete TUF 12 Finale results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here and here.

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