UFC 136 Prelim Special On Spike Draws Smallest Television Audience In Shows History

October 11, 2011 11:05 am by Pedro Carrasco

This past Saturday was not a good night for Mixed Martial Arts TV Ratings.

As we previously reported, Bellator drew their smallest audience this past Saturday and with confirmation from Spike TV officials, so did the UFC 136 Prelims special.

The one-hour special which aired in the lead up to the UFC 136 pay-per-view card brought in a series low 0.8 household rating with just 1 million viewers tuning in to see Pettis vs. Stephens and Maia vs. Santiago. The live broadcast opened up with 920,000 viewers and concluded with only 1,043,000.

UFC 136 took place Saturday, October 8 from the Toyota Center in Houston Texas. The pay-per-view event featured a main event for the UFC’s lightweight title in a trilogy fight between champion Frankie Edgar and Challenger Gray Maynard that saw Edgar knockout his opponent in the fourth round. In the co-main event, Jose Aldo was able to outpoint Kenny Florian after five-rounds of action to win a unanimous decision victory.

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