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Thursday, 09/22/2011, 06:16 pm

“The Ultimate Fighter 14” Debut On Spike Earns 1.5Million Viewers

Last night’s season 14 debut of the UFC’s “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show pulled in respectable numbers in-line with the show’s history of garnering its key demographic.

The show earned a 1.1 household rating and averaged 1.5 million viewers, during the course of the two-hour episode.

Spike TV officials confirmed the stats earlier today.

The two-hour premier broadcast was the number one rated cable program in the timeslot among men 18-49 and 18-34 and was also reported as the number 2 program all day among men 18-49.

The 14th season of “The Ultimate Fighter” features a middleweight coaching staff in the form of Jason “Mayhem” Miller and Michael Bisping as well as some of the best undiscovered featherweight and bantamweight fighters on the planet.

Last night’s episode featured the first 16 bouts and with 16 losers sent home, the 16 winners on the night were given passes into the house to be a part of the season 14 cast.

Spike TV began airing the UFC’s reality series in 2005 and after many successful seasons, the 14th is the last and final installment on the network. UFC officials have now opted to join forces with FOX for 2012 and the next seven-years to follow.

To check out the full episode from last night CLICK HERE.


7 Responses to ““The Ultimate Fighter 14” Debut On Spike Earns 1.5Million Viewers”

  1. Ekahi says:

    Looks to be an exciting season.

  2. fif son says:

    the fights were sick

    • Xaninho says:

      True the fighters are all top notch. Mayhem made a good comment by saying he felt like he would have bought a ticket to see these fights. Except that one skinny guy that got knocked out within 15 seconds, all of these guys would look good in any UFC event.

  3. jacob lee says:

    No matter how cocky my boy miller is, somehowthey gonna make bisping look like a total jerk. hopefully there is some water squirting going on

  4. Dana Black says:

    Spike is gonna miss the UFC once its gone, try and get those ratings with Auction Hunters and 1000 ways to die….haha fat chance!

  5. Joe says:

    UFc will hire most of these guys…

  6. Fortyb4five says:

    That Japanese dude def. won that fight.

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