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Wednesday’s UFC TV ratings are in


Spike TV issued a press release Friday afternoon to announce the ratings for UFC-related programming that aired on Wednesday night.

The one-hour premiere for the seventh-season of “The Ultimate Fighter” averaged a household rating of 1.3 and had an audience average of 1.7 million viewers. That’s only slightly above the final average for 2006, but where TUF cleaned up was in the male 18-34 demographic, as the premiere of TUF 7 averaged a 2.21 in the highly-coveted demo.

Preceding the TUF 7 premiere was the three-hour live fight telecast of UFC Fight Night 13, which garnered an average household rating of 1.1 and 1.3 million viewers. In the male 18-34 demographic the show averaged a 1.56.

UFN 13 peaked during the main event featuring Kenny Florian vs. Joe Lauzon, with 1.8 million viewers tuning in.

In other UFC-related ratings news, the series premiere of “DEA” earned a 1.0 household rating. The show was up 227% from where the same time slot was a year ago.