Wednesday’s premiere of UFC Primetime on Spike TV was watched by a total of 1,494,000 viewers, according to a press statement released by officials at the Viacom-owned network.
Serving as part one of a three-part documentary series chronicling the buildup to Georges St. Pierre and B.J. Penn’s headlining fight at UFC 94 on Jan. 31, the 10 p.m. ET show of UFC Primetime garnered a 0.73 household rating, which was good for an average audience of 880,000 viewers. The show did a 0.84 with males between the ages of 18-49; a 0.55 among people between the ages of 18-49, and an 0.83 with males between the ages of 18-34.
Compared to the prior four weeks in the same time slot, “Primetime” gave Spike an increase across the board. With males between the ages of 18-49, the show was up 29%. The show did a whopping 80% increase with males between the ages of 18-34.
Spike then showed an immediate re-air of “Primetime,” which delivered a household rating of 0.53 for a total of 614,000 viewers. With males between the ages of 18-49, the re-air did a 0.64 as well as a 0.41 with people between 18-49 and a 0.55 with males between the ages of 18-34.