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Versus scores big with 1.24 million viewers for UFC on Versus 1

Versus has announced the numbers of their first ever UFC broadcast Tuesday,  the average of 1.24 million viewers has to be viewed as a win for the budding cable sports network.

The numbers  gave Versus a win in the key 18-34 year old demographic and a 232 percent increase over “WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz” .  The numbers were good enough to secure second place overall in the ratings.

Versus is available in over 75million homes, and was successful in coming to an agreement with DirecTV just one week ago to put the upstart sports network back on the satellite provider.  Many have pointed to the UFC’s involvement with the network as a major factor in the agreement being reached.

It was also announced that  UFC on Versus 2 will take place on August 1, 2010, and will be held in Oakland, California.

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