UFC 75 Ratings Breakdown

September 24, 2007

Some more detailed numbers about the record breaking UFC 75 broadcast:

  • The 2.5 million males 18-49 who watched the show is a Spike TV record.
  • 1.6 million males 18-34 is the second highest number ever for Spike, trailing only Shamrock-Ortiz.
  • Only the MTV Video Music awards posted higher numbers in the 18-34 male demographic for the week.
  • It was the fourth highest rated show on cable for the week in the 25-54 demographic (men and women).
  • The show was the highest rated show on cable in every adult demographic, men and women, for the day.

The ratings among older adults, especially women, are very impressive. The UFC regularly puts up impressive numbers in the young male demographics, but has never had much success in 25-54 demographic, especially among women.

Because Spike has a higher clearance than last year (several million more households), and the fact that Tivo viewership is now being included in the ratings, the peak quarter hour of the Jackson-Henderson fight is expected to surpass the 5.7 million viewers who watched Shamrock-Ortiz III last year making it the most watched fight of all time.

Source: Dave Meltzer

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