Aldo vs. Faber Prelims: .8 HH Rating
April 27, 2010
MMAPayout.com has learned that the Aldo vs. Faber Prelims on Spike TV that featured the very popular fight between Leonard Garcia and Chan Sung Jung garned a .8HH rating on an average audience of 1 million viewers. The show drew fairly well in the M18-34 and M18-49 demos with a .91 and .92, respectively.
The quarterly ratings were as follows: .62, .62, .82, and 1.01.
The war that Garcia and Jung fought over the last 20 minutes is likely responsible for the 60+% increase in ratings the broadcast saw from start to finish. You also have to wonder how much that fight motivated fans to purchase the PPV afterward.
While the broadcast, overall, was the lowest rated prelim show that Spike has aired to date, it was for all intents and purposes a WEC event. The UFC typically draws anywhere between a .9 and 1.2 for its prelims (viewers ranging from 1.2 to 1.4 million), so it’s definitely a feather in the WEC’s cap to be in that ballpark.