Spike TV anoounced today that The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale drew a 2.4 rating and 3.7 million viewers. While Spike TV is touting that the finale was the third most-watched UFC fight event ever, it falls short of the 5.3 million viewers that tuned in for the third episode of the season, which saw Kimbo Slice face Roy Nelson.
As expected, Saturday’s finale peaked with 5.2 million viewers and a 5.9 rating with Men 18-34 for the Kimbo Slice-Houston Alexander fight, again falling short of the 6.1 million viewers that the Slice – Nelson fight drew.
The finale is the most watched final episode in the 10 seasons of the show, and the highest rated live fight card on Spike TV of 2009. It was the most-watched show on cable with Men 18-34 and Men 18-49 for the day.
Overall, season 10 ranks as the most-watched in the series history, drawing an average of 3.4 million viewers, as compared to an average of 2 million viewers for the previous nine seasons.