Spike TV has released their ratings for “The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale“, which aired last Saturday, June 16.
The three-hour telecast peaked at 11:30 p.m. ET for the Court McGee vs. Kris McCray main event with 2.4 million viewers.
McGee won the bout with a second round submission to become “The Ultimate Fighter” and win a contract with the UFC.
Thirty minutes prior, the co-main event between Matt Hamill and Keith Jardine attracted 2.3 million viewers.
The show drew more males ages 18-34 than anything else on cable or broadcast television Saturday, including ESPN’s World Cup coverage.
In total, the entire Spike TV telecast had an average audience of 2 million viewers over the three-hour telecast. It had an average household rating of 1.4, a 1.9 in M18-49, and a 2.3 in M18-34.
In comparison, the “TUF 6 Finale” in Dec. 2007 peaked with 2.9 million viewers to watch the epic battle between Roger Huerta and Clay Guida.
Then there was the “TUF 10 Finale” in Dec. 2009, which averaged 3.7 million viewers throughout the broadcast and drew 5.2 million viewers during the Kimbo Slice vs. Houston Alexander fight.