The official figures for ‘UFC on Versus 6: Cruz vs. Johnson' have been released, and the numbers indicate it was one of the UFC-Versus partnership's most success shows. In total, the broadcast averaged 789,000 viewers, ranking in as the third most-watched event in the six-episode ‘On Versus' series history.
The figures are a slight improvement over the series' previous show, ‘UFC on Versus 5: Lytle vs. Hardy,' which drew 766,000 viewers on the heels of Chris Lytle's post-fight bonus streak and impending retirement.
Though, Saturday's show likely marked the end of the UFC's two-year foray on Versus, which generally emerged as underwhelming from a ratings standpoint. Even during the series' high-water mark -- its first iteration, headlined by Brandon Vera vs. Jon Jones, that collected 1,240,000 viewers -- the ratings for 'UFC on Versus' always paled in comparison to Spike TV broadcast events, which usually average from 1.5 million to 2 million viewers.
A complete list of ratings for ‘UFC On Versus,' compiled by MMAJunkie.com:
"UFC on Versus 1: Vera vs Jones" (March 2010): 1,240,000 viewers
"UFC on Versus 2: Jones vs. Matyushenko" (August 2010): 991,000
"UFC on Versus 6: Cruz vs. Johnson" (October 2011): 789,000
"UFC on Versus 5: Lytle vs. Hardy" (August 2011): 766,000
"UFC on Versus 4: Kongo vs. Barry" (June 2011): 744,000
"UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs. Kampmann" (March 2011): 681,000