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UFC 139 Spike TV 'Prelims' Earn 1.2 Million Viewers

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Saturday's UFC 139 Spike TV prelims special collected 1.2 million viewers.

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For a third straight event, Saturday's Spike TV "UFC Prelims" special aired to underwhelming ratings. According to figures gathered by MMA Nation, the UFC 139 special drew an average audience of 1.2 million viewers.

Despite viewership rising from the record-lows of UFC 136 (1 million) and UFC 137 (1.1 million), Saturday's total still ranks among the bottom 25-percent of all 25 Spike-televised "UFC Prelims" specials.

The one-hour broadcast also drew a 0.9 household rating, a 1.10 in males 18-49, and a 1.1 in males 18-34. Among all basic cable networks, UFC 139's prelims ranked number-one in their time slot for the male 18-34 demographic, and number-two overall among males 18-49, behind ESPN's college football broadcast of No. 1 LSU vs. Mississippi.

Ratings peaked to 1,383,000 as audiences tuned in to witness "The Ultimate Fighter 8" winner Ryan Bader crush Jason Brilz via first-round knockout.

UFC 139 took place on November 19th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Cailfornia.

'UFC Prelims' ratings on Spike TV:

1. UFC 126: 2 million viewers
2. UFC 109: 1.7 million
3. UFC 135: 1.6 million
3. UFC 131: 1.6 million
3. UFC 114: 1.6 million
6. UFC 129: 1.5 million
6. UFC 108: 1.5 million
6. UFC 121: 1.5 million
6. UFC 123: 1.5 million
10. UFC 133: 1.4 million
10. UFC 104: 1.4 million
10. UFC 103: 1.4 million
13. UFC 134: 1.3 million
13. UFC 130: 1.3 million
13. UFC 128: 1.3 million
13. UFC 119: 1.3 million
13. UFC 116: 1.3 million
13. UFC 115: 1.3 million
13. UFC 106: 1.3 million
20. UFC 139: 1.2 million
20. UFC 132: 1.2 million
20. UFC 111: 1.2 million
23. UFC 137: 1.1 million
23. UFC 118: 1.1 million
25. UFC 136: 1 million