The numbers don't lie -- "The Ultimate Fighter" left Spike TV with a bang.
According to figures gathered by MMA Nation, Saturday night's The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale drew an average of 2.5 million viewers for the live broadcast, ranking in as the top-rated season finale since 2009's TUF 10 Finale.
In addition, the three-hour event drew a 1.7 household rating, a 2.4 in males age 18-49, and a 2.9 in males age 18-34, making it Saturday's number-one program on ad-supported cable among the two crucial demographics.
Ratings peaked at 10:30 p.m. ET as 3.5 million viewers tuned in to watch middleweight coach Michael Bisping dominate Jason "Mayhem" Miller en route to a third-round TKO victory in the night's main event.
By comparison, the TUF 13 Finale drew an average of 1.8 million viewers, a household rating of 1.32, a 1.74 in males age 18-49, and a 1.95 in males age 18-34. Last year's TUF 12 Finale drew an average of two million viewers and a 1.4 household rating.
The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale was held on December 3rd and broadcast live on Spike TV from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event marked the final season before the longstanding series transitions to Fox-owned FX in 2012.