Final SpikeTV ‘UFC Prelims’ earns 1.8 million viewers

UFC 141 took place this past Friday, Dec. 30, at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In addition to the one-hour “UFC Prelims” special, the main card aired on pay-per-view, and other prelims streamed on Facebook. Pearson won his fight via split decision, and Castillo won his bout via split decision.

Of the 26 “UFC Prelims” specials Spike TV has aired to date, UFC 141’s ranks as the second best. The top-rated special came in early 2011 with UFC 126, which drew two million viewers.

The full list of “UFC Prelims” broadcasts and ratings as compiled by MMAjunkie includes:

1) UFC 126 (February 2011): 2 million viewers
2) UFC 141 (December 2011): 1.8 million viewers
3) UFC 109 (February 2010): 1.7 million
4) UFC 135 (September 2011): 1.6 million
4) UFC 131 (June 2011): 1.6 million

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