“The Ultimate Fighter 10” Finale garnered 3.7 million viewers with
a 2.4 average household rating, according to Spike TV.
The three-hour event peaked during the Kevin "Kimbo
Alexander bout with 5.2 million viewers and a strong 5.9 rating
in the Men 18-34 demographic. The network said the event was the
most watched UFC live event on Spike TV in 2009.
These numbers fall short of the record-setting 6.1 million viewers
that tuned in to watch Slice, real name Kevin
Ferguson, during the season’s third episode. Nelson earned a
second-round technical knockout over the Internet backyard brawler
during the most-watched episode ever for the original series in its
six-year history (5.3 million viewers, 3.7 household rating).
Nelson-Slice remains the most watched fight ever (live or taped) on
Spike TV, topping Quinton
Jackson and Dan
Henderson’s middleweight battle at UFC 75 in September 2007,
which garnered 5.9 million viewers. Slice-Alexander sits at
Saturday’s live finale was the third most-watched UFC fight event
ever, said Spike TV.