The recent Feb. 21 broadcast of "UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson," which aired via same-day tape delay this past Saturday on Spike TV, peaked with three million viewers.
The broadcast, originally slated to feature five fights (though a record total of nine actually made the broadcast), scored more viewers in the key demographics of Men 18-34 (634,000) and Men 18-49 (1.24 million) than any cable or network program during its 9 p.m. to midnight timeslot, Spike TV today announced.
The broadcast scored a 1.6 household rating and averaged 2.4 million viewers.
For comparison, here are the overall numbers from the UFC's last five Spike TV shows from Baudelaire's excellent MMA in Numbers post:
UFC Fight Night 17: Lauzon vs. Stephens - 1.3 rating; 1.7 million viewers
The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale - 1.3 rating; 1.9 million viewers
UFC: Fight For The Troops - 1.43 rating; 2 million viewers (source)
UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben - 1.7 rating; 2.6 million viewers
UFC Fight Night 15: Diaz vs. Neer - 1.6 rating (M 18-49 and M18-34); 1.8 million viewers (source)