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Without Kimbo Slice, TUF 11 Finale Ratings Back to Normal

An average of 2 million viewers tuned in this past Saturday to watch the three-hour live broadcast of The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale and 2.4 million viewers watched the middleweight final between Court McGee and Kris McCray, Spike TV announced Tuesday afternoon.

The numbers are way down from last season, but on par with previous Kimbo-less seasons. The TUF 10 Finale drew an average of 3.7 million viewers and peaked with 5.2 million when Kimbo Slice made his official UFC debut against Houston Alexander. The season nine finale averaged 2.2 million viewers and peaked with 2.8 million.

Even with the ratings returning to pre-Kimbo levels, the UFC-Spike TV broadcast was still No. 1 in the Men 18-34 demographic for anything on television in the time slot.

In ratings points, The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale averaged a 1.4 household rating overall, a 1.9 rating in Men 18-49 and a 2.3 rating in Men 18-34.

Spike TV added that 2.3 million viewers tuned in for the co-headliner between Matt Hamill and Keith Jardine.