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UFC 126 Was Most-Watched Prelims in Spike TV History

The UFC 126 Prelims last Saturday was the highest-rated in the 18-month history of the UFC Prelims on Spike TV, the cable television network tells

According to Spike TV, the lead-in program to the pay-per-view earned a 1.2 household rating and an average audience of two million viewers. The one-hour show also registered a 1.7 rating in both Men 18-49 and Men 18-34, handing Spike TV the No. 1 spot in the hour for those demographics.

The live Spike TV portion of the UFC 126 card featured a featherweight bout between Chad Mendes and Michihiro Omigawa as well as a lightweight bout between Donald Cerrone and Paul Kelly.

UFC 126 marked the return of undercards of UFC pay-per-views on Spike TV. The previous one on Spike TV was UFC 123 last November. In the period in between, the UFC experimented with a stream and a new deal with ION TV.

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