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1.3 Million Viewers Tune in for UFC 130 Prelims

An average of 1.3 million viewers watched the UFC 130 Prelims show on Spike TV Saturday for the Kendall Grove vs. Tim Boetsch and Miguel Torres vs. Demetrious Johnson undercard bouts.

Spike TV said Wednesday the one-hour program earned a .9 household rating and was No. 1 among males 18-49 in the time slot.

Viewership increased as the show went on with more eyeballs tuning in for the Johnson-Torres bantamweight fight. Here is the quarter-hour breakdown.

8:00 p.m. ET: 1,132,000
8:15 p.m. ET: 1,233,000
8:30 p.m. ET: 1,445,000
8:45 p.m. ET: 1,499,000

Overall, the UFC 130 ratings were on the low end of Spike TV's 2011 numbers.

UFC Prelims on Spike:

-- UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields, 1.5 million viewers with Rory MacDonald over Nate Diaz and Jake Ellenberger over Sean Pierson

-- UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones, 1.3 million viewers with Edson Barboza over Anthony Njokuani and Luiz Cane over Eliot Marshall

-- UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort, 2 million viewers with Donald Cerrone over Paul Kelly and Chad Mendes over Michihiro Omigawa.

UFC Prelims on ION:

-- UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch, 714,000 viewers with Ross Pearson over Spencer Fisher, Alexander Gustafsson over James Te Huna and Nick Ring over Riki Fukuda.

-- UFC 125: Edgar vs. Maynard 2, 829,999 viewers with Jeremy Stephens over Marcus Davis, Dustin Poirier over Josh Grispi and Brad Tavares over Phil Baroni.