FUEL TV Nabs Ratings Hit With "TUF Finale" Prelims
Network Records Most-Watched Friday Prime and Fourth Most-Watched Show Ever
LOS ANGELES, CA – “THE ULIMATE FIGHTER FINALE LIVE” Prelims kicked up FUEL TV’s ratings on Friday, June 1. The night’s undercards delivered record-setting numbers as the network (www.fuel.tv) recorded its most-watched Friday prime time, its second most-watched Friday, and its fourth most-watched show in history, according to figures released by Nielsen Media Research.
The action-filled, two-hour program, which featured four live bouts, was the fifth UFC Prelims telecast on FUEL TV in 2012.
FUEL TV Audience Highlights Friday, June 1, 2012:
Extensive UFC coverage continues in the month of June, with FUEL TV telecasting the live Weigh-ins, Prelims and Postfight shows for UFC ON FX: JOHNSON VS. MCCALL Friday, June 8; and UFC ON FX: MAYNARD VS. GUIDA on Friday, June 22. FUEL TV also broadcasts the live Weigh-in and Postfight shows for UFC 147: SILVA VS. FRANKLIN II on Saturday, June 23.
In addition, FUEL TV premieres “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” to U.S. television audiences Sunday, June 10. In 2012, FUEL TV telecasts more UFC programming than any network has ever offered.
For a complete listing of FUEL TV shows, go to: http://www.fuel.tv/schedule/. For more information, go to www.fuel.tv, www.fuel.tv/ufc, on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/fueltv, and on Twitter at: @fueltv, #UFConFUELTV
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FUEL TV is the only cable and satellite television network that features the exciting world of adrenaline and thrill-seeking sports including UFC, motocross, surfing and more. This new generation of sports provides a rich landscape of some of the most vibrant and action-packed television entertainment in the world. With more hours of UFC coverage than any other network, FUEL TV is the place to be for live fights, weigh-ins, prelims, pre- and postfight coverage, results and more. See why adrenaline sports fans call FUEL TV the channel they never turn off. FUEL TV, part of FOX Sports Media Group, was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in more than 36 million U.S. homes and can be accessed by broadband, mobile devices and other digital platforms such as iTunes®. FUEL TV programming is available in more than 50 countries around the world with 24/7 channels operating in Australia and Europe. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4 FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit www.fuel.tv.
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