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1/4/10 7:19 PM
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There's no denying it: Kimbo Slice sells.

Spike TV’s David Schwarz on Monday informed MMAWeekly.com that Nielsen numbers are in for The Ultimate Fighter finale. The Nielsen totals, which includes the live telecast and adds in all replays for the following seven days, pushed the average number of viewers for the Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson versus Houston Alexander fight up from 5.2 million for the live telecast to 6 million total.

The season 10 finale averaged 3.7 million viewers over the course of the three-hour live telecast, and 4.2 million with the seven-day replay window.

Even minus the replay viewership, the ratings were strong enough to make the Kimbo versus Alexander fight the most watched UFC bout of 2009, the finale the most watched final episode in Ultimate Fighter history, and shattered the series’ average viewership.

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1/4/10 7:23 PM
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Only delusional mother fuckers will deny Kimbo's drawing power
1/4/10 7:29 PM
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Underground News - The season 10 finale averaged 3.7 million viewers over the course of the three-hour live.

Even minus the replay viewership, the ratings were strong enough to make the Kimbo versus Alexander fight the most watched UFC bout of 2009,




An average of 3.7 million viewers is the most watched UFC bout of 2009?
1/4/10 7:36 PM
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 That's an average.  The finale was peaking every 15 minute block up until Kimbo's fight.  The "average" is sometimes WAY below the peak if the peak is a proportionally smaller time slot that the show as a whole. 
1/4/10 7:40 PM
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MoreThanUFC -  That's an average.  The finale was peaking every 15 minute block up until Kimbo's fight.  The "average" is sometimes WAY below the peak if the peak is a proportionally smaller time slot that the show as a whole. 




I understand that, but as they neglected to list the peak figure, I had no other point of reference.

I dont really get why Spike include the replay stats in their figures, the true point of measure should be on the live, or initial broadcast only.
1/4/10 7:45 PM
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That's a lot of people watching HA execute one of the most boring and ineffective game plans ever broadcast in modern MMA!!!
1/4/10 8:44 PM
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Youhave to wonder how long Kimbo can maintain the interest of MMA's most casual fans when he continues to put thoroughly mediocre efforts in front of their millions of eyes.  Does his celebrity and gimmickry essentially transcend the need to perform in terms of his value to the UFC?

Sports entertainment in an interesting business. 
 
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