According to Spike TV, Saturday’s telecast of “UFC Fight For The Troops 2” peaked at 2.5 million viewers. The live special raised funds for the brave men and women in the United States Armed Forces with traumatic brain injuries.
“We are honored to have partnered with the UFC and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund for this special event saluting America’s real heroes,” Spike TV president Kevin Kay stated.
“With our two Fight for the Troops events, we’ve raised over $8.5 million for soldiers dealing with traumatic brain injury, burns and amputations,” UFC President Dana White said. “We’ve created worldwide awareness for traumatic brain injury through our support of the troops.”
Saturday’s show took place at Fort Hood in Kileen, Texas and featured Melvin Guillard’s 1stRound mauling of Evan Dunham.
Overall, the broadcast garnered a 1.3 household rating and a 1.5 score among Men 18-34.
The Spike telecast ranked number 2 in Men 18-34 and Men 18-49 in cable in the timeslot. “UFC Fight For The Troops 2” drew 18 percent more viewers than the “UFC Fight Night” average for 2010.
Spike TV is available in 99.4 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. A unit of Viacom, MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.