Beginning 8/22 at 11PM, the first of two new seasons of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show will air. Although the show depended on the RAW lead-in to reach a strong initial audience, Spike is confident that the show’s 1.9 finale rating – without help from RAW – indicates a large “set” fanbase for the program.
Throughout 2005 and 2006, Spike will also air six life UFC fight cards, in addition to a new 26 episode series that features highlights from past UFC PPVs.
The network had also had brief discussions about handing TNA a timeslot, although at this point, no deal has materialized.
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