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FUEL TV and UFC Make History With 315,000 Peak Audience For Sanchez vs. Ellenberger


UFC on FUEL TV took place a week ago on Saturday in  Omaha, Nebraska from the Omaha Civic Auditorium. A welterweight clash between Jake Ellenberger and Diego Sanchez was featured in the main event of the evening.

It took all three-rounds for Ellenberger to secure victory tonight, but it wasn’t without its complications. After a pretty one-sided first two rounds Diego Sanchez was able to hurt Ellenberger in the third and eventually take the back of his opponent where he pretty much ended the fight delivering punch after punch after punch. In the end though, the judges scored it three rounds to two for Ellenberger.

The broadcast garnered a peak audience of 315,000 vieweres and while that may not seem like much as far as what you are used to seeing a UFC card pull, here are some notable milestones the broadcast broke for FUEL TV.

- With a heavy fill of UFC programming on last Saturday, the day goes down as the most watched day in FUEL TV history. Their average audience went up by 520 percent.

– The UFC on Fuel TV 1: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger event with a peak audience of 315,000 has become the most watched prime time program in FUEL TV history.

– It also garnered the highest rankings in FUEL TV history amongst men 18-49.

While more than anything, the limited audience reach of FUEL TV will continue to play a big factor in these ratings, the UFC and FOX sister station seem to be on the right track in getting this new partnership off the ground.

You can check out our full play-by-play HERE for a more detailed breakdown.(continue to next page for More Highlights Highlights)

Read More: UFC on Fuel TV 1, Jake Ellenberger (News), Diego Sanchez (News)

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6 Comments to FUEL TV and UFC Make History With 315,000 Peak Audience For Sanchez vs. Ellenberger

  1. Ryan says:

    I was at the show and it was this past wednesday the 15th, not last saturday

  2. Jacob Kindt says:

    I dont get Fuel TV, Hopefully If they continue the success my provider will add it, like they did with G4.

  3. David says:

    Gee what a surprise that a channel no one has heard of broke their own records with ufc cards, shocking

  4. matt says:

    3+2=3??? how many rounds? wtf did u score there?

    • Dan says:

      I see lots of mistakes in this report….it was last Wednesday, so didn’t compete with Sat night viewing (still very impressive to get so many watching on a weds) and yeh….he didn’t win 3rnds to 2…. Clearly that is impossible in a 3rd fight….which punk wrote this story….do your research? It was only last week!

  5. Xaninho says:

    Whatever the writer of this article smoked..I want that too!

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