‘UFC Fight Night: Japan’ Pulls In Below Average Ratings

September 30, 2015 5:59 am by BJPENN.COM News

This past weekend’s UFC Fight Night: Japan brought in just slightly below average ratings for a FS1 primetime UFC event.

To be clear, the event was not a total bust, it respectively brought in 841,000 viewers. However it is below the average of 882,000 viewers.

There were likely a few reasons for this. One, the fights went up against some tough competition. There were quite a few college football games on around the same time on FOX, ABC, ESPN and ESPN 2. There was also boxing, a Deontay Wilder title fight, which aired on NBC.

The prelims did fairly well, especially considering they were on FS2 and not the normal FS!, which aired a baseball game at the time.

They averaged 270,000 viewers during their live broadcast, which is good when you factor in that prelim ratings were drawn on a station that’s in only 48.7 million homes nationwide.


MMA’S Best React To Nick Diaz 5 Year Suspension
[ooyala code=”9maGRrdzp7l5qKeuSBuRG7MijJu9o26I” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ width=”1280″ height=”720″ auto=”true”]

About BJPENN.com

Shouted out after victory to the UFC masses, BJPENN.COM is the home to multiple time champion BJ Penn. After a decade of on-line operation BJPENN.COM has evolved into the most reliable destination for all your fighter interviews, fighter blogs and MMA/UFC news stories.

Advertise with us

For all advertising inquiries click here.

About us

Please contact us for all website inquiries.