Archive: ratings

Sep 7, 2014 7:57 am

Ratings Report: UFC/Bellator Go Head-To-Head, Here’s The Numbers

The UFC scheduled an event on the same night, in the same town, as Bellator did. UFC Fight Night 50 and Bellator 123 went head to head on Friday night. Here are the preliminary ratings for each event. UFC Fight Night 50: Jacare vs. Mousasi had a .54 rating for its main card, which aired...

Aug 19, 2014 3:43 pm

UFC Fight Night 47 Ratings Top FS1 Viewership For The Week

UFC Fight Night 47: Bader vs. Saint Preux took place this past weekend from Bangor Maine, and the ratings are in. John Ourand Tweeted that the card did 735k viewers on the main card, and as a result topped the FS1 viewership charts for the week. The FOX Sports Live show following the event also...

Jun 17, 2014 4:32 pm

UFC 174 Prelims Experience Spike In Ratings

UFC 174 which took place last Saturday from Vancouver was a lackluster card in the eyes of many. However there was one upside to the event. The prelims did better than they have been doing lately, this may be the direct result of the prelims being shifted from Fox Sports 1 to FX. UFC 174...

Feb 19, 2014 4:52 pm

Ratings Report: Machida Proves He Can Draw On Fox Sports 1

Despite a fairly slow night of fights, which saw 10 different bouts go to a judge’s decision, UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi pulled in very strong ratings. According to MMA Payout, the event had an average viewership of 1.4 million viewers. This is the highest average for a UFC Fight Night Card since UFC...


Dec 19, 2013 8:49 am

Ratings Report: UFC on FOX 9 Draws 2.8 Million

The numbers are in for the UFC on FOX 9 ratings. the card, headlined by a match between UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and number one contender Joseph Benevidez scored a 1.8 rating for the night, and had an overall viewership number of 2.8 million total viewers. The strongest markets for the show was in...

Oct 31, 2013 11:58 am

Recent MMA Ratings Take a Hit, Cause For Concern?

  The sport of MMA has come so far since its beginning that it’s almost humorous that a recent report from Dave Meltzer showing “low” pay-per-view numbers is causing a discussion. Meltzer’s numbers show that the two most recent UFC PPV’s, UFC 165 Jones vs. Gustafsson and UFC 166 Vasquez vs. Dos Santos 3, each...

Apr 23, 2013 8:43 am

Ratings Report: UFC on FOX 7 Draws 3.3 Million Viewers

The TV ratings for the seventh edition of “UFC on FOX” were released in a bittersweet manner for the MMA’s most famous event. Roughly 3.31 million people were drawn by the card in which Benson Henderson put his lightweight belt on the line against Gilbert Melendez. That was enough to grant FOX with the number one...

Mar 5, 2013 7:57 pm

Dave Meltzer Claims That Ronda Rousey is the Fifth Biggest PPV Draw in the UFC

When the UFC finalized the plan to make Ronda Rousey the headliner of UFC 157 there were many fans and analysts that were certain that the company had just made a critical mistake. There was no way in hell that women fighters, let alone the first women fighters to step foot inside the UFC octagon,...

Nov 6, 2012 8:34 am

Ratings Report | TUF 16 Episode 8 Bounces Back In A Major Way | UFC NEWS

Week 8 of The Ultimate Fighter Fridays on FX delivered season highs in Total Viewers (1,061), Adults 18-34 (443), Women 18-49 (275) and Women 18-34 (174), while Adults 18-49 (736) and Men 18-49 (461) hit four-week highs.  Week-to-week gains were strong across the board: ·        A18-49: +47% (736 vs. 502) ·        M18-49: +29% (461 vs....

Sep 17, 2012 4:16 pm

The Ultimate Fighter 16 Debut Ratings Report | UFC NEWS

By Evan Stoumbelis The Ultimate Fighter season 16 kicked off last Friday with Roy Nelson coaching opposite Shane Carwin. The premier episode drew a total audience of 947,000 viewers. The UFC has been struggling with The Ultimate Fighter ratings lately, with Season 15 kicking off with 1.28 million viewers. What did you think of the...

May 8, 2012 2:05 pm

UFC on Fox 3 Ratings Down 50%

By Ryan Busuttil The ratings for UFC on Fox 3, the UFC’s third event on network television, were lower than originally expected. The event averaged 2.4 million viewers according to MMAJunkie.com. That is down about 50% from the 4.7 million who watched UFC on Fox 2 in January and even lower than the first UFC...