It would seem that UFC 190’s Fox Sports 1 prelims did very, very well.
According to a FOX Sports press release:
Saturday night’s UFC preliminary bouts (8:00 PM – 10:00 PM ET) averaged 1,322,000 viewers, making it the third most-watched Pay-Per-View preliminary card in FOX Sports 1 history, and took the top spot in primetime among all ad supported cable sports networks. The event peaked at 1,599,000 viewers (9:15 PM – 9:30 PM ET). Saturday’s prelims were up +13% on household rating (1.04 vs. 0.92) and +10% on average audience (1,322,000 vs. 1,205,000) over the prelims for Rousey’s last main event PPV card (2/28/15) on FOX Sports 1 in which she defeated challenger Cat Zingano at UFC 184 in 14 seconds.
FOX Sports 1’s UFC 190 PREFIGHT SHOW on Saturday (7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET) tallied 518,000 viewers making it the third most-watched PPV prefight in FOX Sports 1 history. Following Rousey’s dominance, many viewers switched back over to FOX Sports 1 for the network’s UFC 190 POSTFIGHT SHOW (1:42 AM – 2:42 AM ET), which delivered 438,000 viewers ranking as the second most-watched UFC 190 POSTFIGHT SHOW in FOX Sports 1 history.
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