UFC on FOX 7 did 3.31 million viewers

 

Last night the UFC on FOX 7 was the second time Benson Henderson defeated his lightweight title on the network, and although the ratings were slightly lower, it was still a strong showing according to Dave Meltzer of MMAFighting.com:

The question of how important promotion of UFC events on NFL games is for the FOX network shows was answered in the affirmative Saturday night. But it's not a huge difference and the Benson Henderson vs. Gilbert Melendez lightweight title fight showed a quality UFC event will do well outside the NFL season.

Based on the fast nationals, the seventh UFC on FOX event did 3.31 million viewers and a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demo. That number isn't far off the fast national numbers of the two previous shows. The Jan. 26 show, headlined by Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson for the flyweight title, including top draw Quinton "Rampage" Jackson for support, did 3.77 million viewers on the fast nationals and a 1.8 in 18-49s. The Dec. 8 show headlined by Henderson vs. Nate Diaz for the lightweight title, featuring top draw B.J. Penn, did 3.41 million viewers and 1.6 in 18-49s.

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Theonlyvivid site profile image  

4/22/13 11:49 AM by Theonlyvivid

40K..Not many people who I spoke with knew who Canelo or Trout were. You're reaching here.

TheBlackFist site profile image  

4/22/13 11:23 AM by TheBlackFist

Ouch

Chris27 site profile image  

4/22/13 11:20 AM by Chris27

They didnt get booted off FX, the plan was always to wait for the Fox Sports network, they were thrown on FX at the last minute. It never fit with their programming.It is a shame that when they finally are gaining traction on FX they have to move again but having everything on one sports network should be good for them long term.

Theonlyvivid site profile image  

4/22/13 11:12 AM by Theonlyvivid

Too many naysayers who don't know dick about ratings or business models. These are good numbers, and are still early..I'm thinking between 4-5 mill.

slamming site profile image  

4/21/13 11:43 PM by slamming

Never mind that, did you know the UFC got BOOTED off FX?

Chris27 site profile image  

4/21/13 11:34 PM by Chris27

what are you talking about?So the overnights come in basically the same as UFC on Fox 5 and close to what Fox 6 did, both of which had NFL push and they make you nervous for the future of the UFC on fox?Am I the only one who has idea what this guy is talking about?

stonepony site profile image  

4/21/13 10:52 PM by stonepony

Absolutely nobody, except for maybe DW and the other bright visionaries who invested.Fox was always the likely home eventually though. It was always Fox that had the foresight to take a chance with programming that nobody else would touch. Nobody would go near Married With Children for example. Every other network thought it was too risqué.

slamming site profile image  

4/21/13 8:38 PM by slamming

LOL

Nucky site profile image  

4/21/13 8:31 PM by Nucky

Most people were in route to friends house to watch Canelo vs Trout something like 90k people were in attendance in San antonio.

C4mac site profile image  

4/21/13 8:08 PM by C4mac

These numbers make me nervous for the future of the UFC on Fox, and it doesn't help that TUF just got booted off FX.