FUEL TV Postfight Show Sets Records


On Saturday night on Fuel TV, the UFC 162 Postfight show, which aired live at 1am ET, was the #1 rated program in all of broadcast and ad-supported cable for the 1am – 2am time period among M18-49 coverage area rating (0.67). Additionally, it was #3 on M25-54 (0.62) and #6 on M18-34 (0.49).

The show tied as the highest-rated and was the second most-watched UFC Postfight show in FUEL TV network history. The telecast averaged a 0.42 HH rating, 214,000 total viewers, and a 0.67 M18-49 rating, up +282% on HH’s, +328% on total viewers and +379% among M18-49 compared to the 2012 Live UFC Postfight show average. 

It was tied as the 10th most watched program and tied as 9th highest rated program ever on the network.

It helped deliver the 5th most watched Saturday late night.

The level of viewership was even more impressive given the absence of a lead-in, as the five hours of programming airing prior to the Postfight show weren’t UFC related.  Of course, UFC legend Anderson Silva getting knocked out, coupled with the event falling on a holiday weekend were likely the driving factors in making this the network’s highest-rated UFC Postfight show ever.

For the FUEL TV UFC 162 Weigh-In Show on Friday, July 5, that aired live at 7pm ET, it was the second highest-rated and fourth most-watched live UFC Weigh-In in network history, averaging a 0.27 HH rating, 119,000 total viewers and a 0.33 M18-49 rating.  It was up +200% on HH’s, +183% on total viewers and +230% among M18-49 compared to the 2012 Live UFC Weigh-In average.  It was the highest-rated and most-watched show on FUEL TV on Friday,

FX Prelims:

Saturday’s UFC PPV Prelims on FX delivered 1,363,000 viewers, up 41% from the 6/15 event (968,000). Saturday’s prelims were the #1 program in all of broadcast and ad-supported cable in the 8-10pm ET time period among M18-34 (331,000) and #2 in both M18-49 (758,000) and M25-54 (736,000).


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willienugget site profile image  

7/11/13 2:44 PM by willienugget

Yeah 2nd,10th,5th,9th Which one was a record?

Refuse to Lose site profile image  

7/11/13 2:22 PM by Refuse to Lose

It's awesome for fans that can't catch every event but still want a break down of what happened so they stay up to date. Dana White said it best there's no better time to be a fan then now the coverage is incredible.

crowbar site profile image  

7/11/13 2:18 PM by crowbar

  Yep,so is the Speed Channel (at least their content)  

Cann site profile image  

7/11/13 2:16 PM by Cann

Cheap way to watch the small clips of highlights from the PPV but not pay a cent? Watch the post fight show.

GodSaveTheReem site profile image  

7/11/13 6:32 AM by GodSaveTheReem

so is fuel TV going away all together once fox sports 1 sets up?

MMALOGIC site profile image  

7/11/13 1:07 AM by MMALOGIC

Once they get established on FS1 and most of the first run UFC content is on one accessible channel the numbers are gonna be very good.

tenchu site profile image  

7/11/13 12:01 AM by tenchu

Awesome. Milestones keep getting set.MMA keeps growing towards the being the biggest combat sport.

epwar site profile image  

7/11/13 12:01 AM by epwar

But according to Dana, no one cares about those undercard guys (although I'm sure Dana loves that ad revenue their fights brought).

pennviachoke site profile image  

7/10/13 11:56 PM by pennviachoke

Fox Sports>ESPN imo

Augustus Caesar site profile image  

7/10/13 11:53 PM by Augustus Caesar

That is badass, the numbers will get even better when they move to Fox Sports 2 (I think that is where the post fight shows will be aired).