UFC on FOX 2 ratings: Event averages 4.7 million viewers, second-best all-time

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grappler0000
1/31/12 12:19:57PM
This past weekend's UFC on FOX 2 event, which featured three main-card bouts, averaged 4.7 million viewers.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the figures with industry sources.

Overall, the Jan. 28 event – which ran two hours and 19 minutes – scored a 3.21 rating among men 18-49 and a 3.21 among men 18-34. It's tied for the second-highest-rated MMA event in U.S. television history.

All of the numbers are down from November's record-setting UFC on FOX 1 event. The FOX-televised broadcast, which featured just one bout with Junior Dos Santos claiming the heavyweight title from Cain Velasquez, averaged 5.7 million viewers. The event also scored a 4.0 household rating among men 18-49 and 4.3 among men 18-34.

The second event – and the first official show that is part of a seven-year UFC-FOX deal that formally began this month – took place at Chicago's sold-out United Center. Rashad Evans claimed a light-heavyweight title shot with a decision victory over Phil Davis in the headliner. In other FOX-televised bouts, which followed prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook, Chael Sonnen edged Michael Bisping to claim a middleweight title shot, and middleweight Chris Weidman kept his perfect record intact with a decision win over Demian Maia.

On Monday, FOX officials announced that – according to overnight-ratings information – UFC on FOX 2 ratings were up 42 percent compared to the network's previous four weeks of Saturday-night programming.

In counter-programming efforts, Spike TV averaged 828,000 viewers for a UFC Fight Night replay and "UFC Unleashed" episodes that aired from 7-11 p.m. ET/PT. The UFC Fight Night replay kicked off the counter-programming strong and averaged 960,000 viewers...

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Poor_Franklin
1/31/12 1:50:27PM
i know MANY people who still don't know about UFC on FOX or FX.

i also know people who did not watch this past weekend bc they thought it started at the usual ppv time.

MuayThaiGeek13
1/31/12 2:05:12PM
Idk if I'm humored or annoyed by the near 1 million idiots who watched spike instead.
Lesnar1
1/31/12 5:08:31PM
Those are some awesome numbers.
Bubbles
2/1/12 12:15:58PM

Posted by Poor_Franklin

i also know people who did not watch this past weekend bc they thought it started at the usual ppv time.



yeah the new time slot threw a lot of people off. I had a couple friends show up just before the Evans/Davis fight cuz they thought it started at PPV time
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