UFC on Fox ratings fail to dethrone Kimbo on CBS ratings

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DoTheMMAth
11/13/11 12:39:02PM
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Despite White's nostalgia and best intentions, UFC on Fox 1 reeled in about 4.5 million viewers last night, which is about 2 million less than the sport's very first taste of terrestrial television three years ago (May 31, 2008) on CBS, when Miami bareknuckle brawler Kimbo Slice took on James Thompson in the Elite XC: "Primetime" main event.
BigIP
11/13/11 1:05:10PM
The Brock Overeem would have dethroned Kimbo's ratings. The casual fans only know WWE type fighters like Brock and Kimbo.

After Brock loses to Overeem the UFC should sign Lashley and have him fight Brock. That fight would pull in huge numbers.
SpiderSilva
11/13/11 2:17:06PM
GSP would too cause it would bring in the ladies
prozacnation1978
11/13/11 5:02:59PM
Having it before the manny pacman fight didn't help
Neither did the 6pm start.
Lethal
11/13/11 5:04:41PM
Yep, I say it was the Manny fight that did it.
emfleek
11/13/11 6:43:26PM
Updated numbers via Mike Chiappetta...


Here's the updated UFC on FOX ratings info: 5.7 million viewers, strong in key demos...
Bubbles
11/13/11 6:44:19PM
its not just the Pacman fight, its also because it only had ONE fight between two relatively unknowns to the general public. and CBS is "America's most watched network"
Poor_Franklin
11/13/11 6:54:42PM
im more curious to how this did worldwide

edit: SBNation this says Dana's claim of 60million in Brazil was actually somewhere around 10 million.... (that's still not a bad number, is it?)
grappler0000
11/13/11 7:54:32PM

Posted by Poor_Franklin

im more curious to how this did worldwide

edit: SBNation this says Dana's claim of 60million in Brazil was actually somewhere around 10 million.... (that's still not a bad number, is it?)



USA - 5.7* / 312** = 1.8% of population watched
Bra - 10* / 192** = 5.2% of population watched

*million viewers
**million people live in country

Brazil had a much higher percentage of the population watching than the US, so I would say that it is indeed a good number. 60 million would have been crazy. 31.25% is nearly 1 in 3 people.
tcunningham
11/14/11 2:24:59AM
i personally think all the BS that went on for something like 30 mins before the fight had to bring the numbers down. I religiously watch these fights weither the card is good or bad, and even i was getting pissed waiting for that shit to start. the henderson/guida fight would have been a perfect warm up for the fans, a 15 min war followed by a 1 min KO. its the entire aspect of the sport covered. WTF!!!!!!!!!!
emfleek
11/16/11 4:24:10PM
UPDATE: It's just been announced that viewership for UFC on FOX peaked at 8.8 million viewers.
bootyclause
11/16/11 10:52:56PM
MMA Media Fail - as usual.
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