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UFC 156 prelims score all-time best ratings for FX with almost 1.9 viewers

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Dave Meltzer at MMA Fighting is reporting some more good news for the UFC:

Saturday's UFC 156 prelims drew 1,897,000 viewers, topping the previous UFC on FX record of 1,860,000 viewers set two weeks earlier for the Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping card from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The number was a huge increase from the prelims on FX on Jan. 26 before the FOX network special from Chicago's United Center which did 1,208,000 viewers.

The largest previous audience on FX for prelims before a big show came on July 7 when the UFC 148 prelims did 1.8 million viewers. But that was to be expected, since there was more interest in UFC on that day with the Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen middleweight title rematch than any day over the past two years.

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Post #1   2/6/13 12:28:04PM   

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Less than two whole people watched it? And thats the best?

Post #2   2/6/13 3:23:12PM   

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Cool They were some good prelims too

I bet for UFC 158 they hit 2 million.

Post #3   2/6/13 6:53:02PM   

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Super ppv
That's why. The fx prelims were okay
I still think Cisco vs Edwin should have been a fx prelim and not a facebook fight.

Post #4   2/6/13 9:50:30PM