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Shogun vs. Sonnen draws remarkable ratings on FOX Sports 1

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FOX Sports 1 got off to an impressive debut Saturday night doing a 1.38 rating and 1.78 million viewers for the three-hour main card headlined by Mauricio "Shogun" Rua vs. Chael Sonnen based on Nielsen's fast nationals.

The rating is the key, because FOX Sports 1 was not in as many homes as FX. The company's most successful card on FX, the Jan. 19 show headlined by Michael Bisping vs. Vitor Belfort, did a 1.27 rating and 1.86 million viewers. Essentially, on its first night in existence, the UFC show, had it been in the same number of homes would have beaten the highest-rated UFC card to date on FX, an established top-tier cable channel...

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Post #1   8/19/13 8:21:31AM   

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It was a damn good event. Glad to hear it did well.

Post #3   8/19/13 2:47:51PM   

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