Last weekend’s UFC On FOX 20 event was watched by an average of 2,975,000 viewers on FOX, for an overall 1.8 rating.
That’s the highest rating yet for a ‘UFC On FOX’ show during the summer season since they began in 2011, and is the largest viewership since UFC On FOX 14: Gustafsson Vs Johnson did 3,049,000 viewers with a 1.8 rating back in January of 2015.
Even better news was that the main event between Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko drew a peak rating of 4,687,000 viewers, the fifth highest in ‘UFC On FOX’ history.
That suggests that former woman’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm was the big draw on the card, no doubt thanks to the fact that she rose to fame folowing that head kick KO heard around the world against Ronda Rousey in November of last year.
Unfortunately, ‘The Preacher’s Daughter’s’ stock dropped on Saturday night night as she struggled to find her range against Shevchenko, who comprehensively outstruck her for much of the 25 minute encounter, showing excellent timing on her counters.
Earlier in the evening, the featured preliminary bout between Eddie Wineland and Frankie Saenz had pulled 1,261,000 viewers, while the post-fight show on Fox Sports 1 delivered 222,000 viewers – the fourth highest for a ‘UFC On FOX’ show to date.