There was some good news on the TV Ratings front for the UFC on Friday night as the third episode of ‘UFC Primetime: Dos Santos Vs Mir’ drew 773,000 viewers.
Not only is that a jump of 229,000 viewers on the previous week’s installment, but it’s also the best audience for the show overall since it started airing on the FX channel, beating out the previous best of 657,000 viewers pulled in by the premiere of Primetime: Diaz Vs Condit earlier in the year.
With a final average of 619,000 viewers over it’s three episodes, ‘Primetime: Dos Santos Vs Mir’ surpasses both the ‘Diaz Vs Condit’ and ‘Jones Vs Evans’ season’s overall, and also outdoes the ‘Primetime: GSP Vs Shields’ season on Spike TV which drew an average audience of 610,000.
All in all this is an encouraging outcome for both the UFC and FX, showing an upward trend despite the fact it was led in by some of the lowest audiences ever seen for ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Live’ show.
UFC Primetime TV Ratings – All Time:
- UFC Primetime: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos (FOX): 2.0 million viewers
- UFC Primetime: Jackson vs. Evans (UFC 114) (Spike TV): 1.2 million
- UFC Primetime: St-Pierre vs. Hardy (Spike TV): 1.0 million
- UFC Primetime: Lesnar vs. Velasquez (Spike TV): 974,000
- UFC Primetime: St-Pierre vs. Penn 2 (UFC 94) (Spike TV): 880,000
- UFC Primetime: Dos Santos vs. Mir (FX): 619,000
- UFC Primetime: St-Pierre vs. Shields (Spike TV): 610,000
- UFC Primetime: Jones vs. Evans (FX): 560,000
- UFC Primetime: Diaz vs. Condit (FX): 540,000