The current season of UFC Primetime which focused on Saturday night’s UFC 145 headline clash between Jon Jones and Rashad Evans ended on a high on FX this past Friday night with the best ratings of the three part series.
The episode on the eve of the fight drew 646,000 viewers, up from 573,000 the week before and notably higher than the 462,000 viewers for the debut episode.
While that’s certainly pleasing it should still be noted that the Jones Vs Evans special’s average of 560,000 over the course of the whole season still places it only eighth out of nine audience wise compared to previous editions of the show.
The UFC had intended to do another season of Primetime for UFC 146’s Junior Dos Santos Vs Alistair Overeem fight, but it’s unclear if they’ll continue with that plan now that Overeem is out due to a failed drugs test and Frank Mir has stepped in to replace him.
UFC Primetime Average Audiences By Season:
- UFC Primetime: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos (UFC on FOX 1) on FOX: 2.0 million viewers
- UFC Primetime: Jackson vs. Evans (UFC 114) on Spike TV: 1.2 million
- UFC Primetime: St-Pierre vs. Hardy (UFC 111) on Spike TV: 1.0 million
- UFC Primetime: Lesnar vs. Velasquez (UFC 121) on Spike TV: 974,000
- UFC Primetime: St-Pierre vs. Penn 2 (UFC 94) on Spike TV: 880,000
- UFC Primetime: St-Pierre vs. Shields on Spike TV: 610,000
- UFC Primetime: Jones vs. Evans (UFC 145) on FX: 560,000
- UFC Primetime: Diaz vs. Condit (UFC 143) on FX: 540,000